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LAF at the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting

If you’ll be in Los Angles for the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, we hope you’ll join us for these fun and thought-provoking events. LAF will participate in three education sessions, host our popular Annual Benefit at the historic Union Station, and launch a new book featuring the “Declarations” and discussion from our landmark Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. We hope to see you!

Endless Questions: The Heart of Research (FRI-A08)
Fri, Oct 20, 8:30-10am
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
This Education Session with Cynthia Dehlavi of the Office of James Burnett, Josiah Cain of Sherwood Design Engineers, and Jason Long of OMA, and LAF’s Heather Whitlow features presentations and discussion on the what, why, and how of forming and running a research entity within a professional design practice.

In Pursuit of Big Ideas: Time-out for Research, Innovation, and Thought Leadership (FRI-B10)
Fri, Oct 20, 10:30am-12pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503
In this Education Session, LAF’s Jennifer Low, Mark Robbins of the American Academy in Rome, John Peterson of Harvard GSD’s Loeb Fellowship, and Anatole Tchikine of Dumbarton Oaks discuss research and fellowship opportunities that allow landscape architects to develop and explore new ideas and research that can inform design practice.

LAF 32st Annual Benefit 2017-annual-benefit-250x220
Fri, Oct 20, 7:00-10:30pm
Union Station - Historic Ticket Concourse (*Registration Required)

Join top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry for a lively evening with great food and drink in this iconic venue. Proceeds support LAF’s research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives.

LAF Booth in ASLA Expo Hall (#1663) 
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22, 9:00am-6:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
Stop by our booth for book release festivities, including giveaways and author receptions 4:30-6pm both days.

The New Landscape Declaration at ASLA Bookstore nld-book-250x220
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22, 9:00am-6:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
The New Landscape Declaration: A 21st Century Call to Action features 32 essays and reflections from LAF’s unprecedented 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. The book launches at the ASLA bookstore, and LAF CEO Barbara Deutsch and Past-President Kona Gray will be on-hand to discuss on Sunday 9:30-11am.

Alt-Practice Outside the LA Studio: Exploring the Breadth of the Profession (MON-C07)
Mon, Oct 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 152
In this Education Session, LAF’s Barbara Deutsch, Betsy Anderson of the National Park Service, Sean Batty of Portland’s TriMet, and Pamela Galera of the City of Anaheim discuss careers beyond the private design firm where landscape architects can have powerful impact.

See you in New Orleans! LAF Events at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting

If you’ll be in New Orleans for the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, we hope you’ll join us for these fun and thought-provoking events. LAF will participate in three education sessions, close out our 50th anniversary year with an epic Benefit featuring live jazz, and present highlights from our landmark Summit and a call to action for the future. We hope to see you!

Research and Practice: What Does It Mean? Why Do We Do It?
Fri, Oct 21, 10:30am-12pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 271
This Education Session with LAF’s Heather Whitlow, Eric Kramer of Reed Hilderbrand, and Kate Orff of SCAPE features an interactive panel discussion about how and why we undertake research, how we assess its legitimacy, and how we might better transform knowledge into practice. 

LAF 31st Annual Benefit2016annual-benefit-226
Fri, Oct 21, 7:00-10:30pm
The Civic Theatre (*Ticket Required)

Join top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry for a festive evening with great food and drink, amazing company, and a live performance from jazz icon Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers. Proceeds support LAF’s research and scholarship programs.

Women in Landscape Architecture: Pathways to Success
Sat, Oct 22, 11am-12:30pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 261
Moderated by Margaret Plumb of Design Workshop, this panel session features LAF’s Barbara Deutsch, Christine Ten Eyck of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, and Thaisa Way of the University of Washington sharing their personal career paths, while discussing the opportunities for female innovators in the field.

LAF Booth in ASLA Expo Hall (#100) summit-crowd-226
Sat-Sun, Oct 22-23, 9:00am-6:00pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall E-F
Visit our booth to help LAF celebrate 50 years, see highlights from our Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, and add your voice to The New Landscape Declaration, our 21st century call to action for the profession. 

What’s Next: The Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
Mon, Oct 24, 10-11:30am
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 356
LAF’s Barbara Deutsch, Frederick Steiner of PennDesign, Laura Solano of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, and Kristina Hill of UC Berkeley present highlights from this landmark event and reflect on developing a 21st century call to action to achieve sustainability.

In addition, Kona Gray, President of the LAF Board of Directors and Lucinda Sanders, LAF Vice President of Leadership will be panelists at the Sunday morning general session on Designing for Diversity/Diversity in Design.

LAF Events at the ASLA Annual Meeting

Heading to Chicago for the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO? We hope you’ll join us for some or all of the following events to celebrate, support, and raise awareness about LAF and its transformative programs. Between receiving two ASLA Professional Awards and kicking off the festivities for our 50th anniversary in 2016, it will be an epic series of events. We hope to see you!

starrynightStarry Night, LAF’s 30th Annual Benefit
Fri, Nov 6, 7:00-10:30pm
Adler Planetarium

Join top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry for a star-filled evening at the Adler Planetarium where floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces offer awe-inspiring views of the Chicago skyline. Enjoy cocktails, fine local food, and amazing company, all while raising money to support LAF’s research and scholarship programs.

Landscape Performance: Determining What and How to Measure
Fri, Nov 6, 1:30-3pm
McCormick Place, Room E451A, Level 4
Don’t miss this Education Session moderated by LAF’s Heather Whitlow and featuring Skip Graffam of OLIN, Emily McCoy of Andropogon Associates, and Allyson Mendenhall of Design Workshop. Panelist will present widely applicable metrics and methods for environmental, social, and economic performance and share insights on gathering baseline data, setting objectives, and evaluating performance of built projects.

photocollage2LAF Booth in ASLA Expo Hall (#2821)
Sat-Sun, Nov 7-8, 9:00am-5:00pm
McCormick Place
Visit our booth to learn more about LAF, help kick off our 50th anniversary celebration in our photobooth, and try out the award-winning LandscapePerformance.org.

ASLA Professional Awards Ceremony
Mon, Nov 9, 12:00-1:00pm
McCormick Place - Lakeside Center, Arie Crown Theater
See the best in landscape architecture from the U.S. and around the world. LAF’s Landscape Performance Series will receive the 2015 Award of Excellence in Communications, and our Case Study Investigation (CSI) program will be recognized with an Honor Award for Research.

LAF Events at the ASLA Annual Meeting

If you’ll be in Denver for the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, we hope you’ll join us for one or more of the following events to raise awareness and support LAF programs. We’ll celebrate over $1 million awarded to students since 1986, honor our 2014 Olmsted Scholars, and launch the all-new LandscapePerformance.org, the next-generation of our award-winning Landscape Performance Series.

newheightsNew Heights, LAF’s 29th Annual Benefit
Fri, Nov 21, 7:00-10:30pm
The Studio Loft

Join top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry for a lively evening in the heart of Denver’s Theatre District. Enjoy cocktails, fine food, and amazing company, all while raising money to support LAF’s research and scholarship programs.

LAF Booth in ASLA Expo Hall (#1556)
Sat-Sun, Nov 22-23, 9:00am-5:00pm
Colorado Convention Center
Visit our booth to learn more about LAF, register for the Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes, and see the brand-new LandscapePerformance.org.mackerel-beach

Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes
Sun, Nov 23, 4:30pm
Colorado Convention Center
Join us at our booth in the ASLA Expo Hall as we draw the winner of our one-of-a-kind trip for two to Mackerel Beach, Sydney, Australia. You can make a donation to register to win right up until the drawing. Entrants need not be present to win. All sweepstakes proceeds support LAF’s research and scholarship programs.

Stormwater BMP Performance:
What Every Landscape Architect Should Know
Sat, Nov 22, 2:30-4pm
Colorado Convention Center
Don’t miss this Education Session moderated by LAF’s Heather Whitlow and featuring Bill Wenk of Wenk Associates, Jonathan Jones of Wright Water Engineers, and Jason Berner of the US EPA. This session will describe current initiatives to document performance, protocols for measuring performance, ways to design more effective systems, and the challenges the profession could face when levels of performance aren’t realized.

LAF's Annual Benefit in Boston: Exclusive Receptions for Early Sponsors

img3995-web-q2tAnnual Benefit Sponsors enjoying a private reception with the LAF Board and staff at Kornegay Design in Phoenix.

LAF announces opportunities for sponsorship of its 28th Annual Benefit in Boston on November 15 during ASLA’s Annual Meeting & Expo. The Annual Benefit draws over 300 guests from the design, building, and sustainability industries.

Sponsors at the $5,000 level or higher who commit early will receive an invitation for the Board of Directors to an exclusive dinner reception in Washington, DC in May as well as a private reception the night before the Annual Benefit in Boston. These private events provide unique opportunities for sponsors to interact in a small-group setting with members of the LAF Board of Directors, who are leaders in practice, academia, and industry.

The LAF Board of Directors hosted this year’s Annual reception at the beautiful facility of Kornegay Design in Phoenix. Sponsors enjoyed live music and catered food provided by Kornegay Design. See photos from the memorable evening here.
 
What have this year’s sponsors said about supporting LAF’s Annual Benefit?

img2051-web-jbfAnnual Benefit Sponsors were invited to attend a dinner hosted by the LAF Board of Directors in Washington, DC.

The LAF event puts me in direct contact with the principals of many large firms and is a great bang for my buck!

The receptions are a great opportunity to network with leading landscape architects from around the country.

Supporting LAF was the best decision our company ever made!”
 
LAF’s 2012 Annual Benefit raised over $160,000 to support LAF’s research and scholarship programs. With your support, 2013 will be an even greater success! To take advantage of this special opportunity, download a Sponsor Registration Form or contact Matt Alcide at malcide@lafoundation.org or 202-331-7070 x13.