Washington, D.C., — January 21, 2009 — Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects ( ASLA ) announced the call for presentations for the 2009 Annual Meeting and EXPO. The deadline for education session proposals is February 20, and the submission form is available
The 2009 event will take place in Chicago , September 18-21, with the theme Beyond Sustainability: Regenerating Places and People. It promises to be the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals in the world and will feature a diverse spectrum of industry experts speaking on sustainability and design. Past keynotes include former Vice President Al Gore, Hon. ASLA ; Jean-Michel Cousteau; Charlie Cook; James Carville; and many others.
The 2008 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia featured more than 400 exhibits as well as 120 tours, education sessions, and seminars for the 5,300 registered attendees – the second largest attendance ever. For more information, visit www.asla.org.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 18,300 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their “ ASLA ” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.
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