Grow Your Network in Chicago

2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO
image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

Friday, June 19 is the early bird deadline for the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, to be held November 6-9 in Chicago at McCormick Place. ASLA’s annual meeting is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals, students, and providers in the world—so don’t miss it!

In addition to the 130 education sessions, field sessions, workshops, and general sessions that will be presented during the meeting, make sure you add the PPN Networking Reception and a few PPN meetings to your Annual Meeting plans.

The PPN Networking Reception, taking place on Friday, November 6 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers (ASLA Headquarters Hotel) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, is a great way to start the Annual Meeting weekend. This is your chance to reconnect and build some new connections with members from all 20 of ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks. You’ll have the chance to meet and chat with colleagues from your own area practice, and others, over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO
image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO
image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
2014 PPN Networking Reception in Denver, CO
image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, and are open to all attendees. Already a member of one PPN, but curious about another? Or not sure which PPN to choose (all ASLA members receive one PPN membership for free)? You are welcome to attend as many as you like! Look out for more information on what’s planned for these meetings early this fall—you can expect to see everything from invited speakers, fast-paced PechaKucha presentations, speed-mentoring, and more.

Here is the full schedule of PPN meetings taking place Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday, November 7

9:15 am – 10:45 am
Landscape Architecture and Transportation
Digital Technology
Campus Planning and Design

12:45 pm – 1:20 pm
Water Conservation

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Urban Design
Historic Preservation

1:40 pm – 2:15 pm
Ecology and Restoration

4:15 pm – 4:50 pm
Housing and Community Design

Sunday, November 8

9:15 am – 10:45 am
International Practice
Design-Build
Children’s Outdoor Environments

12:45 pm – 1:20 pm
Landscape—Land Use Planning
Parks and Recreation

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Healthcare and Therapeutic Design

1:40 pm – 2:15 pm
Women in Landscape Architecture
Environmental Justice

4:15 pm – 4:50 pm
Sustainable Design and Development

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Education and Practice
Residential Landscape Architecture

5:10 pm – 5:45 pm
Planting Design

And after three packed days of education sessions and special events, by Monday morning you might be ready to stretch your legs a bit with the Women in Landscape Architecture Walk, scheduled for 7:00 – 8:30 am on Monday, November 9.

Be sure to register for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO and get your PPN Networking Reception tickets! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

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