WILA at the Annual Meeting

The 2015 WILA Walk in Chicago image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
The 2015 WILA Walk in Chicago
image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA) events for this year’s meeting include a discussion during our WILA Professional Practice Network (PPN) Meeting about Working Families and Navigating Work Relationships on Behalf of Your Family. Join us on Sunday, October 23 at 9:15 AM in the Garden District Meeting Room on the EXPO floor. Find us again at the EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs at 4:30 PM Sunday afternoon.

Once again, we are delighted to join the host chapter, ASLA Louisiana, for the Women in Landscape Architecture Walk on Monday morning, 7:00 – 8:30 AM. This is a FREE walking tour led by local landscape architects from the host chapter. Join ASLA Louisiana for a walk along the Mississippi River to visit existing and proposed riverfront projects designed to bring the City of New Orleans back to the River. Walk co-leaders Dana Brown and Gaylan Williams will lead us from the Convention Center to the Riverwalk, through Spanish Plaza and the future Four Seasons Hotel, through the Audubon Aquarium’s riverfront plaza, to Woldenberg Park and on to the cruise ship dock and the Mookwalk in front of the French Quarter. A new Riverfront Master Plan is underway to make walking more seamless, integrated and compelling. Spanish Plaza, a gift to the City in 1976 from Spain, is being re-imagined to commemorate the 300th birthday of the City of New Orleans in 2018.

Many education sessions this year explore topics relevant in particular to women in landscape architecture. WILA PPN Co-Chair Tanya Olson will be introducing one of these sessions: SAT-A10: Women in Landscape Architecture: Pathways to Success, on Saturday morning. More information on these events and education sessions which might be of interest to WILA members are listed below.

Hope to see you at one or all of these events!

WILA Education Session Introduction by Co-chair Tanya Olson:
SAT-A10: Women in Landscape Architecture: Pathways to Practice
Saturday, October 22
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Room 261

WILA PPN Meeting:
Sunday, October 23
9:15 – 10:00 AM, Garden District Meeting Room in PPN Live area of the EXPO

PPN Networking EXPO Reception:
Sunday, October 23
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Now free to all registered!

WILA Walk:
Monday, October 24
7:00 – 8:30AM
Meet at the Louisiana Host-Chapter booth

The 2015 WILA Walk in Chicago image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
The 2015 WILA Walk in Chicago
image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

Education sessions of interest:

Friday, October 21:

FRI-A08: Design for Equity: Shifting the Paradigm of Diversity and Inclusion
FRI-C05: Narrowing the Gap Between Practice and the Academy: Problems and Possible Solutions
FRI-C07: Exploring the Next Generation of Professional Leadership
FRI-D08: Ground Up: Building the New Firm 2.0

Saturday, October 22:

SAT-A10: Women in Landscape Architecture: Pathways to Practice
SAT-B08: Ownership Transition and Succession Planning for the Future of Your Firm
SAT-B11: Inside the LA Studio with Oehme, van Sweden & Associates

Sunday, October 23:

SUN-A10: Adapting Practice: Strategies for Professional and Economic Success in the 21st Century
SUN-B03: Building a Diverse Community: Increasing African-American Representation in Landscape Architecture
SUN-B08: An Evolving Workforce: Challenges, Strengths, and Opportunities of the Millennial Generation
SUN-B11: Inside the LA Studio with DesignJones

Monday, October 24:

MON-A08: Creating a Culture of Balance: Promoting Equity through a Healthy Work / Life Balance
MON-B03: Outcomes and What’s Next: The Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
MON-B08: Mid-Career Mania: A Look Behind the Curtain
MON-D02: Play Everywhere: How to Create Family Friendly Cities

by Tanya Olson, ASLA, WILA PPN Co-Chair, and Kristina Snyder, ASLA, WILA PPN Officer and Past Co-Chair

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