We are very excited to announce that there will be several events for the Digital Technology PPN at the upcoming ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans! This past year we have seen many advances in digital technologies and have discussed many of these new technologies and topics in our various Field posts. This conversation will continue at the annual meeting and we are happy to announce that there will be various education sessions, meetings, and events for the Digital Technology PPN. Below are a few events and meetings to keep an eye out for during your time in New Orleans.
Digital Technology Professional Practice Network (PPN) Meeting
Saturday, October 22, 9:15-10:00 AM
Come meet us at the PPN Lounge located in PPN Live on the EXPO floor for the Digital Technology PPN meeting. We will meet the members of the PPN, discuss our goals for the upcoming year, discuss our plans for Online Learning webinars, and chat about the latest and greatest tools out there. We will also have a discussion regarding new incoming PPN chairs and how to inspire others to join our PPN through various PPN leadership opportunities.
Digital Technology PPN EXPO Tour (1.0 PDH LA CES/non-HSW)
Saturday, October 22, 1:00-2:00 PM
This year, the ASLA PPN’s will host EXPO Tours at the annual meeting. We will be meeting with various vendors to discuss new software, products, and technology that is out on the market. We will be visiting the following exhibitors during the tour: ANOVA, Keysoft Solutions, Land F/X, and Vectorworks. Sign up online to attend the Digital Technology PPN EXPO Tour or show up to PPN Live 15 minutes prior to the meeting to check availability! Tours will start from PPN Live on the EXPO floor.
EXPO Reception Featuring the Professional Practice Networks (PPN)
Sunday, October 23 at 4:30pm-6:00pm on the EXPO floor
Come meet the incoming PPN chair Matthew Wilkins, Associate ASLA and exiting chair Ryan Deane, ASLA as well as other leaders at the PPN Networking Reception on Sunday evening on the EXPO floor. Note that this year there is no ticket needed to attend this event unlike past years, so stop by and have a few snacks and drinks and socialize with your fellow tech savvy practitioners at the reception.
Virtual Reality at ASLA Central
Saturday and Sunday at ASLA Central on the EXPO floor
ASLA is proud to present a short virtual reality film of Toronto’s Underpass Park, winner of the 2016 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Narrated by Greg Smallenberg, FASLA, principal at PFS Studio (who designed the space), the 360 degree 3D film immerses you in this unique park. Stop by ASLA Central to experience the premiere of this immersive piece.
Digital Technology Related Education Sessions
Friday, October 21
FRI-B02: DESIGN DRAWING: Winning Graphics That Merge High Technology with Hand Drawing
Saturday, October 22
SAT-A08: “What Is a Parametric?” A Realistic Conversation on Abstract Technologies
by Matthew Wilkins, Associate ASLA, Digital Technology PPN Chair