Join us for PPN Live in Los Angeles

PPN Live at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO / images: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)
PPN Live at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO / images: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

There will be many opportunities to learn, network, and celebrate during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles next month. In addition to the 140+ education sessions, field sessions, workshops, and special events, be sure to add PPN Live to your annual meeting plans. And, remember to register by the Advanced Deadline this Friday, September 15—registration and many ticketed events increase in price after that deadline.

Through PPN Live, you can network with colleagues from all 20 ASLA Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) throughout the annual meeting weekend. This is all part of PPN Live:

  • Participate in a PPN Live session. PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, and include a variety of formats: invited speakers, fast-paced presentations, networking sessions, and more.
  • Attend an exhibitor-led tour of the EXPO floor focused on a PPN topic area (1.0 PDH LA CES/NON-HSW).
  • Network with your PPN peers at the EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs on Sunday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. It’s free for all registered annual meeting attendees, and non-PPN members are welcome to attend.

A 2016 PPN meeting / image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

PPN Live Sessions

PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day October 21-22 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 PPN meetings as you like!

In addition to presentations and other meeting activities, the PPN meetings provide an in-person opportunity to connect with fellow members, discuss shared interests, and help shape the PPN’s mission, goals, and planned activities for the upcoming year. The meetings are a great time to get to know the PPN leadership teams and attendees also have the opportunity to volunteer for officer or other leadership positions to help the PPN with its objectives.

Here is the full schedule of PPN meetings taking place Saturday and Sunday in the EXPO’s PPN Live space:

Saturday, October 21

Sunday, October 22

The 2016 Design-Build / Residential Landscape Architecture PPN EXPO Tour / image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

PPN EXPO Tours: Network and Learn at ASLA EXPO

ASLA is also offering attendees the opportunity to network with PPN peers and product exhibitors in a PPN show floor tour designed to highlight PPN topic areas. PPN EXPO Tours will take place on Saturday and Sunday during EXPO hours and will provide 1.0 PDH (LA CES/NON-HSW). The tours will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about new and improved products and how these improvements and services can assist in creating a successful design project. Each one-hour tour will include up to four presentations by various exhibitors.

Final tour schedule and participating exhibitor list in formation—tentative PPN EXPO Tour schedule:

Saturday, October 21

Sunday, October 22

Each PPN has a spot on the EXPO floor to meet during the EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs. / image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

EXPO Reception featuring the Professional Practice Networks

PPN Live also brings the PPN Networking Reception right to the show floor on Sunday, October 22 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Networking doesn’t just happen online! Join fellow PPN members in person to make connections with friends and colleagues and discuss how they are contributing to the landscape architecture profession.

Echo Park Lake, located in the heart of Los Angeles / image: Mitch Diamond/Photodisc/Getty Images

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

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