Get Your Nominations & Presentation Proposals Ready

ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Honor Award. Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA. D.I.R.T. Studio / image: JJ Tiziou

January is jam-packed with important deadlines at ASLA—see below for a roundup of opportunities closing in the next two weeks. Help to ensure your voice is heard, that you and your colleagues are recognized for your work and leadership, and your practice area is represented!

Council of Fellows Nominations
Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST

Any ASLA member may recommend an eligible candidate for nomination for the ASLA Council of Fellows (COF). There are four nomination categories: Works, Leadership/Management, Knowledge, and Service. More information on these categories, plus guidelines, forms, and templates for submission, can be found on the COF website.

The candidate must:

  • Be a current ASLA Full Member or International Member in good standing.
  • Have achieved at least 10 continuous years of Full or International membership at the time of nomination.
  • Have demonstrated exceptional contributions over an extended period of time.
  • Have made a significant positive impact on the public and the profession beyond their local area.
  • Have received national recognition for those contributions from multiple sources.

To make a recommendation, contact one of three nominating groups: the executive committee from the candidate’s chapter, the executive committee of ASLA, or the executive committee of the Council of Fellows (COF). To identify and contact chapter executive committees, see the Chapter Leadership list.

Profiles of recent inductees into the Council of Fellows may be viewed online: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd. (GGN), founded by Jennifer Guthrie, FASLA, Shannon Nichol, FASLA, and Kathryn Gustafson, FASLA, received the Landscape Architecture Firm Award in 2017 from ASLA President Vaughn Rinner, FASLA / image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)

Honors Nominations
Deadline: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST

The ASLA Honors recognize individuals and organizations for their lifetime achievements and notable contributions to the profession of landscape architecture.

Honors include:

Nominations are also open for Honorary ASLA memberships. Honorary ASLA memberships recognize persons other than landscape architects whose achievements of national or international significance or influence have provided notable service to the profession of landscape architecture.

Any ASLA professional member or ASLA chapter may submit nominations for ASLA Honors.

A field session setting out from the convention center at the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO / image: EPNAC

Call for Presentations for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO
Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST

ASLA is accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO education program, taking place October 19-22, 2018 in Philadelphia. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our online submission site.

In order to successfully submit a presentation for consideration, the following items are needed for each presentation: speaker names with a biography, a session title, marketing statement, learning objectives, outline, and sources. Submissions should speak to panel diversity and audience engagement. Additionally, all presenters must sign the speaker terms and agreement prior to the January 31 submission deadline.

Please visit the submission site for detailed information, including speaker policies, tactical tips, sample submission materials, and a timeline of the selection process. ASLA members are invited to log in to the online system using their unique ASLA ID.

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