2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO: Learn and Earn up to 24 PDH

ASLA 2018 Professional General Design Honor Award. Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Garden, Kennett Square, PA. West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / image: © Noah Devereaux courtesy West 8

The 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO offers many opportunities to learn and network during the largest gathering of landscape architects in the world. This Friday, September 14, is the Advanced Rate deadline—take advantage of discounted rates for registration, housing, workshops, special events, JobLink LIVE, and more!

The meeting offers more than 130 courses, allowing attendees to earn up to 24 professional development hours (PDH). Learning opportunities taking place throughout the meeting include:

While access to the education sessions, general sessions, and EXPO education offerings are included in your meeting registration, field sessions and workshops are ticketed events. Purchase today: prices increase with the Advanced deadline.

2018 ASLA Diversity Summit / image: EPNAC


Learn how to navigate and problem solve from experts in the field during in-depth workshops. Specialized workshops for individuals preparing to take the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) exam or planning for Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accreditation will also be offered. Purchase today: prices increase with the Advanced deadline, September 14.

WS-006 – Building the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

New in 2018, this workshop will give attendees the opportunity to examine the impact of embracing strategies to promote the case for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Afterwards, attendees engage directly with a panel of firm leaders who have begun building the foundation to prioritize diversity efforts in the workplace.


Myla Deloatch, Business Training Works

Mark Rios, FASLA, FAIA
Founding Partner, Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Tom Mroz, ASLA
Senior Vice President, SmithGroupJJR

Michael Grove, ASLA
Principal / Landscape Architect, Sasaki Associates

WS-004 – Digital Methods: Water + Dynamic Natural Systems of the Delaware Riverfront

Introduced in 2017, the Digital Methods series is back with Digital Methods: Water + Dynamic Natural Systems of the Delaware Riverfront. Attendees will use an array of digital tools in representations and generative models of issues in the Delaware River watershed.


Bradley Cantrell, ASLA
Chair and Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia School of Architecture

Adam Mekies, ASLA
Landscape Architect & Planner, Design Workshop

Xun Liu
Landscape Designer, Stoss

John Wray, IV, ASLA, LEED GA
Design Professional, HOK

ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Honor Award. Shoemaker Green, Philadelphia, PA. Andropogon Associates Ltd. / image: Barrett Doherty and Andropogon

WS-005 – Navigating SITES v2 Certification and Preparing for the SITES AP Exam

You are familiar with the framework of the SITES® Rating System, and now you’re ready to take a closer look at the requirements and submittal process. Take the next step and work through a scorecard, the predesign site assessment, and submittal documentation process using certified project examples.


Lisa Cowan, ASLA, SITES AP
Principal, Studioverde

Danielle Pieranuzzi, LEED AP, SITES AP
SITES Program Specialist, Green Business Certification Inc

Professional Development at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO

Professional development hours (PDH) is the term that ASLA and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™) use to describe how much credit a course carries. One professional development hour requires at least 50 minutes of instruction. Additional time is measured in 15-minute increments. For example, each 90-minute education session equals 1.5 PDH.

The exact number of hours accepted for licensure purposes may vary by state, but ASLA has made every effort to structure educational opportunities that adhere to the most widely acknowledged guidelines of state registration boards requiring continuing education. Specific questions should be directed to your state licensing board.

Additionally, ASLA registers appropriate education programs with allied professional organizations, including:

  • the American Institute of Architects,
  • the American Institute of Certified Planners,
  • the International Society of Arboriculture,
  • the Construction Management Association of America,
  • and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Attendance Reporting

ASLA uses a scan in tracking system for education programs to provide attendance verification. Your meeting badge has a QR code that you will need to scan on the way into a session. To be eligible for credit, attendees must scan their badge within the first 15 minutes of each session.

Use the mobile app to obtain proof of programs attended. You will need to submit feedback for individual sessions you attended. You can quickly and easily do this though the mobile app by clicking on the icon in front of each course listing. Only sessions in which the survey has been completed will appear on your transcript. Your evaluation is critical to the development and improvement of future education programs.

Past annual meeting attendance records can be found here.

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