Practice Basecamp at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville earlier this month was the EXPO’s hub for practice-focused programming, including fast-paced Game Changer talks and presentations from ASLA’s Climate Action Committee and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (stay tuned for announcements of the 2021 HALS Challenge winners and the 2022 HALS Challenge theme, coming to The Field soon!).
Today we are taking a look back at the campfire sessions organized by ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs). These conversation-focused events were opportunities to meet and network with other ASLA members and conference attendees, allowing for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge-sharing. In case you missed the conference this year, we hope the photos below provide a glimpse of all the goings-on in Practice Basecamp.
For those interested in watching recordings of education sessions that took place in Nashville, many sessions will be available on-demand via ASLA Online Learning in the coming weeks.
PPN Campfire Sessions and Continue the Conversations
The Women in Landscape Architecture Walk
Bright and early the morning of November 22, the last day of the conference, 70 attendees joined the Tennessee Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects early Monday morning to explore downtown Nashville spaces designed by, worked on by, or featuring women. Thank you to WILA Walk leaders Sarah Newton, ASLA, and Lindsey Bradley, ASLA, and speakers Mary Vavra, ASLA, Katie Rudowsky, ASLA, Kim Hawkins, ASLA, Jennifer Smith, Laura Schroeder, ASLA, and Carol Ashworth, ASLA, and all the Tennessee Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects volunteers for a fantastic event.
See the conference website for more about the 2021 WILA Walk, including project photos and a Google map with links to videos about the projects visited.
ASLA thanks all our PPN volunteer leaders for organizing these conference events, continuing to share their experiences and expertise, and guiding their PPNs forward, through times of fires, floods, pandemic, and, occasionally, pandemonium this past year+. Thank you!
If these conference highlights have sparked your interest in becoming a more active Professional Practice Network (PPN) member, consider joining your PPN’s leadership team. Any member of a PPN may volunteer to be a PPN leader. Commitment would be a short monthly call with like-minded professionals (i.e., other awesome nerds who love their PPN practice area) and volunteering to support one of the PPN’s resources. Sign up to be a PPN leader.