How Would You Change the Field of Landscape Architecture?

The Call for Game Changers for the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture is open through August 22. / image:, Diane Bentley Raymond

Do you have an idea that will change the field of landscape architecture? Here’s your opportunity to share it at the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture. We’re seeking presentations for game-changing ideas that can move our profession forward—ideas from different perspectives, voices, and backgrounds. Those big ideas could come from you!

Game Changer presentations are designed to be fast-paced, innovative talks. Presenters will have just seven minutes to share their game-changing idea. The deadline for presentation proposals is noon PT, August 22, 2022.

No matter your speaking experience, this is a great opportunity to share ideas and concepts under development that will drive innovation. Submissions from first-time presenters, students, emerging professionals, and allied professionals are strongly encouraged.

What you need to enter:

  • Your information: Tell us about yourself.
  • Game Changer Written Description: Pitch this talk to attendees with a short answer describing how your idea will change the field (up to 500 characters).
  • Video: Submit a short video (up to one minute; 9:16 aspect ratio) describing your game-changing idea. No fancy production required. Have fun with it! The video must be under one minute to be eligible.

Eligibility and registration:

  • Landscape architecture professionals (graduates of a landscape architecture program recognized by ASLA) and landscape architecture students wishing to present at the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture must be active members of ASLA.
  • Participants who are selected as Game Changer presenters will receive 30% off a full registration to the 2022 Conference.
  • Allied professionals are encouraged to both submit and speak, but they are not required to be members of ASLA.

Submissions will be selected by popular vote.

Learn more about the online submission and review process and submit your Game Changer before August 22.

Thank you to our sponsor, ANOVA.

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Stephanie I. Onwenu, ASLA, and Salvador Lindquist, ASLA, presented the Game Changer “Artscapes in Marginalia” at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville. / image: Jason Mallory

To kickstart your brainstorming, check out the big ideas shared by Game Changer presenters in 2020 and 2021:

Infrastructure as Art
David Meyer, FASLA

Landscape Architects Need to Think More Like Artists
Olivia Pinner, ASLA

Renounce the House, Home is Where the Heart Is
Matthew G. Cartledge, Associate ASLA

Are Cemeteries Sustainable in the Future? Here’s a Bold Proposal!
Austin Tao, FASLA

Considering Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Playground Design
Amanda R. Thomas

Public Schools as Ecological Restoration Sites
Cindi Hron, ASLA

The Landscape Architecture + Human Development Connection
Amy Wagenfeld, ASLA

Micro Stories, Macro Impact: Using Movie Scripting Elements to Market Your Firm
Jacek W. Krokowski, ASLA, LEED AP

Leverage Cover Cropping to Generate Cash to Invest Back into a Project
Jenika Florence, ASLA

Re-framing Demolition: Landscape Architects as Leaders of a Regional Materials Network
Martha Eberle, ASLA

The Post-COVID-19 Era: An Awakening Call for Landscape Architecture and Humanity
Adriana Hernandez Aguirre, ASLA

Design and Spatial Equity in the Time of COVID-19
Kurt Culbertson, FASLA

Practice What We Preach – Making the Modern Practice Modern
Katrina Majewski, ASLA

The Game Changers drew a large audience to the EXPO’s Practice Basecamp space at the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville. / image: Jason Mallory

A Streetscape Adaptation Strategy Using Permeable Pavers
Patricia Matamoros Araujo, Associate ASLA

POE’s & Play: Tools for Reflection and Growth
Melissa A. Quinn

Reimagine the Storm System
Kelli Schwab, PLA, ASLA

Reimagining Roadside Landscapes
Matthew J. Quirey, Student ASLA

A Holistic Approach to Marketing and Communications Would Help Demonstrate Our Value
Whitney Tidd, ASLA

Artscapes in Marginalia
Stephanie I. Onwenu, Associate ASLA, and Salvador Lindquist, ASLA

Landscape Architecture Education in the Majority World!… Empowering beyond poverty…
Cameron A. Berglund, ASLA

The Give Back
Roger Socha, ASLA

One thought on “How Would You Change the Field of Landscape Architecture?

  1. Shelly August 12, 2022 / 2:43 pm

    The dream has come and gone for me.

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