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.
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
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
The dream has come and gone for me.