Join the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for
Social Media Week in D.C. ASLA will host a live tweetup and networking event
from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, February 20 at Cause – The PhilanthroPub, 1926 9th
Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Everyone with an interest in green living
and social media/technology is invited to come. Register
ASLA will also hold a week-long #green photo contest on
Instagram. Submissions open February 13 at noon (EST) and close February 20 at
5 p.m. Throughout the week, spend time outside in D.C. to find some of the
great landscapes and green spaces the city has to offer. Not sure where to go?
ASLA recently released The
Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C., featuring dozens of great
green spaces in the District. Upload your photos to Instagram using the event
hashtag #smwGREEN. ASLA will announce the winning photos at the networking
event and on Twitter. You may enter the contest even if you’re not attending
the tweetup in person.
The live tweetup will be a great chance for people either
currently working the green industry or those with an interest in it to meet
others who work for the same cause. This will be a free event to share best
social media techniques when promoting a pro-environment message.
If you are new to social media, ASLA staff will be able to
help you set up your own Twitter and Instagram accounts, etc., and will teach
you anything you want to learn about social media. If you are new to green
living, ASLA staff will provide some handouts and hopefully spur a great
city-/world-wide conversation that can change the way people look at
environmental design, sustainability and green living.
Door prizes and handouts will be offered at the tweetup,
such as reusable bags, T-shirts, water bottles, etc.
About the American Society of Landscape
Founded in 1899, the
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional
association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in
49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The Society's mission is to
lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning,
and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the
Society use the “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their
commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more at www.asla.org.
About Social Media
From February 18-22, Washington DC will host its second Social
Media Week, a week-long festival featuring independently curated (and
mostly free) speakers, panels, workshops, events, and parties all across the
district celebrating tech and social media in the nation’s capital.