Professional Practice

Conferences for Landscape Architects

Below you will find upcoming conferences, many of which are presented by LA CES™ approved providers. These are all national events; for details about regional or local conferences, contact your ASLA chapter.

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Upcoming Conferences

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December 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
Past Conferences*

To submit a conference, please contact ASLA Professional Practice. Include conference title, URL, location, and dates.


December 2016 

A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference
December 5-9, 2016, Jacksonville, FL

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) Congress on Harnessing Big Data for the Environment
December 6-7, 2016, Washington, DC

National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Groundwater Week
December 6-8, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Irrigation Show & Education Conference 
December 7-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Restore America's Estuaries' National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration
December 10-15, 2016, New Orleans, LA

Rising Seas Summit
December 13-15, 2016, New Orleans, LA

January 2017

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting
January 8-12, 2017, Washington, DC 

NAHB International Builders Show
January 10-12, 2017, Orlando, FL

Ecological Landscape Design Symposium - Analyzing the Wild, Designing the Garden
January 12-13, 2017, New London, CT 

Transforming Transportation
January 12-13, 2017, Washington, DC

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course
January 17-20, 2017, Virginia Beach, VA

Annual Landscape Design Symposium
January 19-20, 2017, Blue Bell, PA

US Composting Council (USCC) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
January 23-26, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

NCSE National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment - Integrating Environment and Health
January 24-26, 2017, Washington, DC

IPM ESSEN International Trade Fair for Plants
January 24-27, 20176, Essen, Germany

Creative Cities International Conference
January 25-27, 2017, Porto, Portugal

February 2017

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
February 2-4, 2017, St. Louis, MO

ProGreen EXPO
February 6-10, 2017, Denver, CO

Tamarisk Coalition Annual Conference - The Future is Now: Forward Thinking Restoration, Planning, and Adaptation
February 7-9, 2017, Fort Collins, CO

Winter Cycling Congress
February 8-10, 2017, Montréal, Canada

Yard, Garden, and Patio Show
February 10-12, 2017, Portland, OR

Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show
February 12-16, 2017, Arlington, VA

National Native Seed Conference
February 13-16, 2017, Washington, DC

International Agri-Center World Ag Expo
February 14-16, 2017, Tulare, CA

Energy Design Conference & Expo
February 20-22, 2017, Duluth, MN

International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference
February 21-24, 2017, Atlanta, GA

Land & Water Summit
February 23-24, 2017, Albuquerque, NM

Active Living Research Conference
February 26-March 1, 2017, Clearwater, FL

P3C Public-Private Partnership Conference & EXPO
February 27-March 1, 2017, Dallas, TX

March 2017

International Conference on Design Principles & Practices
March 2-4, 2017, Toronto, Canada

Garden Bloggers Conference
March 5-7, 2017, Beverly Hills, CA

National Bike Summit
March 6-9, 2017, Washington, DC

Greenprints Conference
March 7-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA

Ecobuild Conference
March 7-9, 2017, London, UK  

National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program
March 8-10, 2017, Washington, DC

Architectural Digest Home Design Show
March 16-19, 2017, New York, NY 

Sustainable Water Management Conference
March 19-22, 2017, New Orleans, LA

March 23-25, 2017, College Park, MD

British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Annual Conference
March 31-April 1, 2017, Kelowna, Canada

April 2017

Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play
April 2-5, 2017, Clemson, SC 

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Small Urban Conference
April 5-7, 2017, Wellington,  New Zealand

US-International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) Annual Meeting
April 9-13, 2017, Baltimore, MD

Green California Summit
April 26-27, 2017, Sacramento, CA

American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention
April 27-29, 2017, Orlando, FL

May 2017

American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference
May 6-9, 2017, New York, NY

American Trails International Trails Symposium
May 7-10, 2017, Dayton, OH

Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE)
May 8-9, 2017, Singapore

National Adaptation Forum
May 9-11, 2017, St. Paul, MN

International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET)
May 14-18, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum
May 16-20, 2017, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference
May 31-June 2, 2017, Detroit, MI

June 2017

National Lawn & Garden Show
June 13-14, 2017, Chicago, IL

July 2017

Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference - Conservation Connections: Creating Pathways to Sustainability
July 30-August 2, 2017, Madison, WI

August 2017

American Public Works Association's Public Works Expo (PWX)
August 27-30, 2017, Orlando, FL

September 2017

National Walking Summit
September 13-15, 2017, St. Paul, MN

October 2017

54th International Making Cities Livable Conference - Public Places for Community, Democracy, Health, and Equity
October 2-6, 2017, Santa Fe, NM

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO
October 20-23, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

November 2017

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
November 8-10, 2017, Boston, MA


Past Conferences*

February 2016 

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference
February 16-18, 2016, Saskatoon, Canada

March 2016

Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA) Conference
March 3, 2016, Aurora, IL

California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo
March 8-11, 2016, Long Beach, CA

Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA) Conference & Eco-Marketplace
March 9-10, 2016, Springfield, MA

Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference
March 9-11, 2016, Houston, TX

Leading with Landscape II: The Houston Transformation
March 11-13, 2016, Houston, TX

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Green City Conference
March 16-18, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Natural Learning Initiative's Growing in Place Symposium
March 17, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Urban Design Conference - Design for Evolving Downtowns: People, Place, Practice
March 18, 2016, Raleigh, NC

National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice
March 18-19, 2016, Baltimore, MD

Structures for Inclusion Conference
March 19-20, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Aging in America Conference
March 20-24, 2016, Washington, DC

Park Pride's 15th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference
March 21, 2016, Atlanta, GA

The AEHS Foundation's Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
March 21-24, 2016, San Diego, CA

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Annual Conference
March 23-26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
March 29-April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Voices and Visions of St. Louis: Past, Present, Future
March 30-April 1, 2016, Cambridge, MA

Wallace Stegner Center 21st Annual Symposium – Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions
March 31-April 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Future of Suburbia Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016, Cambridge, MA

Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage
March 31-April 4, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

April 2016

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
April 4-5, 2016, Baltimore, MD

BioCycle West Coast Conference
April 4-7, 2016, San Diego, CA

HxRefactored Conference
April 5-6, 2016, Boston, MA

Safe Routes to School National Conference
April 5-7, 2016, Columbus, OH

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual International Conference
April 6-10, 2016, Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA

International City Planning and Urban Design Conference
April 8-9, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Environments for Aging Expo & Conference
April 9-12, 2016, Austin, TX

Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Landscape Architecture Conference + Xpo
April 11, 2016, Boston, MA

National Watershed & Stormwater Conference
April 12, 2016, multiple locations

DBIA's Design-Build in Transportation Conference
April 18-20, 2016, Charlotte, NC

Coverings: The Global Tile & Stone Experience
April 18-21, 2016, Chicago, IL

Interior Plantscape Symposium
April 20-21, 2016, Kennett Square, PA

DBIA's Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference
April 20-22, 2016, Charlotte, NC

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress
April 20-22, 2016, Turin, Italy

Korea Landscape Expo
April 21-24, 2016, Seoul, South Korea

NGWA Groundwater Summit
April 24-27, 2016, Denver, CO

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit
April 25-26, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

LIGHTFAIR International
April 26-28, 2016, San Diego, CA

Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference
April 27-28, 2016, Newcastle, UK

Caribbean Urban Forum
April 27-30, 2016, Paramaribo, Suriname

May 2016

National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference
May 2-5, 2016, Albuquerque, NM

Transit Oriented Development & Urban Real Estate Conference
May 3-5, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Climate Action 2016 and Climate Action Forum
May 4-6, 2016, Washington, DC and College Park, MD

National Hardware Show
May 4-6, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium - Landscape and the Academy
May 6-7, 2016, Washington, DC

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
May 10-13, 2016, Fort Worth, TX

Living Future unConference
May 11-13, 2016, Seattle, WA

California Society for Ecological Restoration (SERCAL) Annual Conference - Creativity in Collaboration
May 11-13, 2016, Kings Beach, CA

International Concrete Sustainability Conference
May 15-18, 2016, Washington, DC

Annual Conference on Heritage Issues in Contemporary Society - Nature & Culture: Heritage in Context
May 16-19, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

River Management Symposium and National Outdoor Recreation Conference
May 16-20, 2016, Boise, ID

Annual Urban Forest Symposium - Sustaining the Urban Forest During Densification
May 17, 2016, Seattle, WA 

Keeping Our Communities Healthy Conference
May 18-20, 2016, Houston, TX

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference
May 18-21, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Aging Better Together: The Power of Community
May 20-21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
May 22-26, 2016, West Palm Beach, FL

Main Street Now, a conference of the National Main Street Center
May 23-25, 2016, Milwaukee, WI

Outdoor Design & Build Show
May 23-25, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Children & Nature Network 2016 International Conference and Cities & Nature Summit
May 24-27, 2016, St. Paul, MN

Digital Landscape Architecture Conference
May 25-27, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting
May 31-June 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, TX

June 2016

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation Annual Meeting
June 1-4, 2016, Chicago, IL

Building the Future of Health
June 1-4, 2016, Groningen, the Netherlands

Grey to Green Conference - Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure
June 1-4, 2016, Toronto, Canada

American Society of Mining and Reclamation Conference
June 4-9, 2016, Spokane, WA

American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Conference
June 6-10, 2016, Miami, FL

Architectural Record Innovation Conference
June 8, 2016, New York, NY

U.S. Water Alliance's One Water Summit
June 8-10, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Conference
June 8-11, 2016, Washington, DC

Congress for the New Urbanism - CNU 24
June 8-11, 2016, Detroit, MI

Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Conference
June 9-11, 2016, Seattle, WA

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
June 10-11, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

International Conference on Transport & Health
June 13-15, 2016, San Jose, CA

National Rural Transportation Conference
June 13-15, 2016, Chattanooga, TN

DredgeFest California
June 13-19, 2016, Berkeley, CA

Native Plants in the Landscape Conference @ Millersville
June 15-17, 2016, Millersville, PA

American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition
June 19-22, 2016, Chicago, IL

A Century of Design in the Parks: Preserving the Built Environment in National and State Parks (National Park Service Centennial Symposium Series)
June 21-23, 2016, Santa Fe, NM

New Cities Summit - The Age of Urban Tech
June 21-23, 2016, Montreal, Canada

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
June 22-23, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
June 22-25, 2016, Monterey, CA

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Congress
June 23-25, 2016, Winnipeg, Canada

Annual Woody Plant Conference
June 29, 2016, Swarthmore, PA

July 2016

AUTONOMA: International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City
July 1-2, 2016, Athens, Greece

Resilient Cities: 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation
July 6-8, 2016, Bonn, Germany

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual International Conference
July 9-13, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium
July 13-16, 2016, Columbia, SC

Association for Community Design (ACD) Annual Meeting
July 15-17, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

The New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference
July 18-19, 2016, New York, NY

Nature Explore / The Outdoor Classroom Project Leadership Institute
July 24-27, 2016, Nebraska City, NE

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions FORUM
July 27-31, 2016, Mobile, AL

Association for Commuter Transportation International Conference
July 31-August 3, 2016, Portland, OR

August 2016

Perennial Plant Symposium
August 1-5, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

Independent Garden Center Show - East
August 2-4, 2016, King of Prussia, PA

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
August 7-12, 2016, Fort Lauderdale, FL

American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference
August 8-11, 2016, Atlanta, GA

International Society of Arboriculture Conference and Trade Show
August 13-17, 2016, Fort Worth, TX

Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibit
August 14-17, 2016, Anaheim, CA

Independent Garden Center Show
August 16-18, 2016, Chicago, IL

International Open Streets Summit
August 18-21, 2016, Portland, OR

Safe Cities Conference
August 22-23, 2016, Melbourne, Australia

StormCon: The Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo
August 22-25, 2016, Indianapolis, IN

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Europe Conference
August 22-26, 2016, Freising, Germany

International Landscape Archaeology Conference
August 23-25, 2016, Uppsala, Sweden

International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP)
August 28-31, 2016, San Antonio, TX

International Low Impact Development Conference
August 29-31, 2016, Portland, ME

5th International EcoSummit Congress - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change
August 29-September 1, 2016, Montpellier, France

IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation
August 30-September 2, 2016, Lyon, France

September 2016

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress
September 1-10, 2016, Honolulu, HI

Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium (part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress)
September 1-5, 2016, Honolulu, HI

Spoga+Gafa: The Garden Trade Fair
September 4-6, 2016, Cologne, Germany

Urban Transitions Global Summit
September 5-9, 2016, Shanghai, China

California Adaptation Forum
September 7-8, 2016, Long Beach, CA

September 7-9, 2016, Austin, TX

International Downtown Association (IDA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow
September 7-9, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Public Lands Council Annual Meeting
September 7-10, 2016, Boise, ID

London Design Biennale
September 7-27, 2016, London, UK

Hopscotch Design Festival
September 8-9, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Transportation and Communities Summit
September 8-9, 2016, Portland, OR

European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Conference
September 11-14, 2016, Rapperswil, Switzerland

EcoDistricts Summit
September 12-14, 2016, Denver, CO

Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place
September 12-15, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Culture Lab Detroit
September 15-16, 2016, Detroit, MI

American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) Annual Conference
September 15-17, 2016, St. Louis, MO

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) International Landscape Design Conference 
September 15-18, 2016, Santa Fe, NM

Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium
September 16-19, 2016, Atlanta, GA

International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) International Wetlands Conference
September 19-24, 2016, Changshu, China

Landscape Show UK
September 20-21, 2016, London, UK

International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market
September 20-23, 2016, Chicago, IL

International Conference on Sustainable Development
September 21-22, 2016, New York, NY

World Energy Engineering Congress
September 21-23, 2016, Washington, DC

Natural Learning Initiative Annual Design Institute: Nature Every Day! Creating Naturalized Spaces for All Children
September 22-23, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Landscape Architecture as Necessity
September 22-24, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC)
September 24-28, 2016, New Orleans, LA

International Phytotechnologies Conference
September 26-29, 2016, Hangzhou, China

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Designing Cities Conference
September 26-29, 2016, Seattle, WA

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
September 28-30, 2016, Baltimore, MD

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Convention
September 28-October 1, 2016, Portland, OR

The Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design
September 29-October 1, 2016, Notre Dame, IN

International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
September 29-October 1, 2016, Barcelona, Spain

October 2016

Growing Sustainable Communities Annual Conference
October 4-5, 2016, Dubuque, IA

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) National Convention
October 4-6, 2016, Tucson, AZ

Great Lakes Adaptation Forum
October 5-7, 2016, Ann Arbor, MI

WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition
October 5-7, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Conference
October 5-8, 2016, St. Louis, MO

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference & Expo
October 9-12, 2016, Baltimore, MD

October 10-12, 2016, Austin, TX

Upper Mississippi River Conference
October 13-14, 2016, Moline, IL

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Conference & Exhibition
October 14-16, 2016, New Orleans, LA

International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
October 15-16, 2016, Toronto, Canada

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Annual Training Conference
October 15-18, 2016, San Antonio, TX

The AEHS Foundation's Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
October 17-20, 2016, Amherst, MA

BioCycle REFOR16
October 17-20, 2016, Orlando, FL

ReuseConex 2016, the 4th International Reuse Conference & Expo
October 17-18, 2016, Boston, MA

International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
October 17-19, 2016, Shenzhen, China

Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
October 17-20, 2016, Quito, Ecuador

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) International Conference
October 18-20, 2016, Riverdale, MD

Rail-Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit
October 19-20, 2016, San Francisco, CA

World Green Infrastructure Congress
October 19-21, 2016, Bogotá, Colombia

National Association of Landscape Professionals' LANDSCAPES Conference
October 19-21, 2016, Louisville, KY

Hardscape North America
October 20-21, 2016, Louisville, KY

Living on the Edge Conference: Taking Action
October 20-21, 2016, Galveston, TX

American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting
October 21-24, 2016, New Orleans, LA

October 23-25, 2016, Miami, FL

World Conference on Climate Change
October 24-26, 2016, Valencia, Spain

International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE)
October 24-27, 2016, Suzhou, China

Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting
October 24-27, 2016, Dallas, TX

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Americas Regional Conference
October 25-27, 2016, Panama City, Panama

Meeting of the Minds
October 25-27, 2016, Richmond, CA

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) International Festival of Landscape Architecture
October 27-30, 2016, Canberra, Australia

Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016: National Land Conservation Conference
October 28-30, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

AIASF Equity by Design Symposium
October 29, 2016, San Francisco, CA

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo
October 29-November 2, 2016, Denver, CO

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition
October 30-November 2, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Annual Conference
October 30-November 2, 2016, San Antonio, TX

International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo
October 30-November 4, 2016, New Orleans, LA

November 2016 

Cities Alive: Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference
November 1-4, 2016, Washington, DC

Design-Build Institute of America Conference and Expo
November 2-4, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference
November 3-6, 2016, Portland, OR

WestEdge Design Fair
November 3-6, 2016, Santa Monica, CA

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 
November 6-9, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

International Urban Design Conference - Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia
November 7-9, 2016, Canberra, Australia

Arab Future Cities Summit
November 8-9, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference
November 9-11, 2016, Minneapolis, MN

Tree Care Industry (TCI) EXPO
November 10-12, 2016, Baltimore, MD

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
November 12-15, 2016, Houston, TX

American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference
November 13-17, 2016, Orlando, FL

Society of Municipal Arborists Annual International Urban Forestry Conference and Trade Show
November 14-15, 2016, Indianapolis, IN

Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets
November 15, 2016, Sacramento, CA

PastForward, a conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
November 15-16, 2016, Houston, TX

Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry Conference
November 16-17, 2016, Indianapolis, IN

American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Annual Conference 
November 30-December 3, 2016, Boston, MA

*The dates for these reoccurring events have not yet been posted for the current year


To submit a conference, please contact ASLA Professional Practice. Please include conference title, URL, location, and dates.


For details about regional or local conferences, contact your ASLA chapter.


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