We are pleased to announce that the Indiana Chapter of the ASLA is now accepting education session proposals for the 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture. It will be held on Friday, September 27th at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel, Indiana. If you are interested in presenting, participating in a panel, or hosting a workshop, we encourage you to submit a proposal that meets the following criteria:
Title: Please provide a compelling title for your session in 15 words or less.
Marketing Statement: Please provide a one paragraph summary of your presentation to be used in the meeting brochure to identify why attendees should attend your session.
Learning Objectives: Please list a minimum of 3 main outcomes that your presentation will highlight to help professionals understand what they will gain by attending this session.
Theme: This year’s theme is “Form with Function”. The focus of the 2019 Conference will be on the expanding roles that Landscape Architecture is playing in today’s world. The ability of a Landscape Architect to apply creative, adaptive solutions that connect our world and address an array of environmental and social issues has placed us in the forefront of the design industry as leaders for innovative projects. For example, trends in climate change are leading to a greater awareness of material selection, plant species, and resilient design. Shifts in demographics are creating the need for more flexible and equitable environments. Continued development of alternative transportation is challenging us to integrate and connect these systems into our communities. These are only a few of the many responsibilities which Landscape Architects are tasked with addressing. When the form of a space works with function, it benefits the users it serves while advancing the profession through high level critical thinking, design, and stewardship. It is our goal to focus speakers and sessions on these varied aspects of Landscape Architecture.
Outline: Provide the framework for your presentation. It is understood that details may change, but the fundamental framework should not. The purpose of this segment is to identify how you will communicate your message to the attendees.
Speaker Bio: Please provide a one paragraph summary of who will be presenting. Additionally, names and email addresses for all presenters are required. Submittals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due no later than Friday, June 14th, by 5:00pm and should be no more than three pages in length. PDF or Word Documents are preferable. Presenters will be notified of their selection by June 28th via email.
Criteria for Evaluation:
· Relevance to the profession of landscape architecture
· Clearly stated and achievable learning objectives
· Timeliness of the topic
· Subject matter appeal
· Appropriate audience type and expertise level (intermediate, advanced)
· Speaker qualifications
Please note: All sessions must be 50 minutes long and non-proprietary. Vendor brands should not appear in the presentation.