2018 Oregon ASLA Design Symposium: Healthy Places, Healthy People

 

Landscape architects work at the nexus of health and the built environment. We have the power to design spaces that promote health and well-being. With a growing body of research underscoring the link between place and health, we’re excited to announce the theme of the 2018 Design Symposium: Healthy Places, Healthy People.

Please join us on Saturday, April 7 in downtown Portland to hear individuals from academia, non-profit, philanthropy, and the private sector speak about current efforts and accomplishments at the intersection of place and health through the lens of their political, economic, and social expertise. We will gather for a day of learning and collaboration in an event that brings together over 125 landscape architecture professionals. ANOVA is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

Lynn M. Ross, AICP, founder and principal of Spirit for Change Consulting, LLC, will present this year’s Keynote AddressReimagining the Civic Commons. Her talk will explore power of public places in advancing the goals of socioeconomic mixing, civic engagement, environmental sustainability and value creation. Reimagining the Civic Commons is a national initiative funded by the Knight Foundation that seeks to counter economic and social fragmentation in our cities by revitalizing and connecting public places such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries to bring together people from different backgrounds. Our Keynote Sponsor is Northwest Recreation.

Our education sessions will conclude when all our speakers are invited back to the stage for a panel discussion moderated by Ed Jahn, OPB’s Executive Editor for Science and Environment and Executive Producer of Oregon Field Guide. Our speakers will discuss how the notion of landscape health influences practice today and how it may alter the way future landscape architects practice. The discussion will cover social angles, identify successful design applications, and inspire a call to action.

And not to be missed… our Exhibitor’s Showcase will feature the latest in products and services from ANOVA, Northwest Receation, Forms + Surfaces, RMC/Gametime, Victor Stanley, Northwest Playground, Cascade Recreation, Ironsmith, All Play, JP Stone, Landscape Forms, Columbia Cascade, Mutual Materials, and more!

We’ll wrap up the day with ASLA Oregon After Hours, our happy hour in the Sentinel Hotel’s Renaissance Room. This year we will be joined by special guest, Vaughn Rinner, FASLA, Immediate Past President of ASLANW Playground is this year’s Happy Hour Sponsor.

Those who attend the full day symposium will be eligible for up to 6 professional development hours. Continental breakfast, lunch, light snacks, and happy hour drink ticket provided. The cost is $200 for members, $250 for non-members and $30 for students.

 

Join us! Click here to register and learn more.

 

2018 Annual Design Symposium
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Sentinel Hotel, Grand Ballroom
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland
$200 members | $250 non-members | $30 students
Continental breakfast, lunch, light snacks, and happy hour drink ticket provided
6 HSW PDH credits available

Sponsorships still available!
Our Symposium would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please consider becoming one today! Sponsorship levels start as low as $500. Contact Jamie Hendrickson at vpchapterservices@aslaoregon.org to learn more.