9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions— all under one roof! With nearly 350 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry and the best-attended event of the annual meeting. For your enjoyment, a number of popular activities will be located in the EXPO:
Free Coffee and Receptions
Need a little boost? Enjoy complimentary coffee in the EXPO each morning from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Why not pick up a cup for an exhibitor too? Stop by their booth and introduce yourself. It’s a great way to network and learn about all the new products on the EXPO floor. And don’t forget the receptions on the EXPO floor on Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm both days.
Meet with ASLA staff about federal and state government affairs issues, update your Firm Finder listing, view the winning submissions for the ASLA awards program, learn about practice resources, put your skills to work by providing a sketch for the career discovery activity book, and more
Held during Saturday’s EXPO reception, the Alumni Tailgate will bring school spirit to the exhibit hall floor. Come network with asla exhibitors and catch up with alumni and students from your alma mater while enjoying great food and drinks! The first place prize for school spirit and designed/decorated space is 15 complimentary student registrations to the 2018 annual meeting in Philadelphia; 10 for second place; and 5 complimentary student registrations for third place. Complimentary beverage tickets awarded to exhibitors that show off their school pride!
Network with colleagues from 20 Professional Practice Networks in ASLA’s PPN Live! Want to make the most of your PPN experience at the annual meeting? Set your own PPN agenda! Participate in a PPN Live session, network with your PPN peers and explore exhibitors in a PPN EXPO tour designed for your PPN, and make new connections within your practice area of landscape architecture. Be sure to attend the EXPO Reception featuring the Professional Practice Networks on Sunday, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Non-PPN members are welcome to attend.
Sketching L.A.’s Iconic Movie Locations
Visit ASLA Central to preview sketches from the Tinseltown Movieola: Sketching LA’s Iconic Movie Locations Field Session (Field Session FS-014).
Stellar résumés and portfolios are vital for making the first impression to employers. The ASLA Emerging Professionals Committee will be on site to review student and emerging professionals’ résumés and portfolios.
Located in ASLA Central on the EXPO floor, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with sketch artists and sketch contributions for the ASLA career discovery activity books under development for kids, teens, and adults.
Located just above the South Lobby in the Compass Cafe. Sketch Lounge offers a welcome environment to sketch freely, charge your devices, catch up on emails, or check your PDH on one of the five computer terminals.
Experience Virtual Reality!
Visit ASLA Central to immerse yourself in Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas, which won the ASLA 2017 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Take an exciting journey through this unique park built over a highway, guided by Jim Burnett, FASLA, founder of OJB Landscape Architecture.
ASLA/ACE Mentor Program Legacy Project
In 2008, ASLA introduced the Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the annual meeting and EXPO. The host chapter teams up with the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program to design a project to be installed after the meeting. Many EXPO exhibitors generously donate products and plants each year for the project, allowing ASLA to give back to the city that hosts the meeting. Project and details to be announced in August!
LAF’s New Landscape Declaration and Book Release
Stop by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) booth for book release festivities, including author signings and giveaways. The New Landscape Declaration: A 21st Century Call to Action features 32 essays and reflections from LAF’s unprecedented 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. Be sure to look for it in the ASLA bookstore.
TCLF’s 13th Annual Silent Auction
Bid on sketches, paintings, photographs, and other items created by award winning landscape architects, photographers, and allied professionals. Proceeds benefit the Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative.