ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture

Designing Shared Spaces”

Music Center, Nashville

We are excited to see everyone in person.

This November, the American Society of Landscape Architects is looking forward to hosting the 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville, Tennessee. In having an in-person conference, we are committed to providing a healthy environment for everyone. ASLA will continue to follow recommendations from the federal, state, and local level agencies and by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and The World Health Organization and revise requirements as needed.

A few weeks ago, ASLA announced that attendees, vendors, exhibitors, and ASLA team members must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours to enter into the Music City Center and events that take place at the Omni Nashville. 

To help facilitate this effort, ASLA has hired TN Event Health and will have checkpoints at designated entrances to check proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and your daily health screening.

Before You Leave Home

  • Accepted COVID-19 tests are PCR, molecular, or antigen tests administered by a medical professional and have printed lab results. Over-the-counter, in-home tests will not be accepted.
  • Accepted vaccinations are Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson and Johnson. Your vaccination card must have your name, the name of the vaccine, the lot number, both doses or one dose with Johnson and Johnson, your birth date, and the facility at which it was administered. Please check these details before leaving for your trip. If there is missing information or issues, please return to where you received the vaccination to update your information.
    Other accepted vaccinations include:
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 
    • Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine 
    • Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine 
    • Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine 
    • Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
  • If you have a vaccine other than the list above, you should have a COVID -19 test administered by a medical professional within 72 hours of attending the conference.
  • There will be a supply of masks as you pass through the checkpoint if needed.

Entering the Music City Center (Convention Center):

  • In order to facilitate daily health screenings and to check proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results, there will be a limited number of entrances into the building. 
  • TN Event Health provides this link to all registered attendees to upload their proof of vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test results. Within the upload process, specifications for a negative test and/or vaccine card will be provided to make certain your card or negative test is valid. When you arrive, trained medical staff will verify the test or vaccination card. Once authenticated, this process is completed for the duration or unless a negative COVID-19 test is needed. 
  • A daily health screening will be required to enter the building. The link that was sent to upload your vaccination card or negative COVID test results is the link that will have your health screening questions. To expedite entry, have the health screening questions completed each morning for an expedited check-in process.  
  • Upon arrival, you will go to a table for verification. You will receive a sticker for clearance for the day (the sticker color changes daily). If you are entering the building for the first time, place your sticker on your person until you receive your badge and then place the sticker on your badge. The sticker needs to be visible at all times. In the event a screening has been flagged, you will be assessed by a nurse before possibly being cleared. 
  • TN Event Health sanitizes high-traffic touch areas with medical-grade cleaner. 

Once Inside the Music City Center (Convention Center):

  • Once you have entered the building, please go to the conference registration area on the 3rd floor for your official conference badge. You will be asked for your sticker if not displayed prominently. 
  • The American Society of Landscape Architects requires everyone to wear a mask in all areas in the building, with no exceptions.
  • All meeting rooms will be set with a 3-foot distance between each chair. We ask that you do not rearrange the seating in any of the rooms.
  • The Music City Center has touchless technology for high traffic areas, such as elevators, restroom lights, toilets, paper towel dispensers, and over 120 sanitizing stations throughout the facility.
  • The Music City Center’s clean air quality is maintained through MERV 13 hospital-grade air filters.
  • High touchpoint areas are disinfected regularly. 
  • If you show symptoms or are not feeling well,  please reach out to the on-call nurse. The information can be found in your daily health screening and where you uploaded your (vaccination information or negative test results).

After the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture

  • A telephone number will be available for two weeks for contact tracing after the conference has ended. 
  • An on-call nurse will be available for two weeks after the conference. 
  • You must report your symptoms if you become sick after the conference.

Area hotels COVID Initiatives:

We will continue to communicate any COVID-19 related news on this website and via email.  Your health and well-being are our top priority.