The EXPO is the hub of activity during the conference. This is the place to network with colleagues in your professional practice, meet-up with fellow alumni, grab a cup of coffee and earn professional development hours.

EXPO Schedule:

Saturday, October 3, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

9:00 am – 6:00 pmEXPO Open
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  ASLA Central | Your membership is our focus
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Concessions available for purchase on the EXPO floor
9:00 am - 11:00 am Complimentary coffee | sponsored by: FHP
9:00 am – 4:00 pmStudent Awards Theater
9:00 am – 6:00 pmASLA Bookstore
9:30 am – 6:00 pmProfessional Practice Network (PPN) Live
9:30 am – 6:00 pmJobLink LIVE and Emerging Professional Portfolio Review 
9:45 am – 10:45 amLearning Lab
9:45 am – 10:45 amExplore the Floor – guided EXPO walks
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Complimentary Professional Headshots | sponsored by:
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Learning Lab
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmExplore the Floor – guided EXPO walks
1:45 pm – 2:45 pmExplore the Floor – guided EXPO walks
4:30 pm – 6:00pm EXPO Reception featuring the Alumni Tailgate

Sunday, October 4, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10:00 am – 2:00 pm EXPO Open
10:00 am – 2:00 pm ASLA Central | Your membership is our focus
10:00 am - 12:00 amComplimentary Continental Breakfast | sponsored by:
10:00 am – 2:00 pmStudent Awards Theater
10:00 am – 2:00 pm ASLA Bookstore
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Professional Practice Network (PPN) Live
10:00 am – 2:00 pmJobLink LIVE and Emerging Professional Portfolio Review
10:00 am – 1:30 pmBadge Buster
10:00 am – 2:00 pmComplimentary Professional Headshots | sponsored by:
10:15 am – 11:15 amLearning Lab
10:15 am – 11:15 am Explore the Floor – guided EXPO walks
11:30 am – 12:30 pmLearning Lab
11:30 am – 12:30 pmExplore the Floor – guided EXPO walks
12:00 pm – 2:00 pmConcessions available for purchase on the EXPO floor
12:45 pm – 1:45 pmLearning Lab
1:45 pm – 2:00 pmBadge Buster winner announced

ASLA Central – your membership is our focus

ASLA 2020 Central Membership

Not a member? This is the place to join and learn about the invaluable tools the American Society of Landscape Architects has to offer. 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, and member solutions.

EXPO Badge Buster Scan Game- Sunday ONLY

ASLA 2020 Scan Buser

While exploring the EXPO, conference attendees can win fabulous cash prizes with the Badge Buster scan game, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, Sunday ONLY. Exhibitors scan your badge’s QR code as you visit their booths. Attendees scanned by the most exhibitors on Sunday will win one of our top three prizes. Three cash prizes for most scans:

  • $1,000  1st Place
  •    $500  2nd Place
  •    $250  3rd Place

Portrait Studio, Saturday and Sunday

Sponsored by Equiparc

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stand out with a professional portrait taken at the Portrait Studio. The studio offers conference attendees the opportunity to have headshots taken by professional photographers at no cost. You will receive both a digital and print photo.

ASLA 2020 Floor Tour

Free Saturday Coffee

Sponsored by Freenotes Harmony Park

9:00 – 11:00 am

Wake up with free coffee in the EXPO Saturday.

Complimentary Sunday Breakfast

Sponsored by BCI Burke

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A complimentary continental breakfast will be available on Sunday.

Alumni Tailgate, Saturday

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Held during Saturday’s EXPO reception, the Alumni Tailgate will re-ignite school spirit to the exhibit hall. Come mingle with ASLA exhibitors and catch up with alumni and students from your alma mater, while enjoying great food and drinks! Schools will compete for 60 complimentary student registrations to the 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville.

With hundreds of go-to experts at your fingertips, make the most of your time on the expo floor and meet the needs of your next project by joining an exhibitor-led learning session. During each guided walk of the floor, you will hear from exhibitors new to the ASLA EXPO, tours designed around new products and sustainability practices. Explore the Floor is a great way to network with your fellow conference attendees and bring back fresh ideas to your office. Everyone can benefit from your attendance.

Walk the EXPO floor. Learn while you connect with exhibitors. Explore the Floor will take place on Saturday and Sunday during EXPO hours.

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Network with colleagues from 20 Professional Practice Networks in ASLA’s PPN Live. PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, and include a variety of formats: invited speakers, fast-paced PechaKucha-style presentations, networking sessions, and more. The PPN Live classrooms facilitate targeted group discussions featuring 45-minute conversations with topic experts. Moderators and panelists will host presentations on the PPN Live stage throughout the weekend. Join us on the show floor, make new connections and get inspired within your practice area of landscape architecture. Non-PPN members are also welcome.

Learn from the best in the business with these one-hour exhibitor-led learning labs on the EXPO floor. Tap into the knowledge of the people and companies that are transforming the future of our industry through emerging trends and techniques. Discover real world applications that will put your projects above the rest! Sessions available for professional development hours (PDH) will be identified on the schedule. Last year, each session was standing room only!

Find the latest landscape architecture titles, ASLA logo merchandise, and more! Meet prominent authors and have your books signed.

Join speakers from select sessions for continued conversation after their presentations live in the EXPO.

Emerging Professionals Portfolio Review

Stellar résumés and portfolios are vital for making the first impression to employers. Seasoned professionals will be on site to review student and emerging professionals’ résumés and portfolios.

Find new employees for your firm or a rewarding new position for yourself. Employers can host a tabletop display, and job-seekers can schedule interviews online before the conference.

Student Award winners will present their award-winning projects during the ASLA EXPO. Stop by ASLA Central to learn more about their work, chosen from over 250 submissions.

Meet the Editors adfadfaasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf

Meet one-on-one to discuss your projects with the editors of Landscape Architecture Magazine and other publications. Sign up for your appointment online this summer.

View Sketches and Photographs of Miami Beach

Visit ASLA Central to preview sketches and photography from the Sketch Miami Beach field sessions.

Watercolor Demo Jam Sessions, Saturday & Sunday

1:00 – 1:30 pm ONLY

Come check out water colorist extraordinaire as they demonstrate their techniques for quick studies. Artists available will be Robert Chipman, ASLA, Robert Chipman Landscape Architect, Inc.; James Richards, FASLA, JamesRichardsSketchbook.com; Richard Alomar, ASLA, Rutgers University; Chip Sullivan, ASLA, University of California, Berkeley

Partner Organizations

The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 16th Annual Silent Auction

Bid on more than 100 sketches, paintings, photographs, and other items created by award-winning landscape architects, artists, photographers, and allied professionals. As in the past three years, the auction will also be presented online so people can bid both on their mobile devices and in person at the ASLA EXPO. The works of art will be available to view online approximately two weeks before the Conference on Landscape Architecture. Proceeds benefit the TCLF’s Pioneer of American Landscape Design® initiative.

Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Sets the Course for the Future

Stop by the LAF booth to see how LAF Fellowship recipients and 12 years of LAF Olmsted Scholars have been using landscape architecture to change the world. Learn how you can apply to the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership to get support, time, and $25,000 to pursue your great idea.

The Sustainable SITES Initiative 

The SITES Rating System is owned and administered by the Green Business Certification Inc., the certification body for the LEED green building program from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). USGBC staff will be on hand to answer questions about documentation, technical requirements, and strategies to achieve the best performing project possible.

Visit the SITES booth (#1718) to learn how to register your project or apply for the SITES AP exam.