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2017 Annual Conference & Expo Call for Papers
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The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will be meeting July 6-8th, 2017 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida.  This beautiful and historic venue, originally designed by renowned architect, Addison Mizner, is located on along the Intracoastal Waterway, with the ocean front Boca Raton Beach Club also accessible to conference attendees via water or ground shuttle.  


The 2017 Conference will have classes and tours focusing on several tracks, each relating to the conference theme: Revealing Landscape Architecture.  The educational course presentations should follow one of the following tracks as the focus of revealing Landscape Architecture:


·         Through Water and Environment

·         Through Art and History or

·         Through Community Design and Planning



Each speaker will receive a one day pass to the conference for the day they present.



All courses selected will be processed for professional approval through Florida Board of Landscape Architects, LA CES (accepted in most states) and APA.  Please note that not all courses will qualify for APA credit.  Minimum course length is 1 hour with a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction.  Sessions can be 1, 1-1/2 or 2 hours in length.



Call for Course Submission:      Opens November 1st, 2016

                                                   Closes December 17th, 2016


Notification of Selection:            January 31st, 2017


Digital Course Presentation:      PowerPoint or other submitted by June 15th, 2017 to the                                                                            Education Chair for Posting on the FLASLA website.

Presentations:                            July 6th, 7th, and 8th 2017


What makes a good course?

The course suggestions described below are only suggestions for your benefit. Educators and speakers are encouraged to be creative with presentations and are welcome to offer other subjects and recommendations that may not be listed below.


  • Art in Public Places panel discussion and presentation
  • Palm Beach County projects and challenges
  • Downtown Delray Beach a multi-faceted community and destination
  • Everglades water and the environment issues
  • Urban wetlands as a byproduct of South Florida’s intense development
  • Urban and/or Historic sketch crawl
  • History and growth of the landscape industry and community
  • Methods and nursery industry practices for growing trees
  • Park systems comprehensive planning and trends in park system development
  • Innovation in solid waste disposal facilities
  • Today’s municipal planting requirements vs. 30 years later


Health, Safety & Welfare:

Please keep in mind that approval of courses through Florida Board of Landscape Architecture requires that the courses address health, safety and welfare of the public as landscape architecture licensure is based upon landscape architects protecting the public.  Approval through LA CES also requires that a minimum of “75% of the subject matter applies the principles of mathematical, physical, and social sciences in consultation, evaluation, planning, design (including, but not limited to the preparation and filing of plans, drawings, specifications, and other contract documents), and administration of contracts relative to projects principally directed at the functional and aesthetic use and preservation of land.”


Thank you for supporting the 2017 FL ASLA Conference in Boca Raton through your educational seminars! We look forward to receiving your applications and making this conference one of the most educational and enjoyable to date.



Helen L. Cohen, PLA, ASLA
2017 FL ASLA Conference Chair



FLASLA 2017 Conference - Call For Papers Application Form

 Please make sure that the information you input is 100% accurate and complete! It will be used for the conference program, website, speaker biography page, etc.  Failure to submit all information requested may result in the disqualification of your submission.

For your convenience here is a worksheet version of the form: 2017 Call For Papers Worksheet

**NOTE** All submissions for the Call For Papers must be entered through the Online Form. Worksheet WILL NOT be accepted

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