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2016 Annual Conference & Expo Call for Papers
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The 2016 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will be meeting August 4-6th at the Jacksonville Hyatt in downtown Jacksonville. 

The theme for the 2016 conference is ​Creativity: Art, Innovation, Nature, and HistoryThe educational course presentations should follow one of the tracts: Art, Innovation, Nature or History.  



Call for Course Submission:               EXTENDED!!  Closes February 12th, 2016

Notification of Selection:                     February 29th, 2016

Presentations:                                         August 4th, 5th, and 6th 2016


Instructions for Submittal:

Complete the online application form:

Minimum Course Length is 1 hour.

Please click here for the Course Outline information you will need to assist with your online application.

Contact Cherie Pinsky or Patricia Castellano  if you have any questions concerning the online submittal.

Thank you for supporting the 2016 FLASLA conference in Jacksonville through your educational seminars!   We look forward to receiving your applications and making this conference one of the most educational and enjoyable to date!


          G. Kevin White, ASLA
          FL|ASLA Conference Chair 2016
          Jacksonville Section Chair 2014-2016


What Makes A Good Course?

The following topics are suggested: Educators and speakers are encouraged to be creative with presentations and tours, and also encouraged to offer other subjects and recommendations that may not be listed below.

- The National Park Service Celebrates 100 years of Service: A look back at its achievements and the future of recreation, conservation and historic preservation programs

- Creativity through innovative design techniques

- Successful LID: A panel presentation of local projects, and strategies used to overcome challenges

- LID Quantified: A panel presentation of local projects showcasing evaluation and research of implemented Florida projects

- Fellows Roundtable discussion on the profession- yesterday, today and tomorrow

- Roundtable discussion over Jacksonville Downtown Development

- Student & Fellow Round table discussion of opportunities and challenges within the profession

- Florida Women in Landscape Architecture: A panel discussion

- Florida Environmental Design, Ecological Restoration and the Florida LA

- Planning for the Healthcare facilities of tomorrow

- Florida native plants:  the challenges of limited inventory

- Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens history and evolution

- Cummer Art Museum history and evolution

- Technology/Innovations within the profession

-  The Dredging of the St. Johns River and Its Impact to the Local Economy

- One Spark and its Influence on downtown Jacksonville

- Rights Responsibilities and Realities of Registration (Laws and Rules)

- Laws and Rules and Business of Beautification (Laws and Rules)

- Designing for the ages: A course that would be centered on how designs need to change based on the age of the indented user (i.e. higher seats, stronger color contrasts, etc.).

- Therapeutic gardens: A course pertaining to the opportunities and constraints involved in creating therapeutic gardens (especially for the elderly).

- Designing Assisted Living Facilities and Memory Care Facilities: A course, courses, or panel regarding ALF design.

- Urban Growth & Infill

- Updated Grades & Standards

- Structural soils and storm cells

- IFAS:  the science behind our profession

- The history and evolution of Episcopal High School’s Regan Plaza

- Local development – what works and doesn’t (panel discuss, elevated deck/green roofs)

- Urban rethink initiative

- Road Diets

- Bike Trail Systems – challenges, green belt around city, shore to shore bicycle trails

- Public Art in both Form and Function

- Transportation –FDOT Initiatives for Bold and Scenic Highways

- Tour: S-Line Trail & Hogans Creek hosted by Groundwork Jacksonville & S-Line Steering Committee

- Tour:  Downtown Southbank Riverwalk, Olmstead’s Memorial Park, Hemming Park, & underground/behind the scenes tour

- Tour:  NPS- Timucuan Trail, Kingsley Plantation

- Tour: NPS- Ft. Caroline Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve paired with Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team to Exchange Island (kayak or water taxi)

- Tour: St Augustine- Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. George Street

- Tour: The St. Johns River w/ The Riverkeeper via kayak or river taxi

- Tour: Green Roof

- Tour: Amelia Island kayak

- Tour: Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

- Tour: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens


Health, Safety & Welfare:

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.”  


FLASLA 2016 Conference - Call For Papers Application Form

 Please make sure that the information you input is 100% accurate! It will be used for the conference program, website, speaker biography page, etc. 

For assistance, you may hover your mouse cursor over questions that are underlined for additional information, or you may contact Cherie Pinsky or Patricia Castellano  if you have any questions concerning the online submittal.

Thank you for your interest and support of FL|ASLA!

Please list all contact information for each presenter below:

2nd Presenter's Info

3rd Presenter's Info

4th Presenter's Info

5th Presenter's Info

6 or more presenters, please contact for assistance. Thank you!

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