Thursday, July 29, 2021

American Society of Landscape Architects canceling 2020 conference

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced it is canceling the 2020 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, originally scheduled to take place in Miami Beach, Florida, in early October. The action comes amidst serious health and safety concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“For the health and safety of everyone involved, ASLA is unfortunately compelled to cancel the Conference on Landscape Architecture,” says ASLA President Wendy Miller, FASLA. “While we’re all disappointed an in-person conference is not possible this year, we now have a unique opportunity to rethink how we as landscape architects connect – to one another, to the Society, and to our profession as a whole.”

The 2020 Conference on Landscape Architecture will not be rescheduled. However, ASLA is planning to host a virtual event later in the fall.

“Our ASLA team is hard at work putting together a powerful virtual program for the fall that will keep everyone safe, increase access for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t travel this year, and help accomplish the goal we’d set out to achieve: rekindling the spirit of the profession for the year ahead,” Miller added.

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Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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