2018 Conference Call for Proposals

The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) is issuing a Call for Proposals for our Annual Conference. We invite landscape architects, academics, allied professionals, and vendors of the profession to submit proposals that fit this year’s conference theme. Please send your proposal as a single PDF and as a word document to office@wasla.org by midnight, November 8, 2017.

As the organization representing the Landscape Architecture profession in Washington State, WASLA’s mission is to lead and educate within the profession and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Following enactment of the state Practice Act, WASLA became an approved course provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES). WASLA will work with presenters to meet LA CES requirements and will register the session on the national LA CES database. LA CES requires all sessions be educational in nature and reinforce the learning objectives without the use of proprietary materials. Vendors’ sessions will be reviewed carefully to ensure adequate academic content is provided. Honorariums, travel, and lodging expenses are not provided. Conference registration is required (inquire about details).

Conference Presentations
Friday, March 16, 2018
Motif Hotel, Seattle

We anticipate an attentive and energetic audience of approximately 150 attendees for presentations examining the theme of this year’s conference:


Resonate celebrates the resounding impact of our work as landscape professionals. Leaving a lasting legacy in our role as environmental stewards demonstrates our ecological resonance. Giving voice to a profession and the spaces it occupies demonstrates our political resonance. Responding to and celebrating diversity and accessibility demonstrates our cultural resonance. The reverb of our profession cannot be ignored, nor can our persistent pursuit of representation, accessibility, and longevity of our prized open spaces. Inspired by the critical moments of our times in a rapidly changing context, the WASLA 2018 Annual Conference welcomes discussions about the role of landscape professionals in
shaping endearing spaces, and how together our voice, our impact, and our legacy resonate.

Conference educational sessions will be 60 minutes in length with the option for two-part sessions for more detailed topics. Pre- and post-conference socials will be announced soon.