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Our 2023 Annual Conference + Expo theme for Miami is “Rise Above”.  Tracks for the conference include “Nature & Ecology”, “Healthy Communities” and “Arts, Culture, and Technology”. Sessions will explore responsive skillsets, techniques, approaches, and lessons-learned that help us get closer to a more equitable, resilient, restorative and innovative path for future landscape architects. 

Let’s all rise above, together.

Exhibitors + Sponsors 

Join us for our 2023 Annual Conference + Expo, July 27-29th at the beautiful JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa! 


View the Exhibit Hall Diagram!

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Wausau Tile! 

About the JW Marriott Turnberry Legacy

A celebrated setting in Miami complete with lush tropical gardens and a 100-year-old Banyan tree, JW Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is South Florida’s premier destination. Across our 300-acre setting, you’ll find Mediterranean-inspired architecture, marble walkways, and sparkling fountains. A sanctuary to over 40 species of tropical birds, botanical fauna, chef’s herb, and tropical fruit garden.

Click Here to Book Your Room!   Room block closes, Monday July 3rd! 

Meet our Keynote Speakers!

Suzannah Churchill Drake, FAIA FASLA

Susannah C. Drake is a Principal at Sasaki. Prior to merging the firms Susannah founded DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture pllc. Her work has received city, state, and national AIA and ASLA awards. Susannah was awarded the AIA Young Architects Award, Fellowship in the AIA, Fellowship in the ASLA, and was recognized as an Architectural League Emerging Voice. Susannah specializes in complex projects that require a synthesized, analytical, and research-based approach. Her large-scale planning work engages diverse systems to create ecologically and socially progressive projects that are rigorously researched, strategically planned, and beautifully designed.

Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis wants the world to wake up to the climate crisis.  Like the Irish author, William Butler Yeats, Lewis believes that education is less about FILLING PAILS and more about LIGHTING FIRES in people. Her strategy, then, is to light fires. Lewis founded the CLEO Institute in 2010 to help mobilize the masses in support of climate action. Recognizing the urgency of the climate data, Caroline shaped CLEO’s initiatives to build climate literacy and informed advocacy, top down and bottom up, simultaneously. Ultimately, the goal is to spur our economic and political engines to grasp the seriousness of the issue, and act with urgency.

Xavier Cortada

Xavier Cortada, Miami’s pioneer eco-artist, uses art’s elasticity to work across disciplines to engage communities in problem solving. Particularly environmentally focused, his work intends to generate awareness and action around climate change, sea level rise, and biodiversity loss. Over the past three decades, the Cuban-American artist has created art at the North and South poles and across 6 continents, including more than 150 public artworks, installations, collaborative murals and socially engaged projects. Cortada, who serves as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence for Miami-Dade County and University of Miami Professor of Practice, has been commissioned to create art for CERN, the White House, the World Bank, the Frost Art Museum, and Miami City Hall, among many other art, science, and government venues. Cortada received the Environmental Law Institute’s 2021 National Wetlands Award, was included in the 2022 GRIST 50, and delivered a TED Talk on the intersection of art and climate.

Schedule at a Glance:  

**Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Courses are approved for DBPR and LACES. Some courses are approved for AICP CM approved by APA Florida. 

Thursday, July 27th 

7:00 AM - Annual Golf Tournament  

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Registration

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM 

  • How Do You Measure Your Landscape Design’s Performance? Learn Methods, Metrics, and Tools for Quantifying Sustainable Benefits of Your Project (DBPR - 13278, 1.5 CEC, OPT) 

8:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Miami Urban Design Tour  (DBPR - 13291, 2 CEC, OPT) Register Now 

8:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • FLBOLA Meeting (DBPR Handles Course, 2 CEC, L&R) 

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    • Festival on Main Street: Flagler Street – Urban Curbless Street Design (DBPR - 13277, 1.5 CEC, OPT) (AICP - 9269376)
    • Promoting Cultural Legacies in the Built Environment (DBPR - 13272, 1.5 CEC, OPT) (AICP - 9269382)

    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch on Own 

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Keynote: Susannah Drake (DBPR - pending,1 CEC, OPT) (AICP - 9269386)

    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    • Breaking Barriers: Young Professionals creating change through diversity, inclusivity and equity (DBPR - 13275, 1 CEC, OPT)
    • Advanced Building Code: Irrigation (DBPR- pending,1 CEC, ADV)
    • Nature and Playgrounds: Exposing children to nature during play (DBPR - 13273, 1 CEC, OPT)

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Fellows Round Table (DBPR - 12918, 1 CEC, OPT) 
    • Advanced Data Collection, Mapping, and Modeling with Drones and 3D LiDAR (DBPR - 13256, 1 CEC, OPT)

    5:15 PM - 6:30 PM –  Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

    Friday, July 28th 

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Get Up to Date Laws & Rules for Florida (DBPR - pending,2 CEC, L&R)

    11:00 - 11:30 AM - Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall 

    11:15 AM - 2:15 PM - Behind the Scenes at the Hard Rock Hollywood Tour (DBPR - 13290, 1.5 CEC, OPT) Register Now

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

      • Resiliency of Broward's Natural Habitats: West Lake to Weston (DBPR - 13281, 1.5 CEC, OPT)

      • Nature, Ecology and Innovation: Jose Marti Park Adaptive Redesign (DBPR- 13279, 1.5 CEC, OPT)

    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

      • Student Research from Florida's Two Landscape Architect Programs (DBPR - Pending, 2 CECs, OPT)

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM -  Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Keynote: Caroline Lewis (DBPR - pending, .5 CEC, OPT)

    3:15 PM – 5:15 PM 

      • ASLA Florida Business Meeting and Design Awards (DBPR - 12831, .5 CEC, OPT)

    5:15 PM - 7:00 PMASLA Member and Awards Celebration  in the Exhibit Hall 

    Saturday, July 29th 

    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

    8:00 AM - 11:45 AM - On the Frontlines: Waterfront Parks as Resilient Infrastructure - South Pointe Park Tour (DBPR - 13293, 2.5 CEC, OPT) (AICP - 9269385Register Now

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Sketch with FLAA: A Collaborative Workshop with Professionals, Students and Youth (DBPR - 13292, 3 CEC, OPT) Register Now

    9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

    • Rising Above Ian (DBPR - 13282, 1.5 CEC, OPT)
    • Planting Resiliency: City Trees as the Thread to the Urban Fabric (DBPR - 13280, 1.5 CEC, OPT) (AICP - 9269381)

    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    • Building a Resilient Sarasota Bay Park (DBPR - 13276, 1 CEC, OPT) (AICP - 9269380)

    • Advanced Building Code: Public and Private Swimming Pools (DBPR - Pending, 1 CEC, ADV)

    12:15 – 1:00 PM

    • Keynote Session: Xavier Cortada  (DBPR - Pending, .5 CEC, OPT) 
    • Closing Session 

    1:00 PM - Conference Concludes


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