Chicago to Host to ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting & EXPO

When: Friday to Monday, November 6-9, 2015

Where: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill. 60616

What: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will hold its  2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago. It is expected to draw 6,000 attendees, and will feature almost 500 exhibitors. The theme is “Perspectives.”

The annual meeting will showcase  keynotes by the people behind the PBS show “10 Parks That Changed America” and cultural and design commentator John Thackara.

The "Inside the LA Studio" series will highlight the philosophy and work of the following landscape architecture firms: Floor Associates, Hollander Design, Spurlock Poirier and HM Design. 

More than 130  education and field sessions are offered on such topics as urban agriculture and local food production, green roofs and living walls, healthcare and therapeutic design, parks and recreation design, plants and soils, sustainable design, transportation and complete streets, urban design, stormwater management and wetlands. All sessions are approved for continuing education credit with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System, and many are also approved by AIA, AICP and USGBC/GBCI.

Members of the ASLA Illinois Chapter will team up with the local affiliate of the  ACE Mentor Program and Chicago Public Schools to design a project using products donated by ASLA’s generous EXPO exhibitors to be installed after the meeting. The partners are designing a plaza at Curie Metro High School in the southwest side of Chicago. The Legacy Project volunteers, students and product donors will be recognized during the Opening General Session on Saturday, November 7, at 8:00 a.m., at McCormick Place.

The  EXPO—the largest trade show in the industry—will take place on November 7-8. It will feature nearly 500 exhibitors offering thousands of new products, services, technology applications and design solutions, all under one roof. The public may purchase a day pass at the registration desk.

How: For press registration, please contact Karen Grajales at  Email Contact and include your press affiliation, audience/circulation, business address and email/phone.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use "ASLA" after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning and design of our built and natural environments; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.


Karen Grajales
American Society of Landscape Architects 
(202) 216-2371
Email Contact

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