to Apr 5

2019 Central States Conference

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - The Fourteenth Annual Central States Conference will be hosted by the St. Louis chapter at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel on April 3 – 5th 2019.  Save the date to learn and connect with your colleagues in St. Louis.
The theme for the conference is CONNECT: Past + Present + Future.
The conference will be held at the beautiful Chase Park Plaza Hotel in the heart of the Central West End (CWE).  The regal building is home to a celebrated history dating back to 1922. The Central West End is on the eastern edge of Forest Park and named by the American Planning Association as one of American’s Top 10 Neighborhoods, features an exciting mix of St. Louis’ best dining, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the CWE has something for everyone. Venture to Forest Park, right outside your door, and enjoy the parks 1,300 plus acres; making it roughly 500 acres larger than New York City's Central Park.  The park, which hosted the 1904 World’s Fair, is home to five of the region's major cultural institutions: the Missouri History Museum, the Municipal Theater (The Muny), the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Saint Louis Science Center, and the Saint Louis Zoo.
A highlight of the conference will be a visit to the Gateway Arch National Park.  The St. Louis icon recently underwent a $380 million renovation; the largest public-private partnership in the National Park Service history. The renovation provides an improved visitor experience by connecting the City from Kiener Plaza to the Riverfront with an inviting new visitor center which provides a direct and physical connection to Downtown St. Louis. The 91 acre urban national park received over 3,415 new trees and 5.4 miles of new pathways.

A half century after Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch was inaugurated in 1968, it has been reconnected to the city of St. Louis, with a sleek underground entrance facing the city, an expanded and redesigned visitor center and museum, a cleaner landscape and an elevated and more elegant waterfront along the Mississippi River." – The Washington Post

Exhibitor and sponsorship information is available on www.aslacentralstates.org. On behalf of the St. Louis Chapter, we hope to see you in April!
The Central States is comprised of six individual chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  These chapters come together once a year for camaraderie, learning, advancing the profession and to celebrate their best work. The six ASLA Central States chapters are ArkansasGreat PlainsIowaOklahomaPrairie Gateway and St. Louis
Please contact Central States Conference Coordinator, Sarah Woody Bibens atinfo@aslacentralstates.org with any questions.

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7:30 AM07:30

ASLA Iowa 2018 Spring Conference

Join us for an inspiring day-long event at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames where you'll have the opportunity to learn alongside your peers and earn continuing education units for your time.

Finish out the day by also planning to attend the P.H. Elwood Lecture with speaker Shannon Nichol  from 6:00-7:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design, ISU

Full details to be posted soon.  We hope to see you there! 

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3:30 PM15:30

2017 IA-ASLA and SSLA Tailgate

Please be sure to join us for the annual tailgate on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State University, Tent 32, where the Iowa State Cyclones will battle with the Texas Longhorns. The tailgate is free to attend and refreshments will be available.  Families are welcome!  CLICK HERE for flyer.  Click link below to register!  


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to Apr 21

ASLA Central States 2017

The Iowa ASLA Chapter will be hosting the Central States Conference at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Downtown Des Moines April 19-21, 2017.  The Call for Presenters has been sent out by email and all are encouraged to submit a proposal.  CLICK HERE to see the Call for Presenters.  

REGISTER HERE for all Exhibitor, Sponsorship, and Attendees

With questions please contact our office through the CONTACT US page.

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5:00 PM17:00

IA ASLA Winter Social 2017

  • The Beerhouse Restaurant & Sports Pub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on Thursday, January 19, 2017 for the Iowa ASLA Winter Social at The Beerhouse Restaurant & Sports Pub in Urbandale, IA.

Free for ASLA and SSLA Members. Guests are $10 at the door.

4810 NW 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322


Click here for details and to register.  We hope to see you there!


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to Apr 28

ASLA Spring Conference

  • Prairie Meadows Conference & Events Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an inspiring day-long event at Prairie Meadows Events & Conference Center where you'll have the opportunity to learn alongside your peers and earn continuing education units for your time.

Interested in being exhibitor? Please click here for the exhibitor form. Please contact our office if you have any questions or would like to pay with a credit card.

Registration is now closed for this event.

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6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening: "10 Parks that Changed America"

Join us on April 20th at the downtown Des Moines Central Library for a special screening of the PBS documentary 10 Parks that Changed America.  Doors open at 5:30pm.

Learn more and get a preview here:

This is a free event with light refreshments provided.

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7:00 AM07:00

Land Up - Learn How to Stand Out on the Web

Land Up is a one-day marketing and business development workshop for the landscape architecture and architecture community. Be inspired. Learn how to market your firm and stand out in a crowd. Learn to be a better networker. Find out which marketing tactics work best, from social media to email to search engine optimization.

Land Up is limited to 100 landscape architects and architects from around the Midwest looking to grow their business. Last year’s event sold out so don’t wait to register. This is the perfect opportunity to meet firm owners and decision makers in an intimate learning and networking environment!


Land Up will take place Friday, July 31, 2015 at AIA Chicago, 35 E Upper Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago

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