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ASLA 2024 Call for Game Changers
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Submit Your Game Changing Idea by July 23

Do you have an innovative idea that can transform our approach to biodiversity and climate action? Game Changer presentations are designed to be fast-paced, innovative talks that showcase transformative ideas. Whether you’re a first-time presenter, student, emerging professional, or seasoned professional, we want to hear from you. The deadline to submit your idea is Tuesday, July 23.

Your submission should reflect the ASLA Climate Action Plan's goals, covering themes from mitigation and adaptation to restoration and equity. As we celebrate ASLA’s125th anniversary, let’s reflect on our rich history and shape our approach to biodiversity and climate action in the future.

Join us in making a difference. Submit your idea today!

The top submissions will be invited to present their game-changing idea at the ASLA 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture. Presenters will have just seven minutes to share their game-changing idea in Washington, D.C. The winning game changer, which will be selected by a jury, will receive $500 toward professional development opportunities.


Here's How to Enter

  • Your Information: Tell us about yourself. Please include all social media handles so we can tag you!
  • Game Changer Written Description: Pitch this talk to attendees in two sentences. How will your idea change the field?
  • Video: Submit a video less than two minutes, cell phone-quality video describing your game changing idea (resolution of 1920x1080 with a 16:9 aspect ratio in MP4 format). No fancy production required. Most importantly, have fun with it! We recommend submissions to be under one-minute for audience engagement.

Eligibility & Registration

  • Landscape architecture professionals (graduates of a landscape architecture program recognized by ASLA) and landscape architecture students wishing to present at the Conference on Landscape Architecture need to be active members of ASLA.
  • Game Changer presenters selected from this process will receive 30% off a full registration to the 2024 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture.
  • Allied professionals are encouraged to both submit and speak, but are not required to be members of ASLA.

Submission Review & Selection

The top submissions will advance and be chosen to present at the conference in Washington, D.C. by popular vote.

Get Started

  • The presentation submission and review process is managed through an online system, Abstract ScoreCard. All 2024 submitters are required to create a new account.
  • If you submitted to the call for presentations in January, your account information is the same.
  • Upon submission, the submitter will receive an email confirmation.


July 9 Call for Game Changers Opens
July 23 Deadline for submitting (3:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm PT)
July 24 Presenters from the top submissions notified they are moving on to popular vote
July 25-26 Voting
Late July - Early August Selection notifications sent to presenters
October 6-9 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

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Questions? Professional Practice Department: Whitney Mitchell -