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2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Submit Your Game Changer Today!

Do you have an idea that will change the field of landscape architecture? Here's your opportunity to share it at the ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture. It takes big ideas to move a profession forward – ideas from different perspectives, voices, and backgrounds. Those big ideas could come from you. You don’t need to present on the boards projects - this is a great opportunity to share ideas and concepts under development that will drive innovation.

During these fast-paced, innovative talks, presenters will have just seven minutes to share your game changing idea. Submissions from first-time presenters, students, emerging professionals, and allied professionals are encouraged.

To help you get started, the ASLA Professional Practice Network leadership teams have created a list of inspirational game changer topics that you might consider exploring.

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 short (one-minute), cell phone-quality video describing your Game Changer. No fancy production required. Most importantly, have fun with it! The video must be under one-minute to be eligible.

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 ASLA 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture.
  • Allied professionals are encouraged to both submit and speak, but are not required to be members of ASLA.

Submission Review

The top submissions will advance and be chosen by popular vote.

Get Started

  • The presentation submission and review process is managed through an online system, Abstract ScoreCard. ASLA members and returning users should use their unique ASLA IDs and passwords below. If you forgot your password, please visit: Non-ASLA members should click “Begin Now” to get started.
  • If you submitted to the call for presentations in January, your account information is the same.
  • Please login to the Abstract ScoreCard early. Your account will lock after three incorrect password submissions. If this happens, please contact Membership at directly to reset.


August 23, 2021 Call for submissions opens
September 9, 2021 Deadline for submitting proposals (12:00 PM PT)
September 13, 2021 Presenters from the top submissions notified they are moving on to popular vote
September 14-15, 2021 Voting
September 20, 2021 Selection notifications sent to presenters
November 19-22, 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

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