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    2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting

    April 20, 2018
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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    333 W Broad St
    Columbus, OH 43215

    2018 Ohio Chapter ASLA Annual Meeting + EXPO


    Join the Ohio Chapter of ASLA on Friday, April 20th at COSI for one of the biggest Chapter gatherings of the year. 

    This year's meeting offers 4 Sessions that are worth 6 HSW LACES CEUs. Our Vendor EXPO will be available to all registrants throughout the day, so come see what new products they are offering for 2018!

    Click here to register!

    2018 Ohio Chapter ASLA Annual Meeting Fees

    Early Bird Fees (February 12th - March 2th)

    • Member Ticket - Full Day $150  - Half Day $75
    • Non-Member Ticket - Full Day $200 - Half Day $125
    • Allied ASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $150  - Half Day $75
    • SCASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $30 - Half Day $25
    • Non-SCASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $40 - Half Day $35


    Normal Fees (March 3rd - March 30th)

    • Member Ticket - Full Day $175 - Half Day $100
    • Non-Member Ticket - Full Day $225 - Half Day $150
    • Allied ASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $175 - Half Day $100
    • SCASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $30 - Half Day $25
    • Non-SCASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $40 - Half Day $35


    Late Fees (March 31st - April 6th @ 5:00pm)

    • Member Ticket - Full Day $200 - Half Day $125
    • Non-Member Ticket - Full Day $250 - Half Day $175
    • Allied ASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $200 - Half Day $125
    • SCASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $30 - Half Day $25
    • Non-SCASLA Member Ticket - Full Day $40 - Half Day $35


    ---Tickets May NOT Be Purchased at the Door & NO Refunds are Accepted.

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    2018 Annual Meeting Agenda (6 HSW LACES CEUs) 

      • 7:15-8:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast
      • 8:00-8:15am Welcome and President’s Message
      • 8:15-9:45am Education Session #1 Gina Ford, FASLA, PLA
      • 9:45-10:30am Break/Vendor EXPO
      • 10:30am-12:00pm Education Session #2 Kristi Cheramie
      • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch/Vendor EXPO
      • 1:00-1:10pm OSU ASLA Honor & Merit Award Recognition
      • 1:10-2:40pm Education Session #3 Thea Walsh, AICP
      • 2:40-3:25pm Break/Vendor EXPO
      • 3:25-4:55pm Education Session #4 Kona Gray, FASLA, PLA
      • 4:55-5:00pm Adjourn/Closing Thoughts


    2018 Annual Meeting Sessions + Speakers Bios

    Educational Session #1

    Speaker | Gina Ford, FASLA, PLA, Principal and Co-Founder at Agency Landscape + Planning


    Gina's Bio: Gina Ford is a landscape architect, co-founder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. Underpinning her two decades of practice are a commitment to the design and planning of public places and the perpetuation of the value of landscape architecture via thought leadership, exhibitions, teaching, writing and lecturing.

    Gina’s work encompasses a wide range of scales and project types, from public parks and plazas to large-scale landscape planning and waterfront projects. She brings to each project a passion for the process of making vibrant landscape spaces—from the conceptual design to the details of implementation—with a particular focus on the life and use of urban, public environments. Gina led the design of the Chicago Riverwalk, Boston’s Lawn on D, Council Bluff’s Tom Hanafan Rivers Edge Park and Raleigh’s Moore Square and strategic planning efforts including the Cedar Rapids Flood Recovery Planning, the Rebuild by Design Competition and the Changing Course Competition while a principal with Sasaki.

    Her work has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects, among others. She is on the board of directors for the Cultural Landscape Foundation and was the recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Charles Eliot Travelling Fellowship and Wellesley College’s Shaw Fellowship.


    Designing for Resilience, Equity and Democracy

    With the onslaught of challenges (and opportunities) associated with climate change, significant demographic shifts and increased political activism, what is the role of the landscape architect in designing for such change? Gina will discuss a series of projects at a variety for scales where landscape is a medium and catalyst for addressing resilience, equity and democratic action.

    Educational Session #2

    Speaker | Kristi Cheramie, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Landscape Architecture Section, The Ohio State University

    Kristi's Bio: Kristi Cheramie is an associate professor and the chair of undergraduate studies in landscape architecture at the Knowlton School. Her research employs alternate practices of spatial history to explore erasure, loss and forgetting as powerful agents of change in the landscape. Using speculation as a tool to reconstruct the historical systems, scales, and materials that comprise a landscape, she looks to design to reveal the interconnections between story, memory, ground, and time. Her work, largely based in fieldwork, tracks patterns of adaptability and transformation in the landscape, with a particular focus on efforts aimed at mitigating or eliminating change. 

    Cheramie was the recipient of the 2016-2017 Prince Charitable Trusts/Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome where she examined the lost ecologies of the Colosseum. Her ongoing work on the flood landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River Basin has been the subject of winning competition entries, articles, exhibitions. In 2011, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cheramie led an interdisciplinary team in the documentation of Louisiana coastal communities compromised by land loss, sea level rise and competing industrial interests. More recently, Cheramie led one of three winning teams in Future Ground, an international design competition hosted by the Van Alen Institute.  Her interdisciplinary team developed long-range, flexible design and policy strategies for vacant land in New Orleans and Lima, Ohio, transforming long-abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city. Cheramie is currently finishing a book on the urban ecologies of Rome, forthcoming from Routledge in 2019.

    Educational Session #3

    Speaker | Thea Walsh, AICP, Director of Transportation Systems & Funding at MORPC

    Thea's Bio: Thea Walsh, AICP is the Transportation Systems and Funding Director Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. MORPC is a voluntary association of Central Ohio governments and regional organizations that envisions and embraces innovative directions in transportation, energy, housing, land use, the environment and economic prosperity. 

    Thea Walsh is a 16 years of public servant focused on transportation, economic development and community planning. She has worked at county, regional and state levels of government. Thea has a BA in Public Administration and Urban and Regional Planning from Miami University and a Masters of Public Administration from Wright State University. In 2017, Thea was selected by Columbus Business First as one of the Forty Under 40 Honorees for being a “mover and shaker” in the Central Ohio community for her role in Smart Columbus, the Hyperloop Midwest Connect Proposal and a Downtown Employee Bus “C-Pass” Program.

    Educational Session #4

    Speakers | Kona Gray, FASLA, PLA, Principal at EDSA

    Kona's Bio: As a Principal with over 25 years of experience, Kona Gray has been involved in many planning, landscape architectural and urban design projects, ranging from large-scale master planning to detail site design with emphasis on community planning, hospitality, urban waterfronts, parks, healthcare, and campus planning since he joined EDSA in 1997.

    Blending sensitivity and context with a passion for creative design solutions is paramount to his approach. Kona has a keen ability to translate a client's vision to create places with purpose, priorities and physical presence. He consistently takes into consideration such factors as site heritage, history, community interface, implementation strategies and each properties unique cultural, physical and environmental characteristics.

    He has been instrumental in re-introducing EDSA to the higher education and healthcare market with campus master plans and teaching hospitals in the US, Dubai and Qatar. His international experience has also involved the design for large scale, mixed-use, resort communities in Marsa Alam and Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea, Egypt, Uptown Cairo, Egypt as well as Valvert, Rabat, Morocco. The latest effort in the region is a 5,000 acre Central Park in Cairo, Egypt. Within the Caribbean his project experience has included the Fairmount Southampton Princess and Ariel Sands in Bermuda; Ritz Carlton San Juan, W Retreat and Spa, Palmas Del Mar and Cayo Largo in Puerto Rico; and Grand Courland Estates in Tobago.

    Currently, Kona is leading a team of designer and landscape architects on projects in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, China, Dubai (UAE), Egypt, India, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and St. Lucia. 


    2018 OCASLA Vendor EXPO Registration

    • OCASLA Sponsor EXPO Table | FREE* 
    • Vendor EXPO Table | $550 (Includes 1 Lunch)
    • Vendor EXPO Lunch | $30 (Additional Lunches for Additional Vendor Guests) 

    *Vendor Table is included in Platinum and Gold sponsorships ONLY. Silver sponsors must pay the non-sponsor rate. See the Sponsorship Flyer for more details.

    Click here to register for EXPO table!

    Contact with any questions or special setup requirements.

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    Are you looking for summer internship students? Or better yet full-time employment opportunities for an entry-level position?

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