Calling All Student, Associate, and Emerging Professional ASLA Members!

The ASLA 2018 Online Learning Student & Emerging Professional SPOTLIGHT mini-series call for proposals is now open! This initiative gives YOU the opportunity to work with a Professional Practice Network (PPN) mentor in creating a presentation for ASLA’s Online Learning series. Do you have eye-opening research to share with the profession, or an inclination to do a little design exploration over the summer? Here’s your chance!

ASLA members with the following membership types may apply: 

Student Member
Student Affiliate Member
Associate Member
Full Member-Emerging Professional (5 years post-graduation)

The Call for Proposals is now open and will close on Friday, May 25, 2018.

To submit a proposal:
  1. Review the SPOTLIGHT mini-series Call for Proposals form (next page).
  2. Select the PPN(s) most relevant to your proposal.
  3. Submit a presentation description – including title, short description (150 words), outline, and three learning objectives for the presentation.
  4. Submit a portfolio giving ASLA and PPN mentors the opportunity to get to know you and your work (maximum five sheets at 8.5”x11”).
Selected participants will be notified in June. At this time, you will be introduced to your PPN mentor and the collaboration begins! Presentations will take place in August.

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Learn more about ASLA Professional Practice Networks

ASLA offers members 20 Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) to help support the practice and provide a forum to make connections outside of the market. PPNs provide excellent opportunities for professionals in the same areas of practice to exchange information, learn about current practices and research, and network with each other—both online and in person at the ASLA Annual Meeting.

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Learn more about ASLA Online Learning

ASLA Online Learning presentations provide information on new and evolving practices and products. These distance learning opportunities are also a way to earn the Professional Development Hours (PDH) needed to meet state licensure requirements. PDH are approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES).

In order for webinar attendees to earn PDH, they must also pass a short exam. ASLA records the presentations and houses them on the ASLA website to provide future viewing opportunities and the chance to earn PDH for members.

A standard presentation is 60 minutes (45 minute presentation with 15 minute Q&A) and can have one or more speakers. Depending on proposals received for the SPOTLIGHT mini-series, two or more related proposals my be combined, with each speaker having 15-20 minutes to present, based on the number of speakers.

For examples, check out SPOTLIGHT presentations from previous years.

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* 1. Presentation title (max. 12 words)

* 2. Presenter(s) (include university and any credentials or affiliations)

* 3. Preferred presentation length (both include 10-15 minute Q&A):

* 4. Presentation Description (max. 150 words)

* 5. Presentation Outline

* 6. Learning Objectives - see the ASLA Annual Meeting education program website for examples. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

* 8. Submit a portfolio giving ASLA and PPN mentors the opportunity to get to know you and your work (maximum five sheets at 8.5”x11”).

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* 9. Your name

* 10. Your email address

* 11. Your ASLA Member ID