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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Attend the Spring Conference!

WHEN: Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th

WHERE: UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Milwaukee

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

 

DAY ONE: Thursday

6:30-8:00 AM - EXPO Set Up

7:00-8:00 AM - Registration / Light Breakfast

8:00-8:30 AM - Welcome / Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 AM - General Session A

9:30-11:00 AM - Break / EXPO

11:00-12:00 PM - Breakout Session 1

12:00-1:30 PM - Lunch / EXPO

1:30-4:50 PM - Breakout Session 2, 3, 4 

6:00-9:00 PM - 3rd St Market Hall Social

DAY TWO: Friday

7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:00-10:10 AM - General Session B, C

10:30-12:30 PM - Ethics Session

1:30-2:30 PM - Optional Tour

REGISTRATION: Early Bird Closes March 30th

This is a license registration renewal year and we will be offering 2 ethics credits! You can check your current LA CES credits here. Remember to bring your ASLA number to get credit for courses at the spring conference.

EXIBITORS: Looking to be an exhibitor? Exhibiting at the Spring Conference is reserved for our esteemed sponsors. Click here to download a copy of our 2024 sponsorship package. Click here to join as a sponsor. Reach out to admin@wiasla.com with any questions. 

OPTIONAL TOUR -

TRANSFORMING CAMPUS LANDSCAPES THROUGH SELECTIVE CUSTOM DETAILING

Join us for an exclusive tour at UW Milwaukee's New Chemistry Building active construction site. Participants will be required to provide proper PPE (footwear, pants, hard hats, hi vis vest, safety glasses) and a signed waiver. We’ll convene at registration and proceed on foot to the site. Limited to 20 conference participants, secure your spot for this unique opportunity to witness campus development firsthand.

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Join us for the Jensen Longenecker and WI ASLA Chapter Awards Reception

The WI ASLA Professional Awards will once again be announced at the Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet in partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA). The banquet will be on April 19th, 2024 at the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge on the UW-Madison Campus. Plan to join us and celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. 

5:30 Cocktail Hour and Hors d'oeuvres

Gallery featuring senior capstone projects and WI ASLA professional awards

6:30 Dinner and Program

UW-Madison student awards and WI ASLA professional awards

Tickets and Registration

Register by April 9th

Faculty, Alumni, WI ASLA Members and Guests - $50

Sponsor a Student - $35

PAST EVENTS

Terrace Town

Terrace Town is an amazing program organized by the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Over the course of a few months, planning and design professionals visit elementary schools across Dane County to teach students about cities and how to participate in their community. WI ASLA had an opportunity to participate in the Open House event. Throughout the day, we encouraged kids to think like a landscape architect as they imagined their park design in the form of a collage. After seeing the thoughtful selection of images and creative solutions to the activity, there were some potential future landscape architects in attendance!

Annual Meeting & Mentorship Kickoff Event

Conversation filled the room as we kicked off the new Mentorship Program with UW-Madison students at our Annual Meeting. The Event was held at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. We came together with membership for a nice dinner to share our Chapter success from the past year and look forward to what is to come in 2024! We also took this time to honor our Recognition Award recipients for this year.

Milwaukee Fall Field Session

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2023 Fall Field Session in Milwaukee. We had the opportunity to tour Wagner in the morning, followed by stops at Green Bay Playfield, Lakeshore State Park, the Discovery World E-Cacia Tree, and Northwestern Mutual Community Park Playground. Despite a little rain, we learned a lot about local projects in Milwaukee!

Thanks to our Happy Hour Sponsor!

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Thanks to our Sponsors!

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2023 Park(ing) Day at UW-Madison Campus

Park(ing) Day was a blast! The WI ASLA Emerging Professionals hosted the event on the UW-Madison campus near Memorial Union. This years theme was "Pollinator Places" so the group spent the day educating the public about pollinator communities, their habitats and how to assist in creating thriving ecosystems for them through landscape architecture and our everyday lives. Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting this effort by providing materials and financial assistance to make the event a success! 

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2023 Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet

Thank you to all applicants that submitted entries for the 2023 Professional Awards. Award winners were announced at the Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 24, 2023. It was great to come together for this awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. Thanks to the UW-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) for their partnership in this event.

2023 WI ASLA Spring Conference

Thanks to all who attended the Spring Conference at Union South in Madison! It was a fantastic event full of a diverse range of education sessions, a lively vendor expo, and great opportunities for networking with connections new and old. The event began with an inspiring keynote from TEN X TEN. Other education session highlights include inclusive park design, funding outdoor learning environments, measuring landscape performance, preventing plant disease problems, and design that supports mental health. For a full list of sessions, see the button below. We also enjoyed an after hours social, complete with bowling and camaraderie. Thanks to all our sponsors that help to make this a successful event every year!

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BOARD DINNER SPONSOR

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SOCIAL SPONSOR

Green Bay Field Session and Annual Dinner

Thanks to all who joined WI ASLA in Green Bay for our fall Field Session, Annual Meeting, and Recognition Awards celebration. The day started out at Neenah Foundry where we learned about the manufacturing process and toured part of their facility. From there, the group made their way up to Green Bay for tours of Bay Beach and the Broadway District. Bay Beach is a city owned amusement park with a rich history and unique plans for beach restoration in the bay. In the Broadway District, we heard about plans for revitalization and strategies for redevelopment. We also discussed the Shipyard Redevelopment Project that is currently under construction in the area. The field session tour ended with a walk through the Titletown District. It was great to learn about the design and programming decisions that were made for this year round destination right outside Lambeau Field. The evening concluded with the WI ASLA Annual Meeting where we discussed Chapter business and accomplishments. We also took this opportunity to present recognition awards to members with exemplary achievements and service to the profession.

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

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GOLD SPONSOR

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HAPPY HOUR SPONSOR

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DINNER SPONSOR

2022 Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet

2022 WI ASLA Awards were announced at the Jensen-Longenecker and WI ASLA Awards Banquet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in April. It was great to come together for the awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students and professionals in Wisconsin. The event was full of mingling and awards presentations along with dinner and drinks at Memorial Union. 

2022 WI ASLA Spring Conference 

Thank you to all who attended our 2022 WI ASLA Spring Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It was great to re(connect) in person with colleagues and sponsors to celebrate the future of landscape architecture in our communities and state. We had many wonderful presenters who showcased their project examples, design processes, and other historical knowledge of the profession. 

We look forward to seeing everyone next year when the conference heads back to the City of Madison.

Field Session: Madison Isthmus: Present, Past, and Future

A tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol kicked off the Madison Isthmus field session. From there, the group traveled down State Street stopping at various improvements along the way including Lisa Link Peace Park, State Street Mall, East Campus Mall, Library Mall and Alumni Park. The session highlighted the past, present and future development of State Street, the urban fabric of the city, civic spaces, and the importance of equitable design. The tour ended with a happy hour sponsored by Landscape Forms at Memorial Union Terrace. 

Field Session: Wausau River Life

The Wausau River Life field session began with a tour of the Kafka Granite Crushing Facility. After that, the tour moved downtown to highlight civic and downtown redevelopment efforts. The field session also featured several riverfront attractions along the Wisconsin River including the Wausau Whitewater Park and an overlook along the River Life Trail. The tour ended with a brownfield redevelopment project, River Life Park, highlighting the custom playground with integrated lighting, fitness course, shoreline restoration, marina, and kayak launch. A happy hour was sponsored by Ultimate Playgrounds at the conclusion of the tour. 

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