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2021 LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium

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The 2021 LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium will be held as a two-part virtual event. Tickets are available for one or both days.

About this event

In what promises to be a compelling event, the six 2020-2021 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership recipients will present their projects on energy justice, landscape ethics in California's breadbasket, re-imagining flood control in San Juan, designing for and with the disabled community, water networks in Bogota, and designing with animals.

Tickets are available for one or both days and each day will feature presentations from three of the Fellows.

Tuesday, June 15, 3:00-4:30 pm EDT (1.5 LA CES CEU)

  • Diego Bermudez, Bermudez Arquitectos | Redrawing Infrastructure: 2500 Years of Water Management
  • Andrea Johnson (2015 LAF Olmsted Scholar), Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research | Redistributing Power: Energy Justice Beyond Kilowatt Hours
  • Edmundo Colon Izquierdo, ECo | El Río está vivo… y nadie lo sabe!: Re-envisioning Flood Control in the Río Piedras Watershed

Thursday, June 17, 3:00-4:30 pm EDT (1.5 LA CES CEU)

  • Roxi Thoren, University of Oregon | Including Animals: Co-creating with Our More-Than-Human Neighbors
  • Alison Hirsch, University of Southern California | Landscape and ‘the Working Country’: Food Justice and Landscape Ethics in California’s Central Valley
  • Alexa Vaughn-Brainard (2018 LAF Olmsted Scholar), OLIN | Design with Disabled People Now: Including Disabled People in the Design Process

Learn more about the Fellows and their projects here.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Landscape Forms, BrightView, and Permaloc!

Daily Schedule (all times in ET):

2:45 pm   "Doors open" (virtual platform opens)

3:00 pm    Welcome + Opening Remarks

3:15 pm    Presentations

4:00 pm    Moderated Audience Q&A

4:25 pm    Closing Remarks

An optional Zoom reception will follow each day's event, 4:30-5:15 pm ET. Stick around to visit "rooms" where you can continue the conversation with the presenting Fellows or ask questions about the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership.


To ensure the event is accessible to all who wish to attend, tickets are priced as follows:

  • One day only: $20 (student rate: $10)
  • Both days: $30 (student rate: $15)
  • Free registration: if the cost inhibits your ability to attend, please select the free registration (available for both the single-day and two-day ticket types). This registration option is available to all - no questions asked.
  • Donations: for those who are able to and would like to provide additional financial support to LAF, you may elect to make a tax-deductible donation to LAF when you register (scroll to the bottom of the available ticket types to enter your donation amount).
  • Group rates: if your design firm, organization, or school is interested in viewing the symposium, group ticket packages are available to help you convene a virtual watch party and discussion session. Each registered group will receive a discussion guide as well as discounted two-day tickets to the virtual symposium for each member of the group. For more information about group tickets, contact Christina at csanders@lafoundation.org.

Continuing Education:

The symposium is approved for 3.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and meets the health, safety, and welfare requirements (HSW). Following attendance of each part, 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) may be earned upon completion of a short quiz.


Tickets are non-refundable.

Additional Questions?

Contact Christina Sanders at csanders@lafoundation.org

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The mission of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. LAF invests in research and scholarships to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability.

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