The mission of the American Society of Landscape Architects is to lead, educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.  The Twin States Conference is a partnership of the Mississippi and Alabama Chapters of ASLA, established to promote these goals; to showcase the beauty, culture and history of each state; and is the Chapters’ primary fundraising activity each year.

Birmingham, Alabama

Conference Tips

UPTOWN is Birmingham’s fresh new take on entertainment.  Just down the street from the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, the district attracts locals and convention visitors to enjoy a variety of dining selections.  Texas de Brazil, Cantina Laredo, Todd English P.U.B. and The Southern Kitchen & Bar are just the beginning.  Other bars and eateries serve up good dining selections, from gourmet burgers and premium steaks to custom cocktails and fresh-roasted coffees.  Convention guests are delighted with the convenience of the district to their meeting and lodging facilities.  Local folks like the conviviality of the crowd and the ease of moving from one location to the next. For complete information on businesses in the UPTOWN district, go to UPTOWN.

Click here for the 2016-17 IN Birmingham Tourist Guide.

Things to do in Birmingham

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Zoo

Ruffner Mountain

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute


Birmingham Tours

Jones Is Thirsty - Scott Jones  Wine Tastings & Education/ No-Snobbery Wine Education

Red Clay Tours (Offers Brewery Tours)
Clay Cornelius  205-240-3829

Civil Rights Tour to Include:   Expert Tour Guide Mr. Barry McNealy, specializes in Civil Rights Tour  205-249-2596 cell
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
16TH Street Baptist Church
Kelley Ingram Park
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Iron & Steel    Expert Tour Guide Mr. Jim Kelley, specializes in City Tours 205-566-2654

Vulcan Park., featuring the World’s largest Cast Iron Statue and offering beautiful panoramic views of the city. 

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark A 32 acre blast furnace plant where iron was made for nearly 100 years.  Now a museum of history and industry.

Transportation Tour
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
The museum features over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars, and the
Largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes.
Southern Museum of Flight 
Among the top exhibits are the Korean War jets, the Tuskegee Airmen diorama, the Lake Murray B-25, and the Vietnam War helicopters.
Mercedes -Benz US International Visitors Center, factory tours offered upon request only.