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.


2017 Twin States Conference
Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Location - Westin Hotel and Sheraton BJCC


Thursday, April 6

4:30 - 6:30PM-EXPO Opens (Those attending the Expo will receive an extra drink ticket for the reception following)
East Meeting Rooms N - O, in the BJCC Convention Center, Third Floor

6:30PM-Welcome Reception Sponsored by Landscape Workshop and Playscapes
Todd English Pub, Ground Floor, The Westin Hotel

Friday, April 7

Seminars in East Meeting Room L, in the BJCC Convention Center, Third Floor
EXPO and Meals in East Meeting Rooms N—O, in the BJCC Convention Center, Third Floor

7:00AM-Breakfast and EXPOEast Meeting Rooms N and O, in the BJCC Convention Center, Third Floor  

8:00 – 9:00AM-The Profession and Climate Change (1 CEU) Vaughn Rinner, PLA, FASLA, National President ASLA

9:00 – 10:00AM-Community Gardens (1 CEU) Mario Cambardella, PLA, Urban Agriculture Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, City of Atlanta; Amanda Storey, Director of Partnerships at Jones Valley Teaching Farm

10:00 - 10:30AM-Break and EXPO

10:30 - 11:30 AM-Designing Trees in the Urban Landscape and Integrating Storm Water Management (1 CEU) Jeremy Bailey, GreenBlue  Urban

11:30 - 12:30PM-KEYNOTE SPEAKER (1 CEU) Ben Page, Page Duke  Landscape Architecture

12:30 - 1:30PM-Victor Stanley Presentation Lunch and EXPO

1:30 - 3:00PM-Growth in Birmingham (1 CEU) Panelist Discussion, moderated by Ben Wieseman, REV Birmingham Panelists: James Fowler, University of Alabama-Birmingham; Michael Ward, City of Birmingham; Meredith Calhoun, Corporate Realty; Tammy Cohen, Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds

3:00 - 3:30PM-Break and EXPO (Door Prize Drawings)

3:30 - 4:30PM-Sites AP (Accredited Professional) Workshop (1 CEU) Kathleen Kirkpatrick, USGBC Director, Alabama and Mississippi; Rebecca Bryant, Watershed.

4:30 - 5:30PM-Trends in Play Space Design (1 CEU)
Steven Hare, Landscape Structures

5:30 - 6:30PM-EXPO (Those attending the Expo will receive an extra drink ticket for the reception following)

6:30 – 9:30PM-After Hours “Dinner and Drinks” sponsored by RCI and
Hall Fountains, Inc.
Cantina Laredo Roof Garden – 2301 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N, Uptown

Saturday, April 8

7:00AM-Breakfast and EXPO 

8:00 – 9:00AM-Greening of the Railroad Reservation (1 CEU) – Cheryl Morgan, retired director of Auburn Urban Studio; Jane R. Ross, PLA Goodwyn Mills Cawood
East Meeting Room C

9:00 – 11:00AM-Bus Tour of Kelly Ingram Park, Theater District, Railroad Park, Rotary Trail, and The Market at Pepper Place (2 CEUs) Lois Mash, PLA, Greenview Studio, Inc.; Lea Ann Macknally, PLA, Macknally Land Design; Jane R. Ross, PLA, Goodwyn Mills Cawood
Zip Bike Tour - Limited to 20 participants; sign up at registration. Please bring your own bike helmet.

11:00AM – Farmers Market at Pepper Place  - 2829 2nd Ave. S. Food truck lunch at Goodwyn Mills Cawood parking lot 2701 1st Avenue South   

12:45PM-Bus back to The Westin Birmingham

End of Conference -‘See you next year!