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.

Social Events

Thursday, March 8

5 p.m. – Expo Opens – Grand Ballroom, Westin Jackson – enjoy your first sneak peek of the 2018 Twin States Expo – and don’t forget to pick up your FREE EXTRA DRINK TICKET to enjoy at the Welcome Reception that follows!

6 p.m. Welcome Reception – Welcome to Jackson and the 2018 Twin States Conference – just steps away from the Westin!  Enjoy delectable hors d'oeuvres and drinks as you take in the sights and sounds of the Mississippi Museum of Art’s patio and terrace, creating welcoming and comfortable spaces that compose the front porch of the downtown cultural district. 

Friday, March 9

6 p.m. – Catfish Supper and Music - Hal & Mal’s – 200 Commerce Street, Jackson - Enjoy the ultimate Mississippi culinary experience at this legendary downtown Jackson hot-spot. Food, drink and red-hot and LIVELY music -- jazz, blues, rock, country, or bluegrass. Join the FUN!

Saturday, March 10

Join us for a very special Mississippi museum experience!  

Two Mississippi Museums. One site.
222 N. State Street, Downtown Jackson
In December 2017, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened in celebration of the state’s bicentennial.
The “Two Mississippi Museums” is a place where Mississippians tell their own stories of the state’s rich and complex history, through the many resources from of the Department of Archives and History. The history of the state is presented as never before with eye-popping artifacts, photographs, videos, and interactive exhibits.
The state has committed over $90 million for this state-of-the art 200,000 square-foot center. It serves as a portal to other cultural attractions across the state, preserves and stores over 22,000 artifacts, and will benefit thousands each year through museum visits & educational outreach.
GROUP TICKET RATES FOR 10 OR MORE: $10 all adults for both museums. INDIVIDUAL TICKET RATES: $12 adults or $10 for seniors age 60+ for both museums