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About The Symposium

Founded in 1990 by Larry Weaner, this annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and innovative ecological practice. Presenters reflect the diverse factors that shape our landscapes including landscape architects, landscape designers, horticulturists, ecologists, historians, anthropologists, artists and others. The series offers in-depth explorations of forward-looking and overlooked topics, always seeking to connect theory with practical application. Join us as we continue to connect the dots between ecological restoration, cultural landscape practice, and fine garden design.
Wednesday & Thursday, January 17th & 18th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST (includes instructional time & breaks)

Registration Fees

Early bird savings until Dec. 12, 2023. After Dec. 12: Regular $385, Student $225. Students please email [email protected] verification of student status.

Note: program email notifications

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Student Rate Verification

If you would like to register as a student, please email [email protected] your verification of student status. This document may be your student ID, course schedule, or other college document that includes the college name, your name, and date enrolled. 


  • Recording: Will the Symposium be recorded for me to view later? Do I have to attend the livestreamed session in order to access the recording?

    The entire Symposium will be recorded and available (not downloadable) to all registrants after the live event ends for three (3) months. If you are registered, you do not need to attend the live event in order to access the recording.

  • Recording: Can I purchase only the recording later?

    No, registration for both the livestream and recording access will close for the "virtual only" option at the end of the day on January 16th, 2024.

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Can I get CEUs for attending/viewing this program?

    Yes, this two-day Symposium has 12 total class hours, and will have the following credit types available: APLD, LA CES, CBLP, CT DEEP, ISA, NOFA, PLNA, SER. Details on the amount of credits per type and instructions to achieve CEUs TBA.

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): How do I receive the CEUs?

    As this is considered a live course, those seeking LA CES CEUs must watch the Symposium and complete the quizzes on the Portal by *two weeks* after the live dates. Ensure that your Portal profile indicates ASLA/LACES under the CEU section and email [email protected] if you make any changes to your profile CEU section. You will then receive an email with your completion certificate within 3-4 weeks. || For the other CEU types, please indicate in your NDAL Events Portal profile which CEU type you are seeking.

Gift this program!

Give the gift of learning. Offer your colleague, friend, or relative a chance to attend the Symposium. If you're not registered yourself, click the "Get started now" button below and then check the box "This is a gift." If you're already registered, go to your Portal Profile, click Order History, and choose the option Buy as Gift.