With current trends of economic growth and development on the rise, the role of Landscape Architects to guide planning and design decisions with our natural resources in mind is more vital than ever. The theme, "Protecting the Natural World", will explore such topics as the preservation of natural lands, protecting our waterways, support of public programs and facilities, grant and funding alternatives in a time of budget cuts, and the value of landscape and habitat in urban areas.
8:00-8:15am Opening Remarks
8:15-9:10am Keynote Presentation No.1: Balance, Inclusive Design, and the National Park Service Experience (David J. Thomson, NPS)
9:10-9:30am Vendor Expo
9:30-10:25am Breakout Session No.1: 1a - The What, Why, and How of High Performance Urban Trees (Jeremy Bailey, GreenBlue, 1b - Promoting Pollinators through Landscape Architecture (Anthony Fettes, Sasaki), 1c - Designing Lugar Plaza (Dan Liggett, Rundell Ernstberger)
- 10:25-10:35am Mini-Break
- 10:35-11:30am Breakout Session No.2: 2a - The Main Attraction: Transforming your Community with the Watermark Model (Bill Smith, Vortex), 2b - From Quantity to Quality: A Walking History of Indy's Relationship to the White River (Scott Minor, White River Watershed Alliance, 2c - CreatINg Places: How a State Housing Agency Used Crowdfunding to Support Public Spaces (Veronica Watson, Patronicity and Carmen Lethig, IHCDA)
- 11:30-1:00pm Lunch/Awards Program
- 1:00-1:40pm Vendor Expo/Dessert Bar
- 1:40-2:35pm Breakout Session No.3: 3a - Women in Design Panel Discussion (Moderator: Camille Shoaf, Hitchcock Design Group), 3b - From Quantity to Quality: A Walking History of Indy's Relationship to the White River (Scott Minor, White River Watershed Alliance, 3c - Outdoor Recreation Grants in Indiana (Bob Bronson, DNR)
- 2:35-2:45pm Mini Break
- 2:45-3:40pm Breakout Session No.4: 4a - This Park is a Dump (literally): A Case Study of Remediating Sandorf Park (Ryan Cambridge, BDMD), 4b - Designing in Metal 101: Types and Finishes (Adam Lee and Bob Buchanan, BoMar), 4c - Landscape Architects and Invasive Plants: When our Paths Cross (David Gorden, Mark M. Holeman, Inc. and Dawn Slack, The Nature Conservancy)
- 3:40-4:10pm Vendor Expo/Door Prizes
- 4:10-5:00pm Keynote Presentation No.2: Leveraging Landscape (Jason Kentner, Implement)
- 5:00-5:15pm Closing Remarks
If you park in the White River State Park Garage (801 West Washington), you will receive a pass at the event to reduce the fee from $25.00 for the day to just $5.00.