How would you change the field of landscape architecture? – Field

The call for game changers for the ASLA 2022 Landscape Architecture Conference is open until August 22. / image:, Diane Bentley Raymond

Do you have an idea that will change the field of landscape architecture? Here’s your chance to share it at the ASLA 2022 Landscape Architecture Conference. We are looking for submissions for game-changing ideas that can advance our profession – ideas from different perspectives, voices and backgrounds. These great ideas could come from you!

Game Changer presentations are designed to be fast and innovative discussions. Presenters will only have seven minutes to share their breakthrough idea. The deadline for presentation proposals is August 22, 2022 at noon PT.

Regardless of your speaking experience, this is a great opportunity to share ideas and concepts in development that will spur innovation. Submissions from first-time presenters, students, emerging professionals, and allied professionals are strongly encouraged.

What you need to enter:

  • Your information: Tell us about yourself.
  • Game Changer Written Description: Introduce this talk to attendees with a short response describing how your idea will change the field (up to 500 characters).
  • Video: Submit a short video (up to one minute; 9:16 aspect ratio) describing your game-changing idea. No fancy production required. Have fun with it! The video must be less than one minute to be eligible.

Eligibility and registration:

  • Landscape architecture professionals (graduates of a ASLA-recognized landscape architecture program) and landscape architecture students wishing to present at the ASLA 2022 Landscape Architecture Conference must be active ASLA members.
  • Attendees selected as Game Changer presenters will receive 30% off a full Conference 2022 registration.
  • Allied Professionals are encouraged to submit and speak, but they are not required to be ASLA members.

Submissions will be selected by popular vote.

Learn more about the online submission and review process and submit your Game Changer before August 22.

Thanks to our sponsor, ANOVA.


Stephanie I. Onwenu, ASLA, and Salvador Lindquist, ASLA, presented the “Artscapes in Marginalia” Game Changer at the ASLA Landscape Architecture Conference in Nashville. /image: Jason Mallory

To get your brainstorming started, check out the big ideas shared by Game Changer presenters in 2020 and 2021:

Infrastructure as art
David Meyer, FASLA

Landscape architects need to think more like artists
Olivia Pinner, ASLA

Give up home, home is where the heart is
Matthew G. Cartledge, ASLA Associate

Are cemeteries sustainable in the future? Here is a bold proposal!
Austin Tao, FASLA

Consideration of children with autism spectrum disorders in the design of playgrounds
Amanda R.Thomas

Public schools as sites of ecological restoration
Cindi Hron, ASLA

The connection between landscape architecture and human development
Amy Wagenfeld, ASLA

Micro stories, macro impact: using film script elements to market your business
Jacek W. Krokowski, ASLA, AP LEED

Leverage hedging culture to generate cash to reinvest in a project
Jenika Florence, ASLA

Reframing Demolition: Landscape Architects as Leaders of a Regional Materials Network
Martha Eberle, ASLA

The post-COVID-19 era: a wake-up call for landscape architecture and humanity
Adriana Hernandez Aguirre, ASLA

Design and Spatial Equity in the Time of COVID-19
Kurt Culbertson, FASLA

Practice What We Preach – Making Modern Practice Modern
Katrina Majewski, ASLA

The Game Changers drew large audiences to the EXPO Practice Basecamp area during the ASLA 2021 Landscape Architecture Conference in Nashville. /image: Jason Mallory

A Streetscape Adaptation Strategy Using Permeable Pavers
Patricia Matamoros Araujo, ASLA partner

POE’s & Play: Tools for reflection and growth
Melissa A. Quinn

Reinvent the Storm system
Kelli Schwab, PLA, ASLA

Reinventing roadside landscapes
Matthew J. Quirey, ASLA Student

A holistic approach to marketing and communications would help demonstrate our value
Whitney Tidd, ASLA

Art landscapes in Marginalia
Stephanie I. Onwenu, ASLA Associate, and Salvador Lindquist, ASLA

Landscape Architecture Education in the Majority World!… Empowering Beyond Poverty…
Cameron A. Berglund, ASLA

give it back
Roger Socha, ASLA


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