AILA is excited to launch a virtual conference escape in 2020. Join people from across Australia and the globe as AILA creates something new and exciting that enables members to learn, engage and connect.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that complacency is something we can no longer afford. As landscape architects, AILA recognises the complex interconnectedness of planetary systems and the dynamic relationships between people, places and other living entities. AILA also recognises that we can choose the way we move forward.
In a year marked by the ferocious sorrows of bushfire, Black Lives Matter and COVID, we have also been given the opportunity to pause. Land-e-Scape: Reset – Towards Healing invites landscape architects to collectively pause, reflect, discuss and explore the ways our profession can contribute to what comes next. How do we heal our relationships with nature, with the places we live, work and play, and with each other?
Across four themes, AILA will explore the opportunities and acknowledge the work already underway:
- Recuperation (Monday) | Healing from event shock including sessions on bushfires, COVID19, Rebuilding Beirut and Landscape without borders
- Repair (Tuesday) | Healing the planet including sessions on climate change, urban green initiatives and blue meets green
- Restore (Wednesday) | Healing spaces that allow for enhanced connection and wellbeing including sessions on biophilic landscapes in education; healing gardens, designing for health (autism, Alzheimers) and war gardens
- Reparation (Thursday) | Healing fractured relationships including sessions on gender equity, traditional knowledge, community engagement and opportunities for traditional owners in national parks
WHAT TO EXPECT
Land-E-Scape will be held on a dedicated virtual event platform. Each day will feature at least four hours of CPD content plus a mix of some pre-recorded on-demand content for you to binge at a time that suits you. Live sessions will be recorded and made available and hosted on the website for up to 12 months after the event.
The platform will allow networking between delegates and social engagement so you can stay connected with colleagues.
Registration includes access to the Land-E-Scape website platform. Login details will be sent out at least one week prior to the event start date. Individual registrations are required for this event. Companies are able to purchase group passes to attend. CPD points will be automatically allocated from your attendance at the event. You can choose from a day pass or a Full Pass (an all access pass) that will see all activities covered from Monday to Thursday.
The 2020 Land-E-Scape week includes the National Landscape Architecture Awards. All Land-E-Scape registrants will automatically include registration to join the watch party for the awards – so you don't miss out on any of the fun!
Street Furniture Australia is giving away 50 Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks to the first 50 full Land-e-Scape registrations. These will be posted out to you ready for note taking during the event!
REGISTER HERE NOW