2020 WASLA Conference
Connecting Visions, Connecting People

The 2020 WASLA Annual Conference celebrates our connections.  As a profession that unites disparate interests and opportunities to create an interconnected, sustainable and resilient world, Landscape Architecture serves as the hub of a vast network of place, people and passions. We impact the world around us every day through a mastery of balance and linkage that brings visions to life and supports the communities we work in. Our strength is the unique ability to create unison between clients, allied professionals, the environment, and the public to deliver meaningful projects that make an impact on society. 
Conference Date and Location:
November 2, 2020
Seattle Airport Marriott



Conference Updates

June 23, 2020

Dear WASLA Members and Conference Attendees,

I hope you all are staying safe as we continue to experience an extremely unique year. I want to give you an update regarding the 2020 WASLA conference.

The Board of Directors have decided to move forward with a postponement to November the 2nd as an in-person event at this time. This decision is based on a preference for an in-person event, if possible, but with knowledge that should the COVID crisis not allow us to gather, we will switch to a virtual format.

The board will continue to monitor this situation and as soon as we feel there is adequate reason to believe that gathering will not be possible, we will make the call to go virtual. Decisions about the format and length of a virtual conference will be made if/when we decide to go that route.

The closing reception as it stands now will be reworked and combined with the Annual Awards ceremony. The Georgetown Ballroom will still host the in person awards event, unless the Governors orders preclude us from doing so, then this too will move to a virtual scenario. More info to come on this event.

As was the case earlier this year, all registrations will carry over to the revised date, and all refunds will be given if registrants aren’t able to attend. We know this WASLA conference in an important networking and educational opportunity for our members, and we will do everything possible to make sure it is a safe and productive meeting. Safety and health are our highest concerns, and should the conference not be possible in person, we will notify you all immediately and switch to a virtual format.

If there are any questions please let us know. We thank you for your patience and concern during these strange times.  Please contact [email protected] with any inquiries, or concerns regarding these events. 

Stay safe and healthy!

Tim Slazinik, WASLA Board President


March 16, 2020

Dear WASLA Members, Partners, and conference attendees,

In light of the current COVID-19 situation and the concerns regarding large gatherings, WASLA has decided to postpone our upcoming conference at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Your health and safety are our first priority and given the escalation of the coronavirus concerns, we determined the best course of action was to postpone until a later date. We have been able to re-book at the same location for July 22-23, 2020.

The conference has been postponed until Thursday July 23rd, with the Opening Reception occurring on Wednesday July 22nd. All registrations for the conference will be transferred and honored for the revised dates. Anyone who has not yet registered can still register for the July date. Anyone who is unable to attend because of the change will receive a refund upon request.

Please continue to monitor the WASLA website as we update the sessions and agenda based on presenter availability. 

If you reserved a hotel room at the Seattle Airport Marriott for the March dates, they will be cancelled for you.  We will send out a new room block booking link as soon as we receive it.

We thank you for your patience during this process. If you have any questions about the revised conference dates, feel free to email us at [email protected].

Stay safe and healthy,

Tim Slazinik, WASLA Board President





Conference Program

We are excited to be in SeaTac this year!

Earn 5 LA CES professional development hours at the conference. You won't want to miss the two lively receptions at this, the state’s largest gathering of Landscape Architecture professionals.


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