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2018 BCSLA Annual Conference, Showcase & AGM


Through a landscape design lens, invited key speakers will frame the conference theme. The 2018 BCSLA Annual Conference, Showcase of Products and Services & AGM will be held from May 10-12, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott Parq Vancouver.  More than 350 landscape architects, emerging professionals, academics and experts will come together for a diverse range of educational sessions, exhibitions, panel discussions, tours and networking opportunities. Discover new products and services that will be on Showcase by our suppliers. Expect a terrific conference where delegates can share ideas, and projects that go beyond our expectations and, provide fabulous information that will celebrate the profession.


Download the Preliminary Program here.

Register here: https://goo.gl/8yqByG to pay online or download the Registration Form to pay by cheque. Early Bird rates end April 10, 2018.

Keep an eye on this space for more details as the program evolves.


2018 BCSLA SHOWCASE OF PRODUCTS & SERVICES - Exhibitor Booth and Sponsor Information Kit

The Showcase is almost full - book now!  Raise your compnay profile and support a conference program!


Conference Accommodation

There are several conferences scheduled for the Lower Mainland for early May and hotels will be busy.  BCSLA has secured two hotel guest room blocks at reduced rates for conference delegates.  Book your hotel room by April 10, 2018 or sooner.  Group rates are subject to availability

Nestled between Vancouver's Yaletown and Gastown, Parq Vancouver is a uniquely vertical multi-tower design that occupies a boutique-scale footprint, creating a seamless connection to BC Place and downtown’s energetic entertainment district.   The venue is built to LEED Gold Standards . The JW Parq Vancouver  is almost sold out. Quote "BC Society of Landscape Architects" at time of reservation.

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel. Situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium,  Rogers Arena, Robson Street and many of downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money. Individual reservations may be made by: emailing Mohamed Walaf, Reservations Manager at mohamed@georgiancourt.com and quote "BC Society of Landscape Architects" at time of reservation


Other hotel accommodations are close by, to name just a few:  Hampton Inn and Suites, Hotel BluRosedale CondominiumsYWCA Hotel, Westin Grand and more.


Thank You & Giving Back

The BC Society of Landscape Architects is pleased to recognize the contributions of the many participating presenters at the 2018 BCSLA Conference while giving back to the community. In lieu of traditional presenter gifts, we will make a donation on their collective behalf to a non-profit organization that reflects the values of the BCSLA and our Members.   This year we are pleased to report that the Stanley Park Ecology Society has been selected by the BCSLA Conference Program team.

The Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.

Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins