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Annual Conference, AGM & Showcase of Products

Many things happened in the year 1964 

1.    The Beatles break almost every billboard chart record in the book and appear on the Ed Sullivan Show twice in one month
2.    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize
3.    G.I. Joe was developed as an action figure 
4.    The world’s first high speed rail network opens in Japan
5.    Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed into law by President Johnson 
6.    First Ford Mustang is manufactured
7.     Buffalo Wings were invented in Buffalo, New York
8.    And Elizabeth Taylor finally marries Richard Burton

And here in British Columbia, a very smart group of individuals established a society dedicated to the health of the public, the well-being of our environment and the overall enjoyment of our community began.  We will celebrate that anniversary of that inauguration, with our friends and all the landscape architecture community of British Columbia on April 20, 2024 at the beautiful Vancouver Marriott Downtown Pinnacle Hotel.

60th Anniversary Celebration - Diamonds in Design: Celebrating 60 Years of Landscape Architecture in BC
    Volunteers have curated a terrific program filled with celebrations and surprises. We anticipate that approximately 200 delegates, speakers and exhibitors will gather for this premier celebration event for landscape architects and allied design professionals in BC.


    April 20, 2024 Schedule

    • 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm      Event Registration
    • 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm      Showcase of Products and Services
    • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm      Where Do We Fit In? Landscape Architecture Practice Across the Globe (Hybrid Webinar) 
    • 2:30 pm to 2:40 pm      Clive Justice Book Awards for Newly Licensed Landscape Architects
    • 2:40 pm to 3:30 pm       AGM Registration (online and in person)
    • 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm      2024 Annual General Meeting (hybrid)
    • 5:30 pm to 5:40 pm      BCSLA Awards of Excellence
    • 5:40 pm  to 8:30 pm     BCSLA 60th Anniversary Reception & Showcase (in person)
      ​​​​​Diamonds in Design: Celebrating 60 Years of Landscape Architecture in BC

    You must log in to your BCSLA account to register for any of the events listed below -

    Diamonds in Design: Celebrating 60 Years of Landscape Architecture in BC

    As we mark six decades of excellence in landscape architecture, we're pulling out all the stops for a night of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable moments. Step into our diamond-themed wonderland, where shimmering silver decor sets the stage for an evening of opulence and excitement. Strike a pose in a fabulous photo booth, capture stunning moments in an immersive 360-degree video booth, and indulge in delectable food. We're thrilled to announce that we'll have a top-notch DJ spinning tunes that will keep you grooving all night long. Join us for the BC Society of Landscape Architect’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Event following the 2024 Annual General Meeting. Secure your place now and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime, wear your favourite bling, silver and/or ‘60s denim!

    Showcase of Products and Services & Program Support

    We are fortunate to see so many returning exhibitors - thank you. We are also proud to welcome several new companies and product lines. BCSLA Showcase Exhibitors and Sponsors enjoy the informal atmosphere to increase their company profile and remind our design professionals about quality services, new and innovative products, and leading-edge technology that can be used by landscape architects in their offices and projects.

    Suppliers of products and services can raise their profile by sponsoring a unique program component.  We have opportunities to support the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Video, Raise the First Glass Celebration, a 360 Video Program and Photo Booth, entertainment sponsor and more! 

    Follow the link below for complete details.


    Speaker: Zach Druga, Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)

    Join Zach as he speaks about landscape architecture practice issues globally and in North America, drawing from the Global Job Task Analysis with the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).  Zach will highlight collaborative efforts in the US to define practice scope in legislation and discuss ICOR's work on regulating overlapping practices in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and surveying.

    Annual General Meeting (Hybrid)
    The 2024 AGM will be held virtually and in person on April 20, 2024 at 3:30 pm PT. In -Person Sign-in 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PT.  Join us in person at the Vancouver Marriott Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.  Online registration will open soon. The hard copy of the 2024 AGM Information Package was circulated via Canada Post on March 20, 2024

    2024 BC Land Summit
    Join us for our 2024 conference the interdisciplinary 2024 BC Land Summit - Collaborations & Connections - from May 8 - 10, 2024, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC.  As a founding Member of the BC Land Summit Society the BCSLA foregoes our annual conference and collaborates with the five professional land use organizations to share ideas and solutions. Held every five years, the BC Land Summit is the premier collaborative conference providing interdisciplinary networking, education, professional development, and training opportunities for professional practitioners in fields related to land and land-use in British Columbia and beyond.

      Following a review of the 2022 BCSLA Post Conference Survey results BCSLA volunteers have reviewed all of the comments and did their utmost to incorporate many of the observations into the planning of this great conference.  

      Passion, Challenge, Change 
      Download the 2023 Conference Program

      Follow the links below to view the recordings:

      • Nature In Practice Landscape Architects Creating A Better Future For All, Dr. Colleen Mercer Clarke
      • Reconciling People And Places: Landscape Architecture And Ipcas, Eli Enns
      • 2023 BCSLA and the Professional Governance Act Webinar  (One CE credit for the recorded session)

      KEYNOTE – Dr. Colleen Mercer Clarke
      Nature In Practice Landscape Architects Creating A Better Future For All


      KEYNOTE - Eli Enns
      Reconciling People And Places: Landscape Architecture And Ipcas (Indigenous Protected And Conserved Areas)


      2023 BCSLA and the Professional Governance Act Webinar


      Annual General Meeting (AGM)
      The 2023 AGM was held  on May 13, 2023 at the Paradox Vancouver Hotel. The 2023 AGM served to review: directors and committee reports 2022 financial statements, to appoint auditors/accountants for 2023, to elect directors and officers to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and other business, as required.   

      2023 AGM Reports_Updated_April_18_2023

      2022 Audited Financial Statement

      2023 Zoom Instructions & Virtual AGM Rules of Order

      Showcase of Products & Services and Program Support
      Thanks to the exhibitors and delegates who made the Showcase of Products and Services a big success.  The exhibitors showcased their latest products and services to the delight of delegates.  Congratulations to Scott Murdoch, MBCSLA who won the Showcase of Products Challenge.  He was provided with $1,000 in Visa gift certificates and a complimentry registration for the 2024 BC Land Summit ($550 value).

      The BC Land Summit will be held in Nanaimo, BC from May 8-10, 2024.  Held every five years, the BC Land Summit is the premier collaborative conference providing interdisciplinary education, professional development, training and networking opportunities for professional practitioners in fields related to land and land-use in British Columbia.

      Archive AGM Reports (PDF)



      2020 - No Meeting











      Click to view background photo & credits
      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