October 8, 2020
Landscape Designer Conference 2021

The 2021 Landscape Designers Conference is Presented with Recognition of the OALA.
Sessions qualify for OALA Continuing Education Credits.

Registration

Includes access to full-day Landscape Designer Conference sessions and exhibitors. Also includes access to Congress Connect exhibitors, marketplace, new product showcase, Drive LIVE, Hardscape LIVE, Green LIVE and two (2) keynote sessions. Access to platform is for 1 year.

Designers Early Bird Pass (by Dec. 18) - $50
Designers Regular Pass (after Dec. 18) - $75
Designers Student Pass - $25
*Conference Connect Conference is not included and is a separate fee.

Register online

OALA


8:45 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

DESIGNERS AGM

Host: Haig Seferian, CLD, OALA, CSLA, FASLA, Chair, Landscape Design Sector Group

Join your sector peers and learn about what the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association Designer Group is doing on your behalf, and help shape future initiatives and projects.


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

MANAGING FOR PROFIT AND FUN

Speaker: Ron Koudys BLA, MED, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, RLA (MICHIGAN), CLD | Ron Koudys Landscape Architects Inc.

After of 40 years as a landscape architect and over 4000 completed projects, Ron will share his thoughts on how to profitably manage a design practice, reduce stress and have fun doing it.


10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

BREAK


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LANDSCAPING OUR FUTURE

Panelists: Elizabeth Hendriks, VP, Restoration and Regeneration, WWF-Canada (Moderator)
Rob Keen, CEO, Forests Ontario
Stefan Weber, Ecologist, Carolinian Canada; Director, Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance
Dan Werner, Ecologist, Kayanase
Karen May, Landscape Architect, PLANT Architect Inc.


The landscaping industry has evolved in recent years towards integration with ecological principles: garden as habitat and landscaper as activist. Our panelists will discuss the multiple co-benefits of landscape transformations that use native plants in gardens, balconies, rooftops and other green spaces. Topics will include climate resilience, revival of Indigenous traditional knowledge, pollinators, wildlife habitat restoration, food security, ecosystem services, carbon capture, connectivity, and more.


12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING GIVEN YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Panelists:
Haig Seferian CLD, OALA, CSLA, FASLA | Seferian Design Group
Beth Edney CLD CIFD | Designs By The Yard
Paul Brydges, CLD, APALA, ASLA, CNLA, CSLA, OALA, FLP | Brydges Landscape Architecture Inc.
Sean James NPD MG FLP | Sean James Consulting & Design


Panelists have each been invited to share a 10-minute ‘TED Talk’ style presentation to answer the question "If You Could Change One Thing Given Your Experience, What Would It Be?" A panel discussion with questions from the audience will follow the brief presentations.


1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

BREAK


1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR CRIME PREVENTION

Amy Boudreau, B.A., ICPS, SAS-AP®

In this session, Amy Boudreau will teach you how to enhance your existing professional knowledge by harnessing your skill sets to critically think about your traditional landscaping and design practices. Crime Prevention is a tool that is needed and beneficial to all industry types. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity; Amy will teach you how to think like a criminal and apply it to your trade craft in order to “design out crime” and “build in safety”. Whether you work in a residential or commercial space, green industry professionals will learn better ways to do business, how to create a positive brand reputation, and prevent crime at the same time. Amy has taken the most relevant components which yield the highest outcomes and packaged them into 5 Key Objectives. For each objective, Amy will explain the why, give examples, share resources, and deliver a call to action for both individual professionals and business organizations.

Key Objectives:

  • Basic principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Design Phase Key Concepts for Residential/Private Property, Parks & Rec, Commercial Property, Places of Worship, Property Management Groups, High-Rises
  • Re-designing space & reading the environment
  • Design & Maintenance Tips for Robbery, Break-ins, & other Crime Trends
  • Your Brand & Community Partnerships
Amy is an active police officer in Ontario Canada, she is a community liaison for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing, sits on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), and is a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Level 1 instructor.

 


2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

BREAK


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE: WHY TODAY IS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH IN THE HORTICULTURAL PROFESSION

Speakers: Mark Cullen & Ben Cullen | Mark's Choice Ltd

Millennials have picked up the trowel and dedicated themselves to the gardening experience. Then COVID 19 came along and advanced the public interest in gardening by 10 years. What are the opportunities? What are the challenges? how can we make the most hay while the sun shines down on our profession?


Haig SeferianHaig Seferian
 
Ron KoudysRon Koudys
 
Elizabeth HendriksElizabeth Hendriks
 
Rob KeenRob Keen
 
Stefan WeberStefan Weber
 
Dan WernerDan Werner
 
Karen MayKaren May
 
Beth EdneyBeth Edney
 
Paul BrydgesPaul Brydges
 
Amy BoudreauAmy Boudreau
 
Sean JamesSean James
 
Mark & Ben CullenBen Cullen & Mark Cullen
 

Thank you to our Supporting Partners

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Proven Winners

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