Submission Process & Selection Criteria
Evaluation and Selection
The PA-DE ASLA 2020 Conference Planning Committee will review and evaluate submissions using the following criteria:
- Content and themes are clearly articulated and well developed, and presenters are knowledgeable, qualified subject matter experts
- Content and themes are relevant to the profession and practice of Landscape Architecture
- Learning objectives are stated clearly and are relevant to Landscape Architecture
- Content and themes are timely and applicable
- Subject matter is appealing and innovative
- Feasibility of obtaining LA CES or AICP credit for proposed session
- Subject matter meets Health, Safety, & Wellness (HSW) criteria
PA-DE ASLA will apply for LA CES and/or AICP credit for all accepted session presentations. Sessions must be planned in response to the learning needs of target audiences and include clear and concise written statements of learning objectives/outcomes. Per LA CES criteria, a minimum of three learning objectives/outcomes are required for each session. Learning objectives/outcomes are written statements of what the learner is expected to accomplish as a result of the session. They should be action oriented.
Examples of Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
- Determine the major functions and components of a green roof.
- Identify the factors that influence costs.
- Utilize an integrated design process in your project for maximum benefit.
August 1, 2019 (or before) – Open Call for Presentations
Friday, August 30, 2019 – Close Call for Presentations
Friday, September 13, 2019 – Email Notification Sent to Proposers
Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Educational Sessions at 2020 PA-DE ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture
Policies Governing Accepted Proposals
- The lead presenter will serve as the prime point of contact for PA-DE ASLA staff and is responsible for coordinating with all other presenters involved in a session.
- All presenters must be included in the original proposal. Once approved, speakers may not be changed and not additional speakers may be added without PA-DE ASLA approval.
- Submissions promoting specific product brands or companies will not be considered.
- All presentations must have a visual component that may be projected for session attendees to view. (Examples: PowerPoint slide shows, photos, graphs, charts, videos, etc.)
- Selected presenters may be asked to provide additional information for continuing education approval, if necessary.
- PA-DE ASLA reserves the right to edit any submitted materials for promotional purposes.
- PA-DE ASLA reserves the right to cancel a session at any given time.
- PA-DE ASLA reserves the right to combine similar sessions, change titles and descriptions, or add/change speakers as necessary. You will be notified if there are any changes and given the opportunity to modify your presentation accordingly.
- Sessions may be scheduled at any time on Friday, April 17, 2020 or Saturday, April 18, 2020, and speakers must be available to present on either day.
- Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration for the day of their presentation. PA-DE ASLA will not reimburse travel or per diem expenses. No honoraria will be awarded.
Questions? Contact the PA-DE ASLA administrative office at 717-441-6041 or PADEChapterASLA@gmail.com.