The theme for the 2012 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO is Beyond Boundaries—Design, Leadership & Community .
More than 5,000 landscape architecture professionals from across the country and around the world will gather in Phoenix Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 to enjoy the fellowship of others from the profession and to reconnect with the fundamental elements of design.
Key issues such as practice management, sustainability and stormwater management will be addressed by some of the country’s foremost experts in the field.
Leading the water management programming will be a special general session, “The New Age of Water: Reimagining How We Use Water and How We Think About It.” Award-winning investigative journalist Charles Fishman will deliver a primer on the history and future of water.
From a factory in Vermont with water so clean it is considered poisonous, to villages in India that have no water service at all, Fishman will uncover how the world of water is changing and what the enormous implications are for every person, no matter where they live.
Fishman will speak at 8 a.m. on Sept. 29.
Other water-related topics and more about the conference can be found here .