Monday January 8, 2024 | Delta Hotel by Marriott Toronto Airport
A full-day event with lunch and closing reception. An initiative of Landscape Ontario's Landscape Designer Sector Group.
Early Bird Member $175 | Regular Member $225
Early Bird Non-Member $225 | Regular Non-Member $295
Early Bird Student $75 | Regular Student $125
*Early bird pricing ends December 15. 2023
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Landscape Designer Sector Group - AGM
Bob Scarfo taught and practiced landscape architecture in Canada and the United States for 39 years, the last 19 of which were with Washington State University Spokane’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute. He is an Emeritus Professor and registered landscape architect in Washington and Massachusetts. His Landscape Architecture Bachelor and Master’s degrees were earned at UMass, Amherst. His Masters and PhD degrees in Social Geography were earned at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He consults under Land and Life® LLC in Spokane, Washington. Bob’s understanding of emerging global trends enabled him to join, in workshop settings, seemingly diverse, yet mutually-beneficial, professions. His joining of gerontologists and landscape architects, architects, and land planners became Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging (2009; Health Professions Press). More recently, 36 years of work to provide a comfortable approach to teaching and learning landscape design is now realized as Landscape Architecture as Storytelling (Routledge, released December 2022).
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Telling the Story of Therapeutic Gardens through Design
Catherine has been working with persons with a disability for over forty years. Graduating as a Recreation Therapist, she started and directed the first school in Canada teaching children and adults with a disability how to sail. Catherine has worked with several organizations promoting quality of life for persons with a disability. Catherine is also an avid volunteer. She has sat on several boards including serving on the Canadian Standards Association as Chair & committee member with the Universal Design for the Built Environment committee and the Strategic Steering Committee on Community Safety & Well-being. She is currently the Executive Director of Living Better with Parkinson’s – a grassroots organization supporting people living with Parkinson’s Disease in South Georgian Bay.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 am
Accessible landscaping uses the principles of universal design, aiming to make outdoor spaces usable by everyone no matter their needs.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Chip Sullivan is an artist and professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at University of California, Berkeley, who has devoted his career to promoting landscape architecture as an art form. Chip has earned national and international recognition for his expertise in landscape representation as well as innovative energy-conserving design. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
Revealing the Spirit of Place: The Earth Tells Its Stories
Elizabeth Boults is a licensed landscape architect and educator with over 25 years of professional and academic experience. Her areas of focus are landscape history, representation, and site design. She is a SITES (Sustainable Environmental Design) Accredited Professional who maintains a landscape design practice founded on promoting environmental consciousness and ecological narratives. Elizabeth holds a leadership position with the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is a senior lecturer in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at University of California, Davis.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON BREAK OUT SESSIONS
SESSION ONE - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NETWORKING BREAK - 2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
SESSION TWO - 2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Paula Vital is an award-winning mindfulness coach, yoga therapist, speaker and writer dedicated to helping you move from striving to thriving by accessing the power of the present moment. With over 20 years of experience in the field of mindful leadership and health, she is passionate about helping people integrate ease, clarity and wellbeing into all aspects of their life.
Mindfulness for Career Success
Adele Pierre Landscape Architect is acknowledged as a leader in ecologically sound solutions for landscapes. The firm regularly provides training for businesses and landscape professionals in the use of sustainable materials, water conservation and stormwater management through the use of native plantings. As a landscape architect and arborist, Adele Pierre has designed projects requiring sensitivity to the changing requirements of municipalities and conservation authorities. Projects have twice been awarded Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards (2018, 2022). Designs have also been recognized with Kitchener Environmental Awards and Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence.
Permits and their impact on landscaping
With over 30 years in the Horticulture Industry, The Tattooed Gardener is inspiring people from every generation, and sharing his love and passion for all things plants. He is currently the Vice-President for the Etobicoke Horticultural Society; has experience as the Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden, and Curatorial Gardener at the Toronto Zoo; Paul has industry experience in every corner of the industry. From Hybridizing to Garden Design. He has a passion for rare and unusual plants. Join him as he walks down this winding road of Horticulture. With all that in mind... Lets Grow!