2021 NDAL Annual Symposium

Save the date for our virtual…

32nd Annual Landscape Design Symposium

The 2021 Landscape Design Symposium, going virtual this year, will explore how ecology, culture, and design can be incorporated into real-world contemporary practice. 

Cosponsored by:
New Directions in the American Landscape
Morris Arboretum of the University of PA
Connecticut College Arboretum

January 21, 22, 28, 29, 2021 | Time TBA

Featured topics include:

  • Examples of collaboration between horticulture, restoration, and landscape architecture
  • Ideas to incorporate plant community analysis into design
  • Strategies to implement indigenous research methods alongside Western scientific research methods
Registration opens in early November

CEUs are available (ASLA-LACES, APLD, ISA, NOFA)

Stay tuned for information about our 2021 Symposium scholarships!


The NDAL Conference continues to be the highlight of my winter – it’s the tangible beginning of the landscape season charging us with enthusiasm and expanding the breadth of our knowledge base!
– 2020 Annual Symposium attendee

Information from our 31st Annual Symposium (2020):

View the Symposium brochure

View the Symposium agenda

CEUs available for landscape architects, landscape designers, arborists, horticulturists, and ecological restoration practitioners.

View the PA Symposium CEU Summary Sheet (updated 12/4/19)

View the CT Symposium CEU Summary Sheet (updated 12/5/19)

Student/Emerging Professional Scholarship:
Darrell Morrison Scholarship – PA location
Glenn Dreyer Scholarship – CT location
Stay tuned for information about our 2021 Symposium scholarships!

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2020 Symposium attendees in Bryn Mawr, PA at the reception after Day 1 programming.

2020 Speaker Lineup

Stephen Enloe (CT Symposium only)
Associate Professor
Agronomy Department and Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, University of Florida
Jason Ferrell (PA Symposium only)
Professor & Director
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, University of Florida
Jesse Forrester
Landscape Architect
Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects
Michael Gaige
Independent Consulting Ecologist
Grace Herman
Landscape Architect
Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects
Abra Lee
2019-2020 Longwood Fellow
Owner, Conquer the Soil
William Bryant Logan
Founder & President
Urban Arborists, Inc.
Matt Partain
Grounds Superintendent
Glenstone Museum
Anne Lacouture Penniman
Founder, President, & Principal Landscape Architect
Anne Penniman Associates
Michael Piantedosi
Director of Conservation
Native Plant Trust
Przemek Walczak
Horticulturist
Chanticleer
Larry Weaner
Founder & Principal
Larry Weaner Landscape Associates & New Directions in the American Landscape

Click here for highlights from our 30th Annual Symposium in January 2019.

“I wouldn’t change a thing. The scope and knowledge of the speakers was impressive.”
– 2020 Annual Symposium Attendee

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