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2020 Conference News – COVID-19 UPDATE

Fellow ASLA Members, Partners, Sponsors, and Allied Professionals:

Given the current (and escalating) circumstances with COVID-19, we wanted to provide an update on how Central States – FUSE 2020 is postponed but will be moving forward.

First and foremost, the safety and health of our members, guests, sponsors, allied professionals and community is our number one priority. We feel that in the best interest of our communities and in making the effort to do our part we have decided to reschedule the Central States ASLA Conference. We are working through the details of realigning our conference, speakers, accommodations, exhibitors, etc. and hope that everyone will be able to come together to celebrate our profession and the value Central States brings to ASLA.

We are currently working through alternative options and ask for your patience as we make the necessary shifts to ensure everyone’s safety and health is put at the forefront of this event. We will continue to update everyone as we work through the details and hope to have your continued support of this event and understand this decision was not made lightly.

We appreciate your support during this difficult time, and together we will continue to move forward. More information will be coming soon.

If you have any questions, regarding your registration, sponsorship or just, in general, please feel free to reach out!

Thank You,
Central States Planning Committee


For hotel cancellation information please refer to your confirmation email from Omaha Marriott Downtown Hotel.





The theme for the conference is FUSE 2020, and focuses on how landscape architects are part of a collaborative industry fused together with multiple disciplines and trades. Even though we all specify and excel in our differing fields, it is critical to remember that in order to achieve true excellence we must work as a cohesive unit.

The conference will be held at the beautiful Omaha Marriott Downtown Hotel in the heart of the Capitol District in Downtown Omaha. Newly opened in August 2017, this hotel showcases sleek sophisticated and engaging design. The Capitol District connects the Old Market to the events district and links the Riverfront to the downtown business district. The CHI Health Center, TD Ameritrade Park and other entertainment venues are within easy walking distance of the hotel. The Capitol District is a “dynamic destination that provides a fun Omaha experience for residents and visitors.”

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information to come as the date approaches. On behalf of the Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter, we hope to see you in April!


ASLA Central States

The Central States is comprised of SIX individual chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  These chapters come together once a year for camaraderie, learning, advancing the profession and to celebrate their best work.

The six ASLA Central States chapters are ArkansasNebraska-Dakotas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Prairie Gateway and St. Louis. These chapters encompass the eight US states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  The Fifteenth Annual Central States Conference will be hosted by the Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District on April 22-24, 2020.  Read more

Please contact the Central States Conference Coordinator at info@aslacentralstates.org with any questions.



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2019 – St. Louis, MO – CONNECT | past + present + future – April 3-5

  • Speakers Presentations Schedule Awards Sponsors Brochure Photo1 Photo2 Host Committee

2018 – Kansas City, MO – Placemaking Partnerships and the Public Realm – April 11-13

2017 – Des Moines, IA – Livable Communities – April 19-21

2016 – Little Rock, ARUrban Strategies in the Natural State – April 13-15

2015 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Art of Collaboration – April 22-24

2014 – Omaha, NEHealthy Communities:  Designing for Future Generations – April 9-11

2013 – St. Louis, MO – Transformations:  The New Landscape – March 20-22

2012 – Kansas City, MOShaping Community:  Celebrate Collaborate Create – May 2-4

2011 – Des Moines IA  – Landscape Urbanism:  Economics of Healthy Communities – May 4-6

2010 – Oklahoma City, OK – Sustainability:  Redefining Design, Reinforcing Nature – April 22-24

2009 – Omaha, NE  – Boundless Design:  Expanding the Creative Community – May 14-16

2008 – St. Louis, MO  – Moving Targets:  Understanding Our Changing Landscapes – April 21-23

2007 – Kansas City, MO  – Inside the Outside Environment:  Emerging Technologies in Landscape Architecture – April 19-20

  • Speakers Tours Schedule Awards Sponsors Brochure Photos Host Committee

2006 – Des Moines, IA People & Parks:  From the Corner Lot to the Nation’s Playgrounds – May 18-19

  • Speakers Tours Schedule Awards Sponsors Brochure Photos  Host Committee

anybody have any archives to add?  Please contact Stacy Ernst 816.678.2004.