2012 Conference is THIS WEEK!

It’s not too late to register online!
Full or partial on-site conference registration is also available.  Free parking for all conference registrants.

Dynamic speakers from two hemispheres!

Couldn’t you use 13.5 Professional Development Hours?
The conference committee will register your credits with the LA CES.

Well, you could us an iPad, right?
Thursday participants who visit all exhibitors will be eligible to win an ipad!

Everything is up-to-date in Kansas City!
KC is the only US city in Frommer’s Top Ten Destinations for 2012!
Downtown KC made Forbes list of America’s Best Downtowns in 2011!

Speaker change:
Skip Graffam of Olin has been called to appear before the National Mall Competition organizers on Wednesday night.

Taking his place is Richard Roark, LEED AP, also of Olin.
Richard joined OLIN in 2001. He has managed some of the studio’s most complex projects, such as the new U.S. Embassy in London and Dilworth Plaza in Philadelphia. Richard is a leader of OLIN’s Green Infrastructure practice, and played an integral role in the award-winning entry for the Living City Design Competition – a long-term green infrastructure master plan for two underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods.

When speaking of the competition, Richard states, “To achieve a truly equitable society, the expression of our cities should be rooted in the human experience and our relationship to the earth. I believe landscape architects are at the forefront of understanding the built environment as a medium that relates between the nature of the human condition and that greater nature we aspire to know.” Richard is also an active participant in public design advocacy and has been recognized as an outstanding volunteer by Philadelphia’s Community Design Collaborative.

Please share feedback about past Central States conferences:  Others would love to hear your experiences!