AILA’s events portfolio provides a chance for members to engage, learn, network and gain valuable CPD points. Events are run by AILA nationally and locally throughout the year. Other industry events of interest to our members are listed here as well.

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AILA National Events

2020 Festival of Landscape Architecture: Spectacle and Collapse
15 - 18 October 2020 |Perth

More and more of our society is drawn to experience and understand the world around us as spectacle – consumable and pleasurable, dramatic and superficial, speculative and temporary; image obsessed. At the same time, we are threatened with the collapse of ecosystems, critical to the survival and vitality of communities and cultures. Yet acting on this threat requires depth of systems thinking and practice and an appreciation of prolonged time, large scales and broad context.  Landscape architects are skilled in these modes of thought and practice – how can we better move between image making and contextual reality?  Is our focus on spectacle obscuring our vision and reducing our capacity to act in response to collapse?

As landscape architects, can we position ourselves to negotiate with and re-imagine a world at risk of collapse, to see through the spectacle and work beyond its limits?

  • Exploring Landscapes of Spectacle - Under the influence of globalisation, digitalisation, increasing mobility and social expectations, people are drawn to a perpetual search for new experiences: Instagram Landscapes; Wild Landscapes; and Future Landscapes.
  • Exploring Landscapes of Collapse - To understand, relinquish, restore, and reinvent are paramount to Landscape Architectural research and design process in order to explore new social, economic, cultural and ecological frameworks; Landscapes are regenerated to suit local demand, abandoned landscapes are reclaimed and connections to local systems are reinvented. 

Lock in your annual leave for a trip to Perth for a full program including industry tours, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a two days of conferencing featuring renowned international and Australian landscape architects and some great networking opportunities. 

More details to be released in 2020.  Contact for any questions in the meantime. 

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Recorded AILA Events

Video recordings of various AILA CPD events around the country are available to view online and may count towards your annual CPD requirements.  Recordings include local seminars, online courses and past Festival of Landscape Architecture sessions.

Recordings are free for AILA members to view - you will need to sign in to your Member Profile for access.  Videos are available for non-members to view at the cost of $20.00 including GST per recording.

Click here to see the suite of videos available.

Industry Events

Join the Australian Urban Design Awards celebration

Join the Australian Urban Design Awards celebration The winners and commended projects in the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards will be revealed at a special event in Melbourne on 30 October, along with the prestigious keynote address. The 2019 keynote will be delivered by Marijn Schenk, one of the founders of Netherlands-based Next Architects, a highly regarded international practice that works on research and design projects in the fields of urban planning, architecture, interior and infrastructure.

Tickets are on sale now:

Marijn Schenk (NEXT architects) speaks about an architecture that connects. Inter-disciplinary, collaborations and looking at the bigger picture are the key words when it comes to the strength of the Dutch design approach. The keynote presentation “Connected: Architecture of Mobility” is about an architecture that connects, combines, collects, interacts and supports; it is an architecture defined by what it does and not by what it is.

September 21st – 22nd
Perth, WA

The Australian Institute of Horticulture’s, ‘Horticulture and Humanity ’ conference will explore how human activities can affect positive changes in our climate, the environment, food and agricultural systems.
John Rayner, Assoc. Prof. and Director of Urban Horticulture at The University of Melbourne commented “It is important that the AIH is presenting this conference topic. It recognises that horticulture is not just cosmetic but is a functional profession to help with cooling cities”. 
The challenges that come with changing climate and evolving ecosystems present opportunities for innovation and problem solving by ornamental and production horticulturists. Conference speakers will outline practical and innovative ways that industry professionals and other interested people, can contribute to minimise, and ameliorate the impacts of human activities.  

Topics are being presented by in one main forum, followed by break-out sessions and panel discussions and include:

Reversing the decline in urban tree cover
The daily dose of Biophilia
Mining rehabilitation
Canopy cover and in WA’s local government areas
Successful rooftop gardens and green walls in WA’s climate 
The future of food growing with new farming technologies
Food security in the 21st Century Australia
New perspectives on re-vegetation with local area natives
How can Horticulturists help moderate human effects on our planet?
Tucker Bush and Bindi Bindi Dreaming – a new partnership linking traditional foods.

The conference is being opened by a Welcome to Country by Professor Simon Forrest. 

The 59th AIH Awards & Gala Dinner, to be held on September 21st , will be hosted this year by Logie award winner, Costa Georgiadis. 

On Sunday 22nd a bus tour of the Perth horticultural wonders has been organised to top off a wonderful 4 days of learning and camaraderie.

Therapeutic Horticulture Australia will be running a two-day conference ‘Better Together’ September 19th and 20th, prior to Australian Institute of Horticulture conference. AIH and THA will share the same venue, Aloft Hotel in Belmont. This is worth considering when making your plans.

For more information and to book on-line for the conference, dinner and bus tour
If you require assistance, please phone 02 8001 6198 and leave a message. 

Conference Accommodation Special Offer at the Aloft Hotel Perth
$205 AUD per night includes buffet breakfast for 1 guest – Book Now.
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