APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!
New Directions in Technology: Productivity Tools for Landscape Professionals
Friday, April 25, 2014
9:30am – noon
Edmonds City Hall, Brackett Room
121 5th Ave North, Edmonds, WA 98020
We’ve seen great leaps in digital technology in the past few years. Cloud computing and mobile devices such as smartphones and multi-touch tablets have revolutionized the way we live and work. As landscape professionals, many of us are barely using these powerful devices and their available tools to enhance our careers. We find ourselves shying away from trying new things, and getting the work done by doing the same old thing the same old way.
So leave your fears behind and join us for an eye-opening morning presentation by Portland-based Landscape Designer (and self-proclaimed techno geek) Debra Berger. Debra will introduce us to new and emerging apps to enhance the creativity, productivity, and work flow of the landscape professional. Many of the technologies she’ll share are available at little or no cost, and some are designed to collaborate with your Mac or PC.
Debra is the lead designer and manager at Paradise Restored Landscaping, and is the current Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of APLD. We invited Debra to Seattle based on rave reviews from APLDWA members who were lucky enough to attend one of her workshops in the Portland area.
Debra will give us a short introduction to cloud computing, and then focus on specific Apple and Android compatible tools that are particularly useful for the varied needs and roles of a landscape professional.
Check out this informative talk on April 25th. Not only will you broaden your horizons, but you may also find that your career gets a little boost in the process. Don't forget to bring your business card to enter into our drawing--it could win you a $25 gift certificate applicable toward a future APLDWA program!
The cost for this event is $35 per person for APLDWA members and $60 per person for nonmembers.
Registration is limited to 42 participants. Two CEU credits from WSNLA and APLD.
In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.
From the Board
Four new or renewing members joined during our past membership drive. Welcome (back).
Advocating for our right to practice as Landscape Designers is one of the most critical (and yet almost invisible) services APLD provides for both its members and non-members.
The dedicated members of our Advocacy Committee have been actively involved in a process with Washington State Department of Licensing and ASLA as they define what services a Landscape Architect can provide, and by inference, what we as Landscape Designers can provide. They have and continue to go to bat for us. Next time you see Lisa Port, APLD, Christie Coxley or Naomi Goodman please thank them for their vital work on our behalf.
International Design Conference -- Drawing for Free Registration
Always wanted to go to Conference, but thought you couldn't afford it? We will be giving away two stipends for full-conference registration fee (approximately $1000-1500 fee). The Conference will be in November in Orlando this year. Stay tuned for details.
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