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35th Annual Design Symposium

Landscape, Ecology & Culture

Two Day Landscape Exploration

January 17-18, 2024 at Connecticut College, New London, CT
January 17-18, 2024 via Livestream (Virtual Only)
Recording of full program (CT venue) will be available mid-January and viewable for 3 months to all attendees (PA & CT in-person and virtual attendees). 

CEUs available | 12 CEU hours for most types
Anticipated: APLD, CBLP, CT DEEP, ISA, LA CES, NOFA, PLNA, SER - Details and instructions to come.


For hotel accomodations visit the New London Holiday Inn website to book your room by December 20 or call (860) 443-7000. Use Group Rate Group Code: CCA. 

Founded in 1990 by Larry Weaner, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. The symposium series deliberately pushes the envelope, offering in-depth explorations of overlooked and forward-looking topics not presented elsewhere and providing practical, concrete information in lieu of trendy jargon. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!

See NDAL website for full list of speakers and program descriptions for each day.

CEUs available for landscape architects, APLD members, arborists, and NOFA members. 

Registration Fees (in-person and virtual)
$360 Early bird savings until Dec. 12, 2023
$385 After Dec. 12, 2023

Student Rate (with student ID, in-person and virtual)
Students please email info@ndal.org verification of student status

$200 Early bird savings until Dec. 12, 2023
$225 After Dec. 12, 2023

After Early Bird, Register by (Registration extended to the morning of 1/16/24)
Jan. 16, 2024 (In-person)
Jan. 16, 2024 (Virtual)

Student Scholarship –Free Symposium Admission
Students and recent graduates are invited to apply for scholarships granting free admission to the Symposium. Two scholarships will be awarded for the Connecticut College venue (can request in-person or virtual), in honor of Glenn Dreyer, Connecticut College Arboretum Director Emeritus.

Application deadline: December 1, 2023

Recipients notified by: December 8, 2023

To apply, please prepare the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Brief letter (2-3 paragraphs) explaining why you are interested in attending the symposium and how you believe it will inform and enrich your future work.

Apply for a Student Scholarship here 

A partnership of 
New Directions in the American Landscape (developed by Larry Weaner Landscape Associates)
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Connecticut College Arboretum