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Demonstrate your support of landscape architecture licensure

Sponsor the 2024 CLARB Annual Meeting and Licensure Summit

New for 2024! The CLARB Annual Meeting will take place immediately following the ASLA + CLARB Licensure Summit, a collaboration between ASLA and CLARB that brings together chapters and licensure boards to strategize, share insights and collectively shape the future of landscape architecture licensure. 

Both events will take place in the same location, and many attendees will participate in the full week of programming.

Sponsorships are available for both events at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo in Buffalo, New York from September 16-21, 2024.

Week at-a-glance

Monday, September 16 - Saturday, September 21, 2024

Monday - Wednesday

Empowering Opportunity Summit

Landscape Architecture Licensure Summit
September 16-18, 2024
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Primary audience:
ASLA chapter leadership
ASLA advocacy chairs
Licensure board executives, staff and appointed members

Wednesday afternoon

Continuing Ed/Member-specific Sessions

and

CLARB Annual Meeting Welcome Reception

September 18, 2024
Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, New York

Primary audience:
Landscape architects
ASLA chapter leadership
ASLA advocacy chairs
Licensure board executives, staff and appointed members

Thursday-Saturday

Annual Meeting

CLARB Annual Meeting
September 19-21, 2024
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Primary audience:
Licensure board executives, staff and appointed members

Landscape architects (Day One)
ASLA chapter leadership (Day One)
ASLA advocacy chairs (Day One)


Buffalo

ASLA + CLARB Licensure Summit

Monday, September 16 - Wednesday, September 18
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Co-hosted by CLARB and ASLA, this event is designed to unite ASLA chapters and landscape architectural licensure boards from across the United States and Canada.

The summit’s theme, "Empowering Opportunity," is about enhancing standards, empowering stakeholders and educating others in order to shape the future of landscape architecture licensure. Topics include:

  • Defending Licensure in a Deregulation Era
  • Enlisting Champions: Strategic Volunteer Recruitment
  • Understanding the CLARB Uniform Standard and Messaging Workshop
  • Diverse Routes, One Destination: Paving the Way for Inclusive Licensure
  • Navigating Legal Landscapes: Best Practices for Statutory and Regulatory Changes 

Empowering Opportunity Summit

Why attend? 
  • Enhancing standards: Adoption and implementation of the CLARB Uniform Standard breaks down barriers to licensure. The Uniform Standard aims to make licensure more equitable and accessible, creating new opportunities for a diverse and inclusive community of professionals.
  • Empowering stakeholders: By working together, ASLA Chapters and CLARB Member Boards can drive essential policy changes, like the Uniform Standard, that improve landscape architecture licensure.
  • Educating others: Your participation is crucial in defending and shaping landscape architecture regulation for the future. Be a part of the conversation that will set the stage for a more inclusive, accessible and dynamic licensure system.
Benefits 
  • Collaborative decision-making: Forge connections, share insights, and engage in meaningful discussions to collectively implement licensure policy changes.  
  • Implementing change: Understand the CLARB Uniform Standard and strategize how to take these changes back to your state or province.    
  • Networking and education: Build relationships with like-minded professionals and leaders passionate about advancing landscape architecture licensure.

Join ASLA chapters and CLARB Member Boards as we strategize, share insights and collectively shape the future of landscape architecture licensure.


Wednesday afternoon

MBE Session

Wednesday, September 18
1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo

CLARB Member Board Executives and Staff are invited to participate in an afternoon of idea sharing and collaboration. Topics include:

  • Behind the Scenes Politically
  • Best Practices for Working for the State
  • Innovative Outreach by Boards and Chapters

Continuing Education

Wednesday, September 18
1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Licensed Landscape Architects can earn 3 one-hour professional development units.

More details coming soon.


Buffalo

CLARB Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 19 - Saturday, September 21
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

At this year’s CLARB Annual Meeting, we’re turning "Opportunity into Action" by taking proactive steps to capitalize on emerging opportunities within landscape architecture regulation. The comprehensive agenda features a wide array of topics that align with the responsibilities and challenges facing the future of regulation in our field, including:

  • Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Practice and Regulation
  • Exploring Specialty Credentials: Enhancing Public Health, Safety and Welfare Beyond Licensure
  • Future of Landscape Architecture Education
  • Impacts of STEM Designation for Landscape Architecture: What’s Next?

Additionally, CLARB Members will have the opportunity to provide input on these high-impact projects:

  • ICOR Practice Overlap – Weigh in on an approach to provide guidance to regulatory boards on overlapping practice between landscape architects, architects, engineers, surveyors and interior designers.
  • CLARB Bylaws review – Provide input on potential approaches for improving CLARB governance structure and processes to ensure effective leadership for the future.

Interactive sessions, networking breaks and working lunches provide ample opportunities for active engagement and knowledge sharing among regulators from across the United States, Canada and beyond.

Registration for the Annual Meeting also includes access to the Welcome Reception that takes place the evening of Wednesday, September 18.

Don’t miss the 2024 CLARB Annual Meeting as we turn “Opportunity into Action.”

Annual Meeting


2024 Annual Meeting sponsorship

Named Welcome Reception

$9,750

Named Keynote Speaker
$9,750
Named Lounge
$5,000
Lunch$4,500+
Exhibit table* + full registration
$3,500
Intentional Meeting Swag
$3,500
Mobile App
$3,500
Lanyards
$3,250
Refreshment Break $1,800
Plenary Session$1,500
A/V Support$1,450
WiFi$1,250
General Sponsor$1,000+
Recycling Recognition$750

Terms and conditions

Supporting Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors must agree to and abide by the program’s terms and conditions. 

  • CLARB reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any Supporting Partner and further reserves the right to reject any application for any reason. 
  • Submission of the application to become a Supporting Partner and payment of the annual fees constitute agreement to these terms and conditions. Fees are nonrefundable.
  • Payment of fees must be received within 30 days of receipt of a completed application. 
  • Fees and benefits are subject to change without notice.
  • All benefits are valid only during the annual term. Activation of some benefits may require action by the Supporting Partner prior to a publicized deadline.
  • The Supporting Partner must designate the individual(s) to receive complimentary subscriptions to CLARB emails. The subscriptions must be assigned to employee(s) of the Supporting Partner.
  • Content for CLARB’s e-newsletter is solicited from Supporting Partners to highlight their successful client case studies, new initiatives, white papers and unique research that may be of interest to current and future landscape architects. Submission must meet CLARB guidelines and is subject to CLARB review and approval.




*Exhibitors

Exhibitor move-in:

Wednesday, September 18
2:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit space hours: 

Thursday, September 19
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 20
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please see the Annual Meeting schedule for details on networking breaks and session times.

Exhibitor move-out:

Friday, September 20
by 6:30 p.m.

Shipping and receiving information (PDF)

Please contact Rachael Luu for questions related to shipping/receiving. 

Outbound mailing:

Exhibitors are responsible for transferring any outbound packages to the hotel front desk. All outgoing packages must be labeled, and exhibitors should contact the carrier to arrange pickup.

Meeting participation
Exhibitors are invited to attend all meeting sessions, including reception(s) and meal(s).

Payment 
Sponsorship payment balance must be paid in full by September 18, 2024. Exhibit space reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. 

Please purchase online or make checks payable to CLARB. 

For payment-related questions, please contact Dorothy Ludwig.  

Space assignment
Preference of space assignment will be given in the order in which applications are received and level of support. Exhibitors wishing to avoid assignment of space adjacent to a particular company should indicate that on their application. Careful consideration will be given to such requests. CLARB reserves the right to alter the exhibit floorplan at any time. 

Cancellation policy
Cancellations received in writing on or before September 6, 2024 will be subject to a 50% administrative fee. No refund is possible for cancellations received after September 6, 2024.

 


Plan your trip

Welcome to Buffalo-Niagara 

What kind of place is Buffalo, NY? It’s fun, historical, delicious, outdoorsy, sports-loving, diverse, and creative. It’s home to remarkable art and music and architecture. And did we mention it’s an easy, welcoming, and affordable place to visit? If this sounds unexpectedly great, that’s because that’s exactly what Buffalo is.

Bootstrapping locals, millennial entrepreneurs and recently resettled immigrants have refreshed Buffalo like a cool Lake Erie breeze. They’ve transformed once-neglected architectural landmarks into tourist attractions and hotels, turned a formerly industrial waterfront into a haven for kayaking, grain silo zip lining and rock climbing; splashed colorful murals on buildings across the city and infused a regional cuisine previously known only for deep fried drumsticks and flats with flavors from around the world.

Learn more at Visit Buffalo Niagara.

 

 

Explore the city’s architecture, neighborhoods, festivals, foods and more with this time-lapse video that captures the best of Buffalo. 

Venue & lodging 

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center 
Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, United States, 14202 
+1 716-856-1234 

The hotel offers impressive downtown Buffalo and Lake Erie views, and its convenient location puts you in walking distance to the waterfront, KeyBank Center and Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. 

Rates

CLARB has secured discounted rates for the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early for the best selection and price. 

Daily room rate: $165

Travel 

  • Air: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) 

  • Shuttle/rideshare/taxi: Available to/from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (about $21-40 one way) 

  • Greyhound: located five blocks from the hotel 

  • Amtrak: located 10 blocks from the hotel at Exchange Street depot 

  • Metro Rail: The train stays above and beneath Main Street, and travels from University at Buffalo South Campus to First Niagra Center. Metro Rail provides complimentary above ground service from the hotel directly to the First Niagara Center.


Looking ahead

Future Annual Meeting locations

2025: Region 2 

2026: Region 3 

2027: Region 4 

2028: Region 5 

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Reserve your sponsorship now

Align your brand with landscape architecture licensure. Join us in Buffalo-Niagara for a week of networking alongside professionals, experts and thought leaders in landscape architecture regulation. CLARB’s Board of Directors and staff team look forward to welcoming you to Buffalo, New York!

Please contact Alyssa Torrance at ATorrance@clarb.org or 703-949-9474 with any questions.