LDI at the Australian Landscape Conference
Theme: Beyond the Boundaries of Landscape Design
17-20 March, 2023
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Registrations Close 12 March
LDI Members discount
Mentor an Early Career Professional
LDI Drinks Friday night
LDI at the ALC
Garden Tours – Selling Fast
LDI Walk 'n Talk at the Cactus Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens
This year the international delegate of speakers will expand on the urgent reality of the environment and ecological challenges facing the profession and society at large. An important topic for us all to discuss and bring back to our practices.
LDI highly recommends taking the time out of your practice and home life to learn, be inspired and connect with fellow members of our exciting industry. This year’s theme is an important topic and one which is at LDI’s core values – Encourage environmentally sound practices, particularly the long-term survival and sustainability of the environment (LDI Code of Ethics).
“My experience is that when people come together to hear about, share and experience truly outstanding landscapes, creativity and inspiration abounds so we can better respond to the challenges and opportunities of our time.“ Fleur Flanery, ALC Conference owner and Director of Outlandish Ventures.
Plus LDI Members are offered a 10% discount.
LDI members are eligible to receive a discount on the registration price and the opportunity to book into the Garden Tours (17 March). To obtain the 10% discount, you’ll need to enter the Discount Code when registering (the code is available via your Members Login, visit Professional Development page. The registration form also asks for your LDI membership number.
We'd love you to join us for a casual catch-up to discuss and digest the days garden tour events over a drink or two. Bring your friends and anyone is welcome, also come along if you didn't go on a garden tour or part of the conference.
Please join us at the Boatbuilders Yard South Wharf from 5:45pm 17/3/23.
(Note: food and drinks at your own cost.)
Twenty two lucky students and early career professionals in landscape architecture, architecture, garden design, horticulture or an associated industry have received sponsorship to attend the conference.
Recipients have also been offered the opportunity to be mentored by a Member of the Landscape Design Institute (LDI) during the conference. This is an informal form of mentoring, it could be chat at the ALC drinks in the lobby on Saturday evening, during breaks or sitting together during the lectures.
To meet up with some of the recipients of the Early Career grants during the conference please contact Paul Stein at email@example.com or visit our stand in the conference hall.
Our senior designer members have so much knowledge to share and you never know how much you may help someone.
The ALC have kindly offered to help promote LDI, via flyers, a short visual presentation and we will have a stand in the hall. We will invite members of the landscape design industry to get to meet us and join our community. Please come and say hi and bring any friends who aren’t members, the more the merrier and the more funding we have the more services we can provide you!
More about the conference…
Fleur has assembled extraordinary speakers from around the globe, all gathered in one room across one long weekend: individuals who are leaders in their field, who have developed a vision for their landscape design work, honed across a distinguished career.
Here is just a sample of the program on the first day of the conference:
- Professor Kongjian Yu, Turenscape, China - Healing the Built Environment – Sponge cities and Nature Based Solutions (Photo below left)
- Claude Cormier, Claude Cormier et al. Canada - Serious Fun
- Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter - The Garden: a Paradise of Biodiversity (Photo below right)
- Luciano Giubbilei, Italy and UK - Atmosphere, emotion and light in the Garden
The sheer breadth, depth and variety of the work of these professionals will make ALC2023 a truly inspirational and challenging forum of talks, discussions and interactions. Not just between the speakers on the stage, but we hope between speakers and delegates in the audience, too.
In addition to the conference on the weekend, treat yourself to a garden tour on the Friday prior. You can choose between ‘Outstanding City Gardens’ or ‘Extraordinary Coastal Gardens’. Click to find out more: Australian-Landscape-Conference-2023-Registration.pdf (outlandishventures.au) Be quick because there aren’t many tickets left.
4pm Thursday 16th March
If you can travel to Melbourne on Thursday, please join us for a walk around the Cactus Gardens in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
4pm at the Tecoma Gate (formerly C Gate) entrance. Opposite Guilfoyle's Volcano.
We hope to see you there, it’s going to be a very exciting long weekend!
Contact me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President & Membership Director