THURSDAY - APRIL 25, 2019

1:00 – 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TOURS (3 PDH)

CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE

Part 1 1:00 - 1:50 PM - Meet with Todd Richardson, Co-Director/Founder Crosstown Arts, who will kick off the tour. He will share background and evolution of the Crosstown Concourse project. Porsche Stevens, Community Relations Coordinator for Crosstown Arts will lead a tour of the facilities.

https://crosstownconcourse.com/about/

https://crosstownarts.org/about/concourse-opening-day/

Part 2 2:00 - 2:50 - Visit with staff of the Church Health Center, key tenant of Crosstown Concourse. Learn about CHC’s wellness services, including nutrition education, their interest in community gardens, and their partnership with Crosstown School. A tour of Church Health Center’s teaching kitchen will follow.

https://churchhealth.org/commissary/

Part 3 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tour exterior site and learn about original design concept, sustainability goals. Wrap up at the new community garden with comment from Ryan Graycheck, landscape designer with Big Green (founder Kimball Musk) that provides learning gardens for schools, and from Lissa Thompson/ Ritchie Smith. RSA is coordinating the community garden design for Church Health Center.

EDGE DISTRICT/MEDICAL DISTRICT

Take a tour of the Memphis Medical District and receive a walking-tour update of the in-depth presentation about the Memphis Medical District given three years ago by Tommy Pacello. Since then, road diets and agile streetscape improvements have painted (literally) the Medical District and the Edge neighborhood has had several new projects break ground that will increase living and retail opportunities within the Memphis Medical District.

More information coming soon!

Led by Tommy Pacello - President, Memphis Medical District Collaborative

5:00 – 5:30 pm conference registration

HALLORAN CENTRE LOBBY

Please visit the Conference Registration table at the lobby entrance of the Halloran Centre to receive your conference packet and nametag. Registration is also available Friday morning prior to the Welcome Remarks.

5:00 – 6:00 pm welcome reception & sponsor expo

HALLORAN CENTRE LOBBY AND LOUNGE

6:00 PM DINNER

HALLORAN CENTRE RECEPTION HALL

6:15 – 8:00 pM DINNER kEYNOTE (1 PDH) & AWARDS PRESENTATION

HALLORAN CENTRE RECEPTION HALL

6:15 – 7:00 PM - REIMAGINING THE MEMPHIS RIVERFRONT

Carol Coletta, President of Memphis River Parks Partnership

7:00 – 8:00 PM - AWARDS PRESENTATION

Join TNASLA in celebrating our profession during the 2019 TNASLA Award Presentation, while the best projects across the state are recognized and the annual Olmsted Award is awarded.


FRIDAY - APRIL 26, 2019

7:00 – 7:55 AM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

HALLORAN CENTRE LOBBY

Please visit the Conference Registration table at the lobby entrance of the Halloran Centre to receive your conference packet and nametag. Registration is also available on Thursday evening prior to the Welcome Reception.

8:00 – 8:15 AM WELCOME REMARKS

Session Information Coming Soon

8:15 – 9:15  AM BREAKFAST KEYNOTE - 1 PDH

GROWING THE PROFESSION “DESIGNING FOR DIVERSITY + DIVERSITY IN DESIGN”

SPEAKER: KONA GRAY, FASLA, PLA - Principal EDSA, Inc.

Our world is changing dramatically.  Half of the global population lives in rural or urban areas, and the demographic makeup of towns and cities is rapidly changing.  Traditional models of planning and development have not accounted for the needs of all residents.  The presentation will discuss the importance of fostering diversity in design towards growing the profession of landscape architecture.  Ultimately, as landscape architects, we have a tremendous opportunity to shape the environment to benefit everyone.

9:20 – 10:15 Session ONE - 1 PDH (CONCURRENT SESSIONS)

SESSION A - COMMUNITY DEVELOMPENT CORPORATIONS - Connecting Economic Development & Place

SPEAKERS: ROSHUN AUSTIN, Director - The Works | SETH HARKINS, Director Alcy Ball CDC | JARED MYERS, Director - The Heights CDC

Learn more about how hard working non-profits and community development corporations are providing increased access to opportunity, wealth-building, and holistic community development in cities and communities

SESSION B - STRAWBERRY PLAINS AUDUBON CENTER

Session Information Coming Soon

SPEAKER: Mitch Robinson – Conservation Education Manager, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

10:15 – 11:00 AM  Break & Expo with Sponsors

VISIT WITH OUR SPONSORS!

Visit with our sponsors in the exposition space to meet product representatives and learn about exciting, new products!

TNASLA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING - BOARD ROOM

The TNASLA Executive Committee Meeting is open to TNASLA general membership. The Executive Committee welcomes attendees to provide feedback and recommendations for the TNASLA Chapter.

11:00 – 11:50 AM Session TWO - 1 pdh

WOLF RIVER GREENWAY - MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

SPEAKERS: BOB WENNER - Director of Real Estate/Greenway Project Manager, Wolf River Conservancy | DANIEL ASHWORTH, ASLA, PLA, AICP - Alta Planning + Design | WARREN GOODSON, PE - W.H. Porter Consultants | RITCHIE SMITH, ASLA, PLA - Ritchie Smith Associates

The pieces of a continuous 36-mile-long Wolf River Greenway are quickly falling into place, ultimately connecting downtown Memphis on the Mississippi River to Collierville on the east. Newly completed sections offer surprising recreational experiences and scenic beauty, accessible to an increasing percentage of the community. The panel will discuss benefits, opportunities, and challenges of design and implementation of this expansive amenity.

PART A

Bob Wenner and Daniel Ashworth will discuss plans for the sections privately funded by the Wolf River Conservancy and contracted with Alta to design. 

PART B

Warren Goodson and Ritchie Smith will discuss plans for the publicly funded sections contracted by the City of Memphis that fill in the gaps.

12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch Keynote - 1 PDH

SESSION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

SPEAKER: THOMAS WOLTZ - Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

1:15 – 2:00 PM  Break & Expo with Sponsors

VISIT WITH OUR SPONSORS!

Visit with our sponsors in the exposition space to meet product representatives and learn about exciting, new products!

2:00 – 2:50 PM Session THREE - 1 pdh

DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS COMMISSION - MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

SPEAKER: JENNIFER OSWALT President - Downtown Memphis Commission

2:55 – 3:45 PM Session FOUR - 1 PDH

TENNESSEE PROJECT PANEL - MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

Panelists from West, Middle, and East TN

3:50 – 4:50 Session FIVE - 1 PDH

SESSION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

SPEAKER: THOMAS WOLTZ Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

5:00 Expo Sponsor Raffle & Closing Remarks