Leading with Landscape IV: Transforming North Carolina’s Research Triangle Conference

Raleigh, NC

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In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope. In developing these events, TCLF, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Sasaki, is working to excite and inspire constituents, helping them to understand that the ambitions of their region are worthy of critical analysis, evaluation, and broadcasting. Conference attendees include landscape architects and allied practitioners, urban planners and related municipal officials, stewardship advocates, educators, elected officials, and other interested parties.

The conference will kick-off on Thursday evening with a reception at the North Carolina Museum of Art, offering an opportunity to mingle with conference speakers and attendees. Remarks will be made by the acclaimed novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Page Research Professor Emeritus of Literature and Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Duke University. The museum collection spans more than 5,000 years of artistic work, features over forty galleries, in addition to more than a dozen major works in the nation’s largest museum park of fields, woodlands and creeks.

Before the reception attendees have the opportunity (separate registration required) to visit the new installationYou Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences which features immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists that engage the senses, activate the imagination, and expand the definition of art. It takes over an entire Museum floor and spills out into the Park, offering a campus-wide spectacle of contemporary experiential art. The artists in this exhibition create immersive, participatory, responsive, and dynamic works of art, presenting engaging and transforming encounters for the viewer. This viewing is available from 5:00 to 6:00p and tickets can be purchased here.

Available to paid registrants:
6.5 LA CES™ professional development hours
6.5 hours of AIA Learning Units

Schedule of Events:

Thursday Evening, April 12: Opening Reception, North Carolina Museum of Art
Friday, April 13: Leading with Landscape Conference, Auditorium of the James B. Hunt, Jr., Library, North Carolina State University
Saturday and Sunday April 14-15: What’s Out There Weekend, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill


Refund Policy: Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

  • Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
  • Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
  • No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
  • Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five to seven business days to process.