Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Conference 2024 FAQs

Conference 2024 FAQs

REGISTRATION 

 
Until Jan 31, 2024 Early birdFebruary 1 – 29, 2024 AdvanceMarch 1 – 18, 2024 Late/Onsite
CELA Member$625$675$725
Non-Member$795$825$875
Students$250$350$350
Non -Industry Guest/Spouse$200$200$200
  • President’s Reception
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, and refreshment breaks
  • Awards Dinner and Reception
  • Education sessions presented by experts in the field (unless noted as a separate ticket)
  • Networking with colleagues from around the world
Advance registration ends February 29, 2024
Yes, onsite registration is available. The registration desk [onsite] opens March 20, 2024, at 11:00 am Central Time.
Cancellations made up to and including January 31, 2024, will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations made between February 1, 2024, and February 29, 2024, will be eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations made on or after March 1, 2024, will only be eligible for substitutions. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made on or after March 1, 2024. Please note: All cancellations must be made in writing and submitted to staff@thecela.org. Refunds will be processed within 4-6 weeks of the cancellation date. Substitutions must be made for the same conference and may be subject to additional fees. Please note: All cancellations must be made in writing and submitted to staff@thecela.org. Refunds will be processed within 4-6 weeks of the cancellation date. Substitutions must be made for the same conference and may be subject to additional fees.
Conference registrations can only be cancelled by submitting a request via email to staff@thecela.org Substitutions are encouraged and must be submitted in writing.
Everyone participating (i.e. attending) the annual conference must purchase a registration. You may purchase a guest registration at the cost of $200, which includes meals and entry to the conference. We do not offer one day or per function tickets.
All cancellations and transfers must be made in writing and submitted to staff@thecela.org. Cancellations made up to and including January 31, 2024, will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations made between February 1, 2024, and February 29, 2024, will be eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations made on or after March 1, 2024, will only be eligible for substitutions. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made on or after March 1, 2024.
Students must register using a school issued email address (.edu), to receive the student rate, and be currently enrolled as a student with a valid transcript at the time of the conference. A copy of the Student Transcript will be requested prior to the start of the meeting.
Once you have registered for the conference. Submit a written request to CELA at staff@thecela.org. Please include your accepted abstract number. After confirming and verifying the information, you will receive a letter.

 

VENUE 

The Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza Hotel, 212 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri, USA 63108.
Parking is not included in the room rate. Guests have the option to choose between self-parking at a cost of $35.00 per night or valet parking at a cost of $45.00 per night.

 

SCHEDULE 

March 20-23, 2024, at the Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza St. Louis, MO. The conference will take place in multiple conference venues within the hotel. Meeting space will be marked for attendees.
In addition to the main conference program, attendees can also participate in pre-conference workshops and field excursions for an extra cost.
The conference schedule can be found here.

 

NETWORKING 

Engage in discussions and introduce yourself to other participants during the session and meals. Attending the conference poster sessions that allows you to interact with presenters and learn about their research in a more informal setting. We will also have a Presidents Welcome reception and awards ceremony with cocktail hour that is great for socializing.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS 

A laptop and various cables will be provided in each breakout room. You are not required to bring your laptop (but are more than welcome to), we do ask that you bring a thumb or flash drive with your presentation loaded into it, so that it can be added quickly to the laptop in the room.
Prepare a presentation of no more than 15 minutes (this includes set up time and questions). Each concurrent session block runs one hour and 15 minutes and will have 4 presenters in each block. A moderator will be in each room to make sure presenters stick to their time frame.
Prepare a presentation of no longer than 50 minutes, including Q&A time. Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled session start time (be aware a session may be in the room before your session).
All those attending the conference in person must register. If you are an author on an oral abstract the first author or presenting author must register. If you are on a panel, the first four panelists need to register and attend the conference.
The printed poster should be 24” x 36” portrait orientation.
The Conference Proceedings are the Abstracts of presented papers. In order to be published in the Proceedings, you must attend [the CELA Conference] and present your abstract.

 

OTHER 

The dress code for the conference is business casual.
For questions about payments or registration questions, contact staff@thecela.org or 919-674-4185. For questions about logistics or the event, contact Dawn LeBlanc, The CELA Conference Manager, at conference@thecela.org or 919-459-6103.
Each session that offers CEU credit will be noted on the schedule. You have the opportunity to earn CEUs by signing into each session that denotes it offers credit. No CEU credit is given to poster session attendees.
A portion of your registration dollars will go towards The CELA Global Investiture Fund, in which The CELA will identify and develop practices which positively impact global conditions and align with The CELA organization’s vision and mission.