Distinguished Colleagues and Our Friends in Allied Organizations,
I am very humbled and honored to be the Incoming President of The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Thank you for your support, encouragement, and feedback. It is a great honor to serve.
CELA 2022: Evolving Norms Adapting Scholarship to Disruptive Phenomena
It was really great to see everyone who was able to attend the conference. With the cancellation in 2020 and the successful virtual conference in 2021, it was fantastic and heartwarming to be back face-to-face. I want to acknowledge not only those that were able to attend the conference, a tangible expression of our resilience, but all members of CELA for their perseverance and fortitude through these last two years. Working together we can support each other to advance the profession. We had over 360 in-person attendees with 329 Oral Presentations, 24 Panels, and 24 Posters. There was plenty of camaraderie at our in-person events including the field excursions, pre-conference workshops, and the Awards Ceremony. The new DEI Roundtable debuted this year led by Marc Miller, the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Recruitment, was well attended and very successful.
Thanks go out to Sadik Artunç, outgoing Past President and Chair of the Conference and Events Committee and Taner Özdil, Past Vice President of Research & Creative Scholarship for making this conference a success. Finally, the Board cannot thank IMI Association Executives staff enough for making the conference a success.
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