ILASA conference 2016- Registration now!

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Registration now open!



ILASA Conference Registration only: R2800
ILASA Conference + Wetland Course: R6000
Wetland Course only: R3500
Cocktail event: R250

Students conference only: R1250
Speakers conference only: R2000



  LATE REGISTRATION – Opens 1 July 2016

ILASA Conference Registration only: R3300
ILASA Conference + Wetland Course: R6500
Wetland Course only: R3800
Cocktail event: R250

  Students conference only: R1500
Speaker conference only: R2000




The 2016 ILASA Conference will be held on 29 & 30 September 2016 at the CSIR, Pretoria.

Global conditions and awareness are changing the value people attach to landscape in unprecedented ways. Central to the concept of landscape are visual and spatial dimensions that form the basis of human experiences but also affect ecological functions. In urban and rural areas how we regard and respond to the landscape in our daily activities are altered as we face approaching social and environmental challenges. With these challenges interrelated disciplinary fields are expanding and sharing arenas of interest involving aspects of the landscape such as natural resources, land use and land-cover.

The 2016 ILASA Conference considers the re-interpretation of landscape significance in the spheres of ecosystem benefits; social meaning; global changes; and regeneration. The conference inquiries about how perceptions of landscape are changing in the African context and beyond, and how these manifest in the projects executed in South Africa and other countries.

Join us on Thursday 29 September 2016 for the cocktail event where you can converse with the speakers. network, avoid the afternoon traffic and enjoy some great snacks and entertainment. The cost is R250 per person. We will also be announcing the winner of the student competition.

Further details on the programme content and speakers will be launched soon. Keep an eye out for further marketing on the Conference.



28 Sept & 1 Oct 2016

Having identified the need in a 2015 workshop, the Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa will be hosting a two day wetland course that will coincide with the ILASA Conference 2016. The course, presented by the University of the Free State, in association with Dr Piet-Louis Grundling of the Wetlands Programme, DEA,  will cover the processes driving wetland dynamics, and introduce delegates to various processes and principles that can be used in the construction of wetlands and in the mitigation of degradation and rehabilitation of wetlands. Delegates will be informed of the necessity of strategy and planning, and introduced to relevant policies and legislation. The course will provide exposure to real-life situations and the opportunity for hands-on application of principles in the field.

Course content
The final course content is being developed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • An introduction to wetland ecology and functioning, the objectives of wetland rehabilitation and construction, the legal implications of working with wetlands.
  • Wetland ecosystem drivers: Factors that disrupt wetland drivers, introduction to Wetland soils, Wetland soilshydrology and  ecology Wetland structure & processes: Principles and the effectiveness of landscape modification measures, methods and products,
  • Wetland project management: Monitoring and evaluation principles,
  • Fieldwork will involve visits to case studies covering constructed and rehabilitated sites in and around Pretoria.



Various accommodation options are available within close proximity of the CSIR. Click here



The CSIR ICC is ideally situated on the science and technology hub of Pretoria. It is also easily accessible using the Gautrain. For more information on travel routes to and from the venue visit the CSIR website




Details of sponsorship and exhibition will be sent out soon, please contact the ILASA secretariat should you be interested or any queries.



Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA)

PO Box 868, Ferndale, 2160

011 061 5000



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