The 2017 IFLA, CSLA and AAPQ Congress of the World Design Summit will be held in Montréal, Québec, October 16-19, 2017.

The themes of the Congress are:

  • design for participation
  • design for earth
  • design for beauty
  • design for sale?
  • design for transformation
  • design for extremes.

How to get involved?

1. Learn about the Congress of the World Design Summit and the Congress topics in landscape architecture

2. Consult the provisional program of events for landscape architecture

3. Register for the event

4. Book your room at the official IFLA and CSLA Hotel, The Bonaventure Hotel: IFLA Delegates click here - CSLA Members click here

Other hotels are also available:

  • The Holiday Inn Montreal Centre-Ville, 2 min walking to the Congress Venue, Single room 219$ CAN dollars/night – breakfast not included, +1-514-878-9888 / +1-888-878-9888 or by email at reservation@hicvmtl.com
  • Hotel Le Dauphin Downtown Montreal, 4 min walking to the Congress Venue, Single room 172$ CAN dollars/night – breakfast included CODE: SOMMET MONDIAL DU DESIGN  Reservations at 1-888-784-3888 or 514-788-3888 or by email at mtl@hoteldauphin.ca

5. Come back to this site later to purchase tours (an announcement will be made when tours are available for purchase)


Student Participation

IFLA Student Design Competition

The deadline for the Student Design Competition is September 12th, 2017. While the briefs are available in other languages, please note that the definitive versions are in English and French.

To participate in the Student Design Competition, consult the brief (below) and submit the entry form well before the deadline. You will be invoiced for the registration fee once you submit the entry form. To be eligible, your submission fee must be paid before the deadline.

Student Design Competition Brief (in English)

Entry Form for the Student Design Competition

Student Design Competition Brief (in Arabic)

Student Design Competition Brief (in Chinese)

Student Design Competition Brief (in Spanish)

IFLA Student Charrette

A charrette will be held from October 13-15 at the Université de Montréal. The cost of participation in the charrette is $30 CAN. Registration for the charrette will open soon!

News about the Congress of the World Design Summit

Timothy Morton, Nina-Marie Lister and Dirk Sijmons will be keynote speakers for landscape architecture: Learn more...

second call for papers - papers must explore innovative and challenging issues and be submitted by June 4th, 2017: Learn more...

2017 CSLA-AAPQ Planning Committee

Pierre Bouchard (Chair)
Michelle Legault, CSLA Executive Director
Bernard Bigras, AAPQ Executive Director
Isabelle Giasson, AAPQ President
Vincent Asselin, CSLA President

Committee Chairs

Program (scientific) Committee: Paula Meijerink, Ron Williams & Raquel Penalosa
Communications Committee: Wendy Graham
Special Events Committee: Jean Landry
Marketing|Expo Commitee: Michelle Legault & Pierre Bouchard