Conferences & Symposia

From the Olmsted Network’s annual conference to design symposia and more, these in-person events offer the chance to explore the opportunities and challenges of Olmsted landscapes.

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September 13, 2024
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Conference Pre-Trip: A Visit to Stonegate Farm and Frederic Church’s Olana 

Limited to 30 lucky participants, this pre-trip offers intimate visits to two grand Hudson Valley Estates, culminating in a cocktail reception on Olana’s Piazza. We’ll start with lunch at Stonegate Farm, owned and managed by award winning photographer, Matthew Benson, author of The Photographic Garden: Mastering the Art of Digital Garden Photography and Growing Beautiful Food.   Stonegate […]

Hudson, NY
September 14 – 15, 2024
All Day

2024 Annual Conference— Landscapes of Renewal: Olmsted, Vaux and Downing

The Olmsted Network’s 2024 Annual Conference will focus on treasured landscapes in the Hudson Valley. Please join us in New York on September 14 and/or September 15 as we explore Downing Park in Newburgh and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie.   Conference ticket options:  2 Day Ticket ($300 early bird until July 31)  Saturday Only Ticket ($175 […]

Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
September 14, 2024
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Pride of the Hudson Dinner Cruise

We’ll close out the first day of our conference with a cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands aboard the Pride of the Hudson. We’ll enjoy an Italian buffet with wine and beer and relax with conference attendees, locals, family and friends on this private cruise at sunset.  Travel Tips: 

Hudson River Adventures
Newburgh, NY
September 22, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2024 Olmsted Network Awards Dinner

Help us celebrate our 2024 award winners! We’ll gather at Vassar’s famed Alumnae House, which is celebrating its 100th birthday, for aperitifs on the terrace followed by a seated dinner and a presentation of Olmsted champions around the country. The dinner will be catered by celebrated Main Course Cuisine, featuring Hudson Valley wines and local […]

Vassar Alumnae House
Poughkeepsie, NY

2023 Conference Videos

Watch all the panel discussions and individual presentations from last year's conference in Milwaukee, WI, on YouTube.

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2023 Sponsors

The late Richard H. Driehaus; Wisconsin Preservation Fund; Washington Park Media Center; J. Jeffers & Co.; Amaranth Bakery; and Elizabeth Meyer.