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LAEP Speaker Series

LAEP's Speaker Series is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the design of places and systems that shape our world. Anyone interested in how his or her life and career might be enhanced through learning about planning and design will enjoy attending. Students from Art, Graphic Design, Performance Art, Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, and Outdoor Product Development and Design are likely to be enlightened by this series.

Speakers include leaders in design professions who are making a difference. They are encouraged to answer the questions: “How am I, and the work I do, relevant?” The intent is that through these 40- minute talks, speakers will reveal problem-solving approaches in the creative process. Through visual examples of their own work, they share how this is accomplished.

The goal of the LAEP Speaker Series is to make the content of the presentations reveal problem-solving methods and the attitudes that support collaborative behavior. The underlying premise is that these qualities can be taught, and that seeing the results in the practice of designers is very beneficial to students and practitioners.

Joan Nassauer Presenting a Seminar

Spring 2022 Speaker Series Schedule

Lectures take place on select Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Erin Clark

January 24, 2022

Erin Clark

Urban Land Conservancy

Developing (Through) an Equity Lens

Wolfgang WagenerLeslie Erganian

February 25, 2022

Wolfgang Wagener & Leslie Ergnanian

Author & Artist

New West: Lessons from Mid-Century

Allysia Angus

March 25, 2022

Allysia Angus

Bureau of Land Management

Tales from the Field of a 20+ Year Bureau of Land Management Career 

Sean Michael

April 1, 2022

Sean Michael

Utah State University

The Business of Design

Marc Ryan

April 8, 2022

Marc Ryan


Re-Grounding: The Practice of PUBLIC WORK

Billy Fleming

April 15, 2022 | Budge Lecture

Billy Fleming

Ian L. McHarg Center

Green Dreams, or Whatever

Forster Ndubisi presents at Speaker Series

Past Speaker Series Talks

To make Speaker Series acessible to all, the talks are recorded by Utah State's Media Production Department. All talks can be viewed online and previous speakers will be listed below.