Our theme for 2018 is Engaged Communities, Engaged Design. With this as our charge, we will focus the MN Chapter towards gathering, advocating for, and fostering a new perspective and approach to our design processes. In an era of short attention spans and tech zombies; of highly-polarized opinions, and little patience for ideas or people that differ from our own - how might we, as landscape architects, shape our design approaches differently to more deeply engage the communities we work with, striving to create stronger, in-depth, engaged designs that not only elevate the profession, but more importantly connect, heal, and elevate the communities they exist within?