LABash is an annual student run Landscape Architecture conference. The conference consists of guest speakers, workshops, design charettes, expos, and social events. It was first founded by three Landscape Architecture students from the University of Guelph. The conference began as a road trip for the three students to various universities in North America with Landscape Architecture programs to meet, share, and exchange knowledge and skills with other students, faculty, and professionals. The first official LABash conference was hosted at the University of Guelph in 1970. It has since become a tradition for the conference to be held at a different university each year where current students, professionals, and alumni can come together to celebrate and learn about the profession.
In 2013, the University of Georgia ® will host LABash – Southern Comfort.