Speaking Engagements

Scott Cohen’s Landscape Design and Build Seminars, Training, and Speaking Engagements

Hire Scott Cohen to speak at your next industry show. Cohen’s outgoing personality and comfortable speaking style entertain attendees as he shares knowledge collected over 25 years of work experience.

A 3 time Masters Of Design Award winner, Scott has also been featured on Home and Garden Television’s (HGTV) Landscaper’s Challenge, Designing for the Sexes, and Get Out, Way Out! Scott’s designs are also regularly showcased in numerous local and national print media, such as Pool and Spa News, Architectural West, Hearth and Home, and Signature Pools and Outdoors.

Seminar fees range from $2,500-$,4,500 up to three hours plus travel expenses Ask about professional discounts for multiple seminars at the same show.

Available Seminars:

  • Candid Contractor; Lessons Learned from a CSLB Expert Witness
    Because I’ve witnessed so many bad practices over the years — and frankly, because they don’t seem to become any less frequent with time — I’ve decided to share my observations of common problems in this seminar. The most common problems are covered in my Candid Contractor book.
  • 50 Shades of Green
    Garden artisan Scott Cohen shares his top 50 water and energy conservation tips for turning your client’s backyard into a green scene.
  • The Outdoor Room Boom
    Learn all about the latest trends in creating outdoor rooms in your own backyard. Cohen walks you through the design and construction process of the outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining areas, proper concrete patio sizing and “wayfinding” from place to place. This seminar covers information from Scott Cohen’s Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook and Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits.
  • Patio / Outdoor Kitchen Design and Construction
    Discover the best techniques for placing outdoor kitchens and patios, taking into consideration entertaining needs and lifestyle. Learn the best materials for flooring and outdoor kitchen countertops. Buy Patio Covers, Pergolas, and Pavilions for more photos and information about this topic.
  • Outdoor Kitchen Design and Build (basic and advanced versions)
    Find out how the addition of an outdoor kitchen adds value to a home, and learn step-by-step how to design and build the ultimate outdoor kitchen using poured-in-place concrete countertops, embedded colored glass chips, and fiber optic lighting. Detailed information can be found in Scott Cohen’s Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook.
  • Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Feature Design & Construction Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are one of the hottest trends in outdoor living. Find out whether a fireplace, fire pit, or fire hearth is best for any given project, and step-by-step construction tips. Buy Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits to learn even more.
  • High End Swimming Pool and Spa Design & Construction
    Scott Cohen is one of the leading design trend setters in swimming pool design. Learn how to incorporate vanishing edges, slot overflows, sheer descents, popup fountains, Baja shelves, and more. This seminar is best given along with the gorgeous Poolscapes coffee table book of 25 amazing pools.
  • The Backyard Battle of the Sexes: Outdoor Design For Couples
    As any landscape designer (or any other residential contractor, for that matter) knows, there can be big differences between what men and women want out of a home improvement project. Scott Cohen has many years of experience navigating the delicate balance between husband and wife when it comes to outdoor design and construction. Laugh and learn how to bring harmony to the outdoors!
  • Landscape Lighting
    Find out why landscape lighting is one of the hottest trends in landscape design and construction

Feedback From A Few Of Scott’s Seminars:

  • “After attending Scott Cohen’s classes and purchasing his eight books, I made a decision to add landscaping features as part of the pool design. After hiring a landscape designer and along with Mr. Cohen’s ideas, AAA Pools of Fredricksburg, VA had a huge rise in sales. Thank you again sir. Our sales have increased an additional $960,000 / year!” – Richard Shaver, CPO, CBP
  • “Scott presented good sales and construction ideas. The new innovations that were discussed as well as how to speak to prospective buyers was helpful.”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed course. Fantastic speaker.”
  • “Scott was a very charismatic speaker that kept the content very light while also making it very informative. He is a real pros pro “
  • “Scott had good handouts and impressive designs.”
  • “Scott is knowledgeable about his subject and is a good speaker.”
  • “I would like to thank you for having the opportunity to attend your great seminar at World of Concrete in Las Vegas earlier this month. I really did enjoy it and have learned a lot. Thanks again.”
  • “Enjoyed seeing how to do things right, and also what not to do”
  • “Scott made a 1.5 hour session feel like 30 minutes”
  • “Did a very comprehensive job talking through content”
  • “Best conference I’ve attended”
  • “Brilliant and personable”
  • “He’s very charismatic”
  • “Applicable to today’s client’s request”
  • “Great info – good speaker- enjoyable class environment”
  • “Very detailed”
  • “Entertaining – actual experience”
  • “Great guy/funny as well”
  • “Good info balanced w/entertainment to keep folks interested”
  • “Pleasant & knowledgeable, obviously talented & creative”
  • “Construction details & job stage photos gave design concepts, safety awareness and installation variety of applications”
  • “Love all the pictures. Easily followed and kept it entertaining. Great suggestions”
  • “Good overview of the design basics”
  • “Scott showed dozens of beautiful pictures & explained why & how he built them”
  • “Speaker was great at keeping info interesting while delivering extremely useful & technical information”
  • “Scott is very polished, composed, and professional.”
  • “Great presentation style with unique perspective and excellent design.”