November 11-14, 2014
Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, Minneapolis, MN

Give yourself extra travel time to get to the Convention on Tuesday. We are planning a great event (in spite of the snow!) Travel Safely.

Celebrating the 80th annual Convention & Exposition, we invite you to Access Excellence through engaging programs and keynote presentations. Explore the free Exhibit Hall packed with products, services, activities, and information.

We welcome the Construction History Society of America (CHSA) to this year’s convention, as they join AIA Minnesota for their fourth biennial American conference.

Each year we consistently attract 2,000+ attendees, offering exceptional programs and providing opportunities to network with state-of-the-art exhibiting companies. Minnesota architects and building industry professionals attend the annual Convention and Expo to learn about trends and new technologies in building products and earn continuing education credits by attending seminars. With more than 200 exhibiting companies and more than 50 seminars, this is the single largest annual event in Minnesota for architects.

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Who Attends?

Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Landscape Architects, Manufacturers, Interior Designers, and more

Attendee Registration

Pre-registration has ended.  Registration will resume on November 11, 2014 at the Convention Center.  Please note a processing fee will be assessed ($15 members and $25 non-members).
Download the complete registration booklet.
Download Minneapolis Convention Center directions and parking instructions.
The following seminars have reached capacity:
Event 2 – Code Compliant Metal Wall Panel Systems: From Cavity to Finish
Event 7 – Lean Project Delivery: Cutting the Clutter for Better Outcomes
Event 12 – Eye Opener: Child Window Safety Impacts Housing Design
Event 13 – Eye Opener: Daylighting with Electrochromatics
Event 14 – Eye Opener: Carbon Fiber Grid Reinforced Enclosures
Event 19 – Legacy Design and Detail
Event 21 – Managing BIM Technologies: Lessons Learned from the BBC
Event 22 – Residential Zoning Sausage: How it Gets Made
Event 35 – Eye Opener: Continuous Insulation and Beyond
Event 36 – Eye Opener: Demonstrating Equivalent Fire Performance
Event 37 – Eye Opener: Glass – Select the Option for Your Project
Event 38 – Engaging the Next Generation of Architects
Event 47 – Basilica Landmark – A Preservation Case Study
Event 56 – Accessibility Code Update
Event 57 – Ethics and Professionalism Through the Lens of Literature
Event 61 – Ethics and Professionalism Through the Lens of Literature
Event 66 – State Capitol Tour – CANCELLED

Convention Hotel

The Hilton Minneapolis is the AIA Minnesota Convention hotel.
1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55403

$129 single/double through October 12- check the hotel for availability after that date
1-888-933-5363 or 612-376-1000 (Code AMC)
Online reservations