Celebrating the 82nd annual Convention & Exposition—we invite you to join us!

November 8-11, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Convention details and registration

Convention Registration Booklet (PDF)
Registration Pages Only from the booklet (PDF)
Pre-registration has concluded.  Registration will resume on November 8 at the Convention Center at which time an administrative fee will be assessed ($15 members and $25 non-members).

FREE Exhibit Hall

Showcasing the newest products and services of more than 200 companies, the Exhibit Hall is free for everyone.  Bring a friend!
Tuesday, November 8: 4 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday, November 9: 11:15 am – 2:30 pm & 3:45 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, November 10: 11:30 am – 2 pm

This is the single largest annual event in Minnesota for architects!

Each year we consistently attract 2,000+ attendees, offer exceptional programs, and provide opportunities to network with friends, colleagues, and 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. Enjoy 240 exhibiting companies and more than 50 seminars.

  • Attend and be a part of the conversation to help shape the future direction of this Convention and the profession—WHAT COULD WE BE?
  • Explore the free Exhibit Hall packed with products, services, activities, and information. Be a part of the opening night party on Tuesday with craft beer options and live Bluegrass music from The High 48s.
  • Attend the lectures, panels, keynotes, and workshops that have been designed to meet our members’ continuing education needs. Sign up for one of the add-on tours – new this year!
  • Support the Minnesota Architectural Foundation and buy a chance at a great chair and bid on silent auction items.

Who attends?

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

Students! Student Full-Registration rate is only $25 for all four days.
Student Day is Thursday! Programs of particular interest to students have been scheduled on Student Day. A Marvin Windows sponsored shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from Rapson Hall and the Convention Center throughout the day.

Media! Media is invited to attend FREE.

Minneapolis Convention Center parking and directions

Click here for parking instructions and directions to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Convention hotel

A block of rooms with a special discounted rate has been reserved for our Convention attendees at The Hilton Minneapolis. This block of rooms will be released to the general public on October 12. Make your reservations now.

The Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
$135 single/double through October 12
1-888-933-5362 or 612-376-1000 Code ARC
Make your reservation online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/aia16