83rd Annual Convention & Product Exposition:  November 14-17, 2017 

Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D: 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Bringing together more than 2,000 architects and building industry professionals, the annual AIA Minnesota Convention & Expo showcases the latest innovative design and construction industry products and services. Here is your annual opportunity to showcase your product or service to AIA-member architects and related decision making partners,coming together for exceptional programs and to seek out new products and services. As one of the larger regional AIA Conventions, you will join 250 other exhibitors coming to be a part of this annual event.

If this is your target audience, you should be exhibiting here! 

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:
Tuesday, November 14: 4 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday, November 15: 11:15 am – 2:30 pm & 3:45 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, November 16: 11:30 am – 2 pm

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DETAILS, BOOTH RATES,
SPONSORSHIP &
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES,
AND MORE.


THIS IS ALSO THE LINK TO THE
REGISTRATION PAGE.

2016 exhibitors will have first right to reserve a booth. After that, booth reservations will be open to all and reserved on a first come basis, assigned according to the date the orders are received.

For more information,contact Pam Nelson

NEW HIGHLIGHTS & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Expo Education Programs: Host a program at your booth! Present a 15 minute Expo Education Program during exhibit hall hours. This is not a sales pitch or product demo but a way to showcase the latest technologies and/or applications. Attendees who visit 4 coordinated quarter hour sessions earn 1 learning unit hour. All presentations must be submitted for approval and to get on the schedule. More info to come.

Lead Retrieval: We are offering lead retrieval for exhibitors this year so that you can capture as many leads as possible from your exhibit hall experience. More info to be included in the service kit that you will receive by email after you register for a booth.

Wifi Sponsorship: Be the company that everyone will see when they log in to the wifi. More info to come.

Residential Program Track Sponsors: We will have a total of 4 programs in the Residential Architecture category that we will promote as a track. Be one of 4 sponsors (maximum) for this group of programs. Your company will be listed in the marketing materials as we promote the track of programs. You will have your company logo with the group of track sponsors on the screen at the start of each program. You will have the opportunity to host one program (randomly assigned), greet attendees as they enter, have promotional materials available, and have an opportunity to give a 2-minute introduction to promote your company & invite attendees to visit your exhibit booth. Cost is $500 per sponsor.

Healthcare Program Track Sponsors: 
We will have a total of 6 programs in the Healthcare category that we will promote as a track. Be one of up to 4 sponsors for this group of programs. Your company will be listed in the marketing materials as we promote the track of programs. You will have your company logo with the group of track sponsors on the screen at the start of each program. You will have the opportunity to attend the program, greet attendees as they enter, have promotional materials available, and have an opportunity at one of the programs (randomly assigned) to give a 2-minute introduction to promote your company & invite attendees to visit your exhibit booth. Cost is $500 per sponsor.

Diversity & Inclusion Track Sponsors: We will have a total of 3 programs in the Diversity & Inclusion category that we will promote as a track. Be one of 3 sponsors for this group of programs. Your company will be listed in the marketing materials as we promote the track of programs. You will have your company logo with the group of track sponsors on the screen at the start of each program. You will have the opportunity to attend the program, greet attendees as they enter, have promotional materials available, and have an opportunity at one of the programs (randomly assigned) to give a 2-minute introduction to promote your company & invite attendees to visit your exhibit booth. Cost is $500 per sponsor.

Historic Architecture & Preservation/Restoration Track Sponsors: We will have a total of 6 programs in the Preservation/Restoration category that we will promote as a track. Be one of up to 4 sponsors for this group of programs. Your company will be listed in the marketing materials as we promote the track of programs. Your  company logo will be with the group of track sponsors on the screen at the start of each program. You will have the opportunity to attend the program, greet attendees as they enter, have promotional materials available, and have an opportunity at one of the programs (randomly assigned) to give a 2-minute introduction to promote your company & invite attendees to visit your exhibit booth. Cost is $500 per sponsor.

Sponsorship Opportunity: Women in Architecture Networking Breakfast with Leading Minnesota Women Architects: Sponsor this event of approximately 100 women architects on Friday morning from 8am-10am. Attendees will break into small group discussions, moderated by women leading the profession. Be one of up to 4 sponsors for this event. Your company will be listed in the marketing materials, your logo with be on the screen at the event, you can join in (2 company representatives) and network, greet, offer promotional materials and invite attendees to visit your exhibit booth. Cost is $1000 per sponsor.

 Tour Sponsors: Gillette Children’s Hospital, MN State Capitol, Target Field: We have 3 tours planned during Convention week. You have the opportunity to be a single tour sponsor. You can greet tour attendees, come along & mingle with attendees on the tour, have signage as tour sponsor, and share promotional materials. Your choice of tours include: Gillette Children’s Hospital on Thursday, Nov 16 at 2pm; Sustainable Target Field on Wednesday, Nov 15 at 2pm; Minnesota State Capitol on Friday, Nov 17 at 2:15pm. Cost is $ 500 per tour sponsor.

 

HOTEL ROOMS:
We have a block of rooms on hold for attendees and exhibitors at the Hilton Minneapolis. 1001 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Call 612-376-1000 before Oct 23, 2017 for our group rate of $149/night.