84th Annual Convention & Product Exposition:  November 11-14, 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 11: 4 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday, November 12: 11:15 am – 2:30 pm & 3:45 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, November 13: 11:30 am – 2 pm

BOOTH RATES:
Booth Size:   Before Sept. 1 / After Sept. 1
10’x10′ single inside booth $1175 / $1225
10’x10′ single corner booth   $1225 / $1275
10’x20′ double inside booth $2245 / $2295
10’x20′ corner & inside booth   $2300 / $2350
10’x20′ double corner booth $2350 / $2400
Island 20’x20′ (4 corner booths)  $4550 / $4600

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.

SOME NEW EXHIBIT HALL HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2017:
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.

EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE:
Tuesday
: We will launch the opening of the Exhibit Hall with a great Opening Night Party featuring a Craft Beer Crawl & Live Music. Join in the fun with your own keg of craft beer and participate with us! Step outside your booth and mingle with us!

Wednesday:
We will have two Exhibit Hall sessions, one midday and one late afternoon, where we will feature  hors d’oeuvres throughout the Exhibit Hall. Join us by sponsoring food or beverages, host at your booth or throughout the hall.

Thursday: Your last day to promote your products or services, engage with attendees and connect with your best leads.

We have lots of sponsorship opportunities this year for extra exposure and further engagement. More details to come.

HOTEL ROOMS:
We have a block of rooms on hold for attendees and exhibitors 
Check back for more information.

INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A CONVENTION PROGRAM?  Deadline is May 15, 2017.
The AIA Minnesota Convention Programs Committee invites you to submit a program proposal.  Call For Proposals_2017

  • Program content cannot be product or service specific. All presentation material must be non-proprietary.
  • Your program does not have to already be approved for AIA credit, it will be resubmitted for credit by AIA Minnesota for the Convention presentation.
  • Transform your one-hour program into something more likely to be selected: Show application, make sure your presentation talks about process. Focus on the “how” more than the “what”, partner with an architect who has used your product or system to present a case study, put a team of 3 or 4 people together to present pieces of information according to their expertise on the subject.