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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CLICK ON THE PROSPECTUS COVER IMAGE
TO THE LEFT
FOR EXHIBIT HALL
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

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.


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. 

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.