A’21 MN – The Minnesota Conference on Architecture
A Hybrid Conference

Based on the feedback we received from the A’20 MN conference, which was entirely virtual, we have decided to host a hybrid conference in 2021. Two days of the conference will be virtual (Wednesday, October 27, and Wednesday, November 3) and two days will be in person at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Wednesday and Thursday, November 10 and 11).

Exhibitors and Sponsors

We are creating new opportunities for you to participate in A’21 MN. We appreciate your support for AIA Minnesota and we want to help you promote your products & services to our members. We will have both virtual and in-person sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities. Watch for details to come.

Who attends?

Architects and architectural designers, interior designers, landscape architects, engineers, planners, contractors, manufacturers, and other design professionals.

A’21 MN Call for Program Proposals

Visit Call for Proposals

The selection committee seeks proposals on a wide variety of topics for all building types including, but not limited to, Practice; Design; Sustainable, Resilient, Regenerative Design; Equity in the Built Environment; Materials & Systems; Technology; Preservation; Rural Design; Urban Design; Equity in the Profession; the Future of the Profession; and Ethics.

Scheduling. Within the program proposal form, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preference for presentation at either a virtual or an in-person day of the conference. If your proposal is selected, the final scheduling decision will be made by the selection committee and AIA Minnesota staff. In an effort to minimize the climate impact of this conference,  we will be scheduling programs with out-of-town speakers on virtual days as much as possible.

All proposals must include the following:
Program description
Learning objectives
Program format
Intended audience
Preferred program length
Preference for hybrid or in-person delivery

Non-proprietary content
Please note that program content cannot be product or service specific. All presentation material must be non-proprietary.

Questions? Contact Deanna Christiansen.