A’19 MN – The Minnesota Conference on Architecture

November 12-15, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Minneapolis, MN

Complete the A’19 MN Continuing Education Attendance Verification Form

Pre-registration has concluded.

Registration will resume on Tuesday, November 12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. An onsite fee will be assessed for registrations processed onsite ($15 members and $25 non-members).  Arrive prepared with a completed On-Site Registration form and allow 20 minutes for onsite registration. Download the complete registration booklet (PDF) for detailed descriptions of all events and speakers.

Conference highlights

  • 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 music.
  • 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 and sketching workshop.
  • Support the Minnesota Architectural Foundation and buy a chance at a great raffle prize.

When planning your registration, please note the following:

Events that have reached capacity or cancelled:
T1. Resolving Conflicts at Work: The Power of Courageous Conversations
T11. Member Congress & Lunch
T12. Keynote Address: Designing for Change
W15. Ethical Design in the Era of Climate Change
W21. Greening Demolition Projects
W29. Dense, Energy-Efficient, Affordable Housing
W30. Trauma-Informed Design: A Discussion on Environmental and Community Resiliency
W32. Planning Commission Confidential: What to Know When Submitting Land Use Applications
W35. TOUR: Minnehaha Academy: A Historic School Reimagined on the Riverside
TH39. Escaping from K(NO)W
TH41. The Ethics of Exploring Culture and Identity
TH51. Navigating Your Firm’s Culture
TH54. How to Convince Clients to Invest in Sustainability
F60. The Ethics of Diversity
F64. TOUR: Idiosyncratic City: Peculiar Programs in Complex Contexts
F71. Keynote Address: Designing with Intention: How We Might Make Spatial Justice a Reality
F72. TOUR: GOOOOOAL at Allianz Field! Outside, Inside and Underground

Events with a change in the HSW designation:
T7 will not provide HSW credits but has been approved for 1.5 LUs.
TH31 has been approved for 1.5 HSW LU
TH43 will not provide HSW credits but has been approved for 1.5 LUs.
F60 will not provide HSW credits but has been approved for 2.0 

Exhibit Hall 

Tuesday, November 12: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm  
Wednesday, November 13: 11:15 am-2:30 pm & 3:45 pm-6 pm  
Thursday, November 14: 11:30 am-2:00 pm

Showcasing the newest products and services of more than 200 companies, the Exhibit Hall is free and open to the public, as well. 
For information on exhibit booths, sponsorships and to see the floor plan, click on the 2nd blue bar on the top left of this webpage.

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.

Conference hotel

A block of rooms with a special discounted rate of $169 for single and double has been reserved for our Conference attendees at The Hilton Minneapolis and will be available until October 15, 2019.  

The Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
1-888-933-5362 or 612-376-1000
Reference booking code MAI
Booking Link: 

Minneapolis Convention Center parking and directions

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