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

In order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our members, partners, and their loved ones, the AIA Minnesota board of directors and staff team have decided that the A’21 MN conference will be a fully virtual event. Rising COVID delta variant cases, a lack of vaccine availability for children under age 12, and the unpredictability of state and local regulation on indoor public events throughout this crisis were all factors in this decision.

A’21 MN will still be a powerful event filled with inspiring and educational programming. Prominent keynote speakers and experts from across the country will join us to share their knowledge on the issues impacting your practice today.

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 virtual and 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. If your proposal is selected, the final scheduling decision will be made by the selection committee and AIA Minnesota staff. 

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.