Sponsor the Lake Superior Design Retreat

Align your company with this invaluable design retreat, and reach an audience of varied, experienced design professionals who are eager for creative ideas and innovative products. The 2023 Lake Superior Design Retreat will be a virtual experience.

Learn more about the 2023 LSDR sponsorship opportunities here!
Sign up for your sponsorship here!

What is the Lake Superior Design Retreat?
The Lake Superior Design Retreat (LSDR), created by AIA Minnesota, began more than 30 years ago. It is an annual two-day design retreat at the historic Fitger’s Inn in Duluth. It  features six speakers, a group dinner, and a tour, workshop, and/or film. LSDR is an interdisciplinary and rejuvenating event that explores design ideas and creative processes that push boundaries in the worlds of architecture, planning, engineering, literature, craft, dance, music, the fine arts, the environment, and more. Attendees come for its unconventionality, and are delighted by surprising connections between fresh concepts, carefully curated speakers, and curious crowds of old friends and new.

Who attends the Lake Superior Design Retreat?
The Retreat averages 120-150 attendees. Attendees range in discipline and background, and include architects, graphic designers, artists, engineers, and more. Retreat attendees tend to be well-educated design professionals with a natural curiosity and interest in a variety of design concepts.

– 65% are AIA members
– 55% are over 55 years old
– 45% are from St. Paul or Minneapolis
– 18% are from Duluth

View sponsor opportunities and sign up for your sponsorship here!

Contacts: Ann Mayhew or Deanna Christiansen