Lake Superior Sponsors



Red Lake Sponsors

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Specialty Sponsors


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 2021 Lake Superior Design Retreat will be a virtual experience.

Learn more about the 2021 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 traditionally features six speakers, a group dinner, a tour, and often a 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

Sponsorship Levels

Lake Superior — $1,000

 – Verbal and slide recognition of sponsorship at the Retreat
– Two-minute video (provided by Sponsor) played at beginning of Retreat.
– Logo on website home page and sponsor page
– 50-word description (provided by Sponsor) on website sponsor page
– Logo in promotional emails leading up to the Retreat.
– Four promotional social media posts on AIA Minnesota Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts.
– One complimentary event registration. ($100 value.)

Bonus benefit! Sponsor at the Lake Superior level, and receive a bonus benefit of a website ad in AIA Minnesota’s new digital magazine ENTER (to be plugged in on a space-available basis), a $495 value.

Red Lake — $500

– Verbal and slide recognition of sponsorship at the Retreat.
– Logo on website sponsor page.
– Logo in promotional emails leading up to the Retreat.
– Two promotional social media posts on AIA Minnesota Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts.
– One complimentary event registration. ($100 value.)

Mille Lacs — $250

– Verbal and slide recognition of sponsorship at Retreat.
– Logo on website sponsor page.
– Logo in promotional emails leading up to the Retreat.
-One promotional social media post on AIA Minnesota’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account.

Learn more about the 2021 LSDR sponsorship opportunities here!
Sign up for your sponsorship here!


Contacts: Ann Mayhew or Deanna Christiansen