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The registration fee covers the two-day program, Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast. Lodging is extra. The optional Saturday tour is an additional $35 per person and includes a soup and sandwich buffet lunch and transportation. The optional shoe-making workshop is an additional $25 charge per person and includes a soup and sandwich buffet lunch. Others may sign up for the soup and sandwich buffet lunch for an additional $20 per person.

$220 Regular Registration

$110 Spouse/Significant Other (limit one per each Regular Registration, please)

$100 Children over 12 years

$100 Students

$35 pp Tour (includes lunch, bus, and tour)

$25 pp Workshop (includes lunch, instruction and materials)

$20 pp Saturday lunch (soup and sandwich buffet)

Children 12* and older are welcome to register and attend the entire design retreat weekend. Children under 12 years old are invited to join us for meals (see Additional Meal Costs). 
*Please respect our request to refrain from bringing children under 12 years of age into the auditorium during retreat lectures.

Additional Meal Costs

Contact Deanna Christiansen to order Friday dinner and/or Saturday breakfast for guests not registered for the Retreat:
Friday dinner: $40 per person
Saturday breakfast: $15 per person

Friday Evening Dessa Performance

$20 tickets (includes copy of Dessa’s new CD Chime, released on 2/23/18)

Following the LSDR dinner at SOUND, the venue will open their doors to the public for a performance by Dessa with special guest MONAKR. Tickets will be reserved for LSDR attendees to purchase through January 29. If interested, indicate the number of tickets you’d like to purchase on your registration form and a private link to SOUND’s box office will be sent to you via separate email. Transportation back to Fitger’s following the performance is on your own.

Dinner Saturday Evening

Our event officially concludes at 6:30 pm Saturday evening. Are you interested in joining a group of other attendees and speakers for Saturday dinner? We have reserved a private room at The Boat Club for those interested to dine that evening. All costs for your food and drink will be your responsibility. If this is something you would like to do, please indicate when you register how many seats you’d like to reserve. Deadline: February 12.


We have reserved rooms at Fitger’s Inn at a special rate if booked by February 12. Mention “AIA Minnesota Lake Superior Design Retreat” when you call.

Fitger’s Inn (888) 348-4377 (FITGERS) 
$129.99 Cityside
$134.99 Lakeside
$154.99 Suites 

Visit for B&B options. Contact Deanna Christiansen or call 1.800.4.DULUTH for other lodging suggestions.