Registration is now open!

Event registration fee

$255 per person
$125 full time students (see below for scholarship opportunity)
$125 children age 12-18. 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 (contact Deanna Christiansen for details). Please respect our request to refrain from bringing children under 12 years of age into the auditorium during Retreat lectures.

Deadline Extended! AIA Northern Minnesota Student Scholarship:
AIA Northern Minnesota is providing four (4) scholarships of $250 each.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a NAAB-accredited architecture program and either be from the northern Minnesota region or have interest in moving there after graduation. Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the Retreat in its entirety, write a 300-word essay afterward on their experience, and will be invited to an optional meet-and-greet with the AIA Northern Minnesota board of directors.

To be considered, please email Ann Mayhew with the following information:
— Full name
— Year, program, and school
— Paragraph on your connection to northern Minnesota and/or your interest in moving there after graduation

Applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

Your registration includes:

— Six featured speaker presentations
— Up to 6 Learning Units for AIA continuing education
— Friday dinner
— Saturday breakfast
— Lots of social commarderie
— Plenty of engaging conversations
— Tons of inspiration
— and just a really good time!

Additional optional opportunities

Learn more about the optional workshop, tour, and meals here.

Lodging is extra

We have reserved rooms at Fitger’s Inn at a special rate if booked by February 17. Mention “AIA Minnesota Lake Superior Design Retreat” when you call. (888) 348-4377

Cityside rooms – Standard, Deluxe, Luxury:  $184.99 + tax
Lakeside rooms – Standard, Deluxe, Luxury:  $199.99 + tax

Executive Class and Suites:
Cityside rooms – $229.99 + tax
Lakeside rooms – $259.99 + tax

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

Join us!