AIA Iowa Convention 

Mark your calendars for the 2021 AIA Iowa Annual Convention taking place September 23-24, 2021 being held in person at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA. 

Get inspired

Browse the exhibit hall with over 160 booths featuring new products and services. Connect with members of the profession to take your project to the next level. 

5 Keynote Speakers

Learn from keynotes from across the US & Canada about their practices and firm culture.

24 workshops

Choose from 24 workshop options over 2 days of events to meet all your professional development needs.


After an untraditional year away from in-person events. Reconnect with old and new contacts to strength your network.


Based on member feedback, a review of safety protocols, and much discussion it has been determined that we will be meeting again in person. Interested in learning more, have questions about the safety protocols we are using, or questions in general about the event please read through our 2021 Frequently Asked Questions.

When does registration open up for attendees? Registration for the general attendee is now open! Please visit the registration webpage to review our education offerings and sign up for the event! 

Are there any speaking opportunities? Unfortunately the deadline for our workshop presentations has passed. If you would like to be put on a list to be notified of opportunities in the future, reach out to Vicki Scott.

Are there exhibit booths left? YES! Learn more about exhibiting here.

Can I sponsor the convention? Of course! We have a sponsorship for every budget. Click here for info.

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Contact us at info@aiaiowa.org or 515-244-7502.

Are refunds available? Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be granted after the Early Bird deadline: August 19th. Thank you for understanding. 

Thank You Sponsors!

  • Bolton & Menk, Inc.- Friday Morning Breakfast

  • DuPont Tyvek / BPI- Thursday Afternoon Break

  • G.DAVIS+ASSOCIATES- Thurs Afternoon Break

  • Holmes Murphy and Associates- Thurs Afternoon Break

  • IMEG Corp.- Thurs Afternoon Break

  • ISU Architecture- Keynote Speaker, Awards Celebration

  • Johns Manville- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • KCL Engineering- Stage & Table Decor

  • King's Material- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • Knutson Construction- Pre-Convention Email

  • KPFF- Friday Lunch

  • Masonry Institute of Iowa- Masonry Institute Awards

  • Pella- Pella AXP Sponsorship

  • Raker Rhodes Engineering, LLC- Stage and Table Décor

  • SPECcetera, LLC- Stage and Table Décor

  • Commercial New Construction Program- CNC Awards

  • West Plains Engineering- Thursday Afternoon Break 

  • Virginia Tile- Hospitality Gift Bags