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AIA Iowa Convention 

Join us!
2021 AIA Iowa Annual Convention
September 23-24, 2021
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. 

4 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.


Treat yourself to an overnight at the beautiful Hilton Des Moines Downtown at 435 Park St., Des Moines. The hotel is just a few steps from the convention! Single/ double rooms are $159 a night. When reserving, indicate that you would like to be included in the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter room block. Group Code: AIA1. To make your reservation, call the reservation desk at 1-800-HILTONS or visit



What safety protocols will be in place? 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.

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.

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? The deadline for our workshop presentations has passed for this year but there is always next year! If you would like to be put on a list to be notified of opportunities in the future, reach out to Vicki Scott.

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.

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


Thank You Sponsors!

  • Andersen Windows Inc.- Special Exhibit, AIA Committee on the Environment Top 10 Awards Display

  • ASI Signage Innovations - Thursday Afternoon Break

  • Bolton & Menk, Inc.- Friday Morning Breakfast

  • Commercial New Construction Program- CNC Awards

  • DuPont Tyvek / BPI- Thursday Afternoon Break

  • G.DAVIS+ASSOCIATES- Thurs Afternoon Break

  • Holmes Murphy and Associates- Thurs Afternoon Break

  • IMEG Corp.- Thurs Afternoon Break

  • ISG- Emerging Professionals Breakfast

  • ISU Architecture- Keynote Speaker, Awards Celebration

  • Johns Manville- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • KCL Engineering- Stage & Table Décor

  • King's Material- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • Koester Construction- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • Knutson Construction- Pre-Convention Email

  • KPFF- Friday Lunch

  • MAPEI Corporation- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • Masonry Institute of Iowa- Masonry Institute Awards

  • Neumann Brothers- Awards Celebration 
  • Pella- Pella AXP Sponsorship

  • Raker Rhodes Engineering, LLC- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

  • Ryan Companies US, Inc.- Friday Lunch 

  • SPECcetera, LLC- Stage and Table Décor

  • Turner Construction Company- Thursday Breakfast

  • West Plains Engineering- Thursday Afternoon Break 

  • Virginia Tile- Hospitality Gift Bags


Questions? We are happy help call 515.244.7502 or email at

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