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2021 Registration Details

This year’s AIA Iowa Convention is slated to be held in-person at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Our event will have dynamic power packed speakers and lively and
engaging workshops that are returning to an in-person format. We look forward
to coming together again for ENERGY.


Meet Our Keynotes

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Claire Weisz, FAIA

Founding Principal of WXY architecture + urban design

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Jonathan Moody, AIA

President/CEO of Moody Nolan

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Marianne McKenna, AIA

Founding Principal of KPMB 

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Kevin Alter, Assoc. AIA

Schedule of Events: 

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>>> Review all the details of the event and all workshop descriptions in our Registration Brochure, then
click "Sign up for Convention" below to get registered to attend! 

Please join us!

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

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.

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AIA Iowa is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with AIA/CES criteria. Participants in the 2021 AIA Iowa Convention will receive one learning unit (1 LU or LU/HSW) for each hour of programming.

The number of LU’s available for each workshop and
keynote session is listed with each description.


Additionally, certain convention workshops are also accredited for GBCI credit. Please reference the registration brochure to see which ones are accredited. You must insert your USGBC number during registration to earn credit for those courses.


Pella AXP Sponsorship

Pella recognizes the importance of the future of the architectural profession and our emerging professionals by graciously funding the Pella AXP Sponsorship at the 2021 AIA Iowa Convention. This program celebrates AIA Iowa Associate members (those enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) by providing funding for them to attend the convention at a reduced rate. AIA Iowa Associate members may sign up for this program by entering a discount code during convention registration that will be emailed to those eligible for the discount.


Questions? We are happy help call 515.244.7502 or email at

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