Why exhibit at our Convention?
We've got so many great reasons!
1. Meet and talk with Iowa's architects- over 90% of architects in the state are our members.
2. Marketing bonus! We recognize you in all of our printed materials and online.
3. You get a printed list of all of our attendees for follow-ups- an exhibitor exclusive.
4. We don't want to get carried away here, so you'll just have to join us to find out.
to the 2019 AIA Iowa Convention website. We're proud to present you with one of the Midwest's finest trade shows and another fantastic opportunity to share your products and ideas with Iowa's architectural community.
Wondering who you'll meet at the AIA Iowa Convention?
Each year we welcome 600+ individuals from the architecture profession from Iowa and the Midwest, 30 speakers and panelists, over 350 exhibitors who staff 164 booths, and over 100 Iowa State University students and faculty.
Our show puts you in contact with today's decision makers...and tomorrow's.
AIA Iowa Allied Member
(Paid by 7/11)
*Tickets for two exhibitor staff to attend the convention and tickets for two lunches come with each booth purchased.
Additional tickets will be available for purchase during registration.
Booths 17-164 inside Exhibit Hall
Booths 1-16 in Ballroom Lobby
(Attendee Entrance area)
Our real-time software allows you to choose your booth instantly, so you can be sure you're where you want to be.
You can visit the site to see our floor plan, as well as all exhibitors who have already signed up.
*Please note- booths do not come furnished with tables & chairs but they will be available for purchase. Also this software doesn't work well on smart devices so you will want to be on a computer when you want to sign up.
Booth registration opens for our Allied Members on May 14th. All other exhibitors can claim their booths beginning May 21st. Not a member? Don't miss out on a chance for a booth, become an AIA Iowa Allied Member today
As an exhibitor, you agreed to abide by our Code of Conduct. View it here.
What is an AIA Iowa Member?
Glad you asked! Learn about membership here.
Can I sponsor the Convention?
Of course! Click here for info.
How do I rent a table and chairs?
You can rent both through Map Dynamics when you purchase your booth.
How do I rent more unique items (not standard tables and chairs)?
Freeman is our onsite rental service. You can contact them by calling 515.829.4444
How do I get electricity in my booth?
You can purchase electricity when you purchase your booth through Map Dynamics
How do I purchase drink tickets for the cocktail party?
You can purchase drink tickets when you purchase your booth through Map Dynamics
When do I move in and out?
Move in begins at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25th. Doors do not open until 12:00, so pick a good brunch spot and enjoy your morning! Move out begins Friday, September 27th at 11:30. See a full schedule below.
Where is the show and where do I park?
Our show is at the Iowa Events Center- 833 5th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa.
Find parking information here. You can purchase parking passes through Map Dynamics.
Is the exhibit hall carpeted?
Yes. The exhibit hall and mezzanine area are both carpeted.
Who can I contact for more information?
AIA Iowa- 515.244.7502 or
Wednesday September 25
12-8 p * Exhibit Hall Set-up
Thursday September 26
7:00 a Registration Opens
* Exhibit Hall Open
8:15 Keynote Speaker
9:30 * Exhibit Hall Open
11:45 Lunch (with Exhibitors)
1:15 p Workshops
2:15 * Exhibit Hall Open
3:45 Keynote Speaker
5:00 * Exhibitors’ Cocktail Party
Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 Awards Celebration
Friday September 27
7:45 a Registration Opens
Feed Your Future: Emerging
*Exhibit Hall Open
8:15 Masonry Awards
8:30 Keynote Speaker
9:45 *Exhibit Hall Open
10:45 *Door Prize Drawing
11:30 Exhibitor Booth Teardown
12:15 p Convention Attendee Lunch
1:00 AIA Iowa Business Meeting
and Legislative Forum
3:30 Keynote Speaker
Bolded events are noted for exhibitor attendance.
*Asterisked events are noted for when the exhibit hall will be open to convention registrants.