Why should you join us this year?

1. Your dollar stretches further.

Not only will you be able to share your products & services with Iowa's architects- you'll meet architects from around the region!

2. Follow up made easy!

You'll take home a printed attendee list-an exhibitor exclusive

3. Share what makes you unique.

Our very busy and well attended exhibit hall gives you ample opportunity to show what you can provide.

4. Really we could go on all day...

But we think you'd probably rather get registered. Scroll down.

Welcome, Exhibitors!

welcome, exhibitors!

to the 2020 AIA Iowa Convention website. every 5 years, AIA Iowa hosts the annual convention for the Central States- Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. this year, we present you with one of the Midwest's finest trade shows- a fantastic opportunity to share your products and ideas with the area's architectural community.

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.

The details:

2020 Rates

AIA Iowa Allied Member



(Through 6/25)


(Paid by 7/6)


Premium Booth





*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.

**In order to reserve a booth space a non-refundable deposit of $250 for AIA Iowa Allied Members and $500 for Non-Members per booth space is needed. AIA Iowa will only be collecting a booth deposit this year to hold your booth space. If the need to transition the convention to a virtual format is deemed necessary at any point of convention planning, your booth deposit will be your only fee as an exhibitor. If the convention continues as an in-person event, the remaining portion of your booth fee will be due by July 6th. 

Regular Booth

Booths 17-164 inside Exhibit Hall

Premium Booth

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 or scroll down 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 7th. All other exhibitors can claim their booths beginning May 14th. Not a member? Don't miss out on a chance for a booth (plus a member discount!), become an AIA Iowa Allied Member today

Exhibitor FAQ

What about COVID-19?

If the convention transitions to a virtual format due to COVID-19, your exhibit booth will become a virtual profile in a virtual exhibit hall. Using the Map Dynamics software exhibitors will be able to showcase their contact information, company logo, headshot, links to social media sites, links to your company website, promotional videos of products/services, links to brochures for products/services, and a contact form to connect with the exhibitor directly. We will also use our Whova app to create networking opportunities and new connections. This technology allows the exhibitor to garner leads, send messages with attendees, invite attendees to virtual meet ups, and showcase your company with a profile as well.

What is an AIA Iowa Allied Member?

Glad you asked! Learn about membership here.

Can I sponsor the Convention?

Of course! We have a sponsorship for every budget. Click here for info.

How do I rent a table and chairs?

You can rent both through Map Dynamics when you purchase your booth or if you have your own you can bring them too.

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 23rd. Doors do not open until 12:00, so pick a good brunch spot and enjoy your morning! Move out begins Friday, September 25th 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 prepaid parking passes through Map Dynamics otherwise you must bring cash to pay at the gate. Metered parking is also available around the events center but be careful not to get a parking ticket!

Is the exhibit hall carpeted?

Yes. The exhibit hall and mezzanine area are both carpeted.

Who can I contact for more information?

Give us a call and we are happy to answer any additional questions at 515.244.7502 or email at info@aiaiowa.org

Wednesday September 23
12-8 p * Exhibit Hall Set-up

Thursday September 24
7:00 a Registration Opens
* Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast inside Exhibit Hall

8:00 Welcome
8:15 Keynote Speaker

9:30 * Exhibit Hall Open
Refreshments inside Exhibit Hall

10:45 Workshops
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 25
7:45 a Registration Opens
Feed Your Future: Emerging
Professionals Breakfast
*Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast inside Exhibit Hall

8:15 Masonry Awards

8:30 Keynote Speaker

9:45 *Exhibit Hall Open
Refreshments inside Exhibit Hall

10:45 *Door Prize Drawing

11:15 Workshops

11:30 Exhibitor Booth Teardown

12:15 p Convention Attendee Lunch
1:00 AIA Iowa Business Meeting
and Legislative Forum
2:00 Break/Refreshments
2:15 Workshops
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.

2020 Schedule(tentative)

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