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Who comes to the AIA Iowa Convention?




Architect Attendees 

from Iowa and the Midwest.

Exhibitors who staff

160 booths

Iowa State University Students and Faculty

Why exhibit at the AIA Iowa Convention?

Meet and talk with Iowa's architects- over 90% of architects in Iowa are our members.

Marketing bonus- recognition in all of our Convention materials, newsletter, website, and more 

Exclusive registrant list for follow ups- only available to exhibitors!

2018 Rates

AIA Iowa Allied Member



(Through 6/29)


(Paid by 7/12)


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.

Regular Booth

Booths 1-144 inside Exhibit Hall

Premium Booth

Booths 145-160 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'll be able to visit the site to see our floor plan, as well as all exhibitors who have already signed up.

Watch your email for your access! Opens May 15 for AIA Iowa Allied Members and May 22nd for Non-Members.


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Exhibitor FAQ

Click for answers to our  most common questions
The Iowa Events Center
The Iowa Events Center

833 5th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa Open to see parking details. You can purchase parking passes during registration.

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Move-in begins at 12:00 on Wednesday, September 19th. Booth teardown begins at 11:30 am Friday, September 21st. Click for full schedule

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When you register!
When you register!

You can rent your tables and chairs when you register for your booth through Map Dynamics.

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Freeman Rentals
Freeman Rentals

Freeman is our onsite rental service. Contact them at 515.829.4444.

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Need a little power?
Need a little power?

You can purchase electricity when you register for your booth through Map Dynamics!

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Both the Exhibit Hall and the Ballroom Lobby are carpeted.

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We're glad you asked!
We're glad you asked!

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Thank you for your interest! Click to see all of our sponsorship information.

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AIA Iowa
AIA Iowa


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Wednesday September 19
12-8 p * Exhibit Hall Set-up

Thursday September 20
7:00 a Registration Opens
* Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome
8:15 Keynote Speaker

9:30 * Exhibit Hall Open

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 21
7:45 a Registration Opens
Feed Your Future: Emerging
Professionals Breakfast
*Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast

8:15 Masonry Institute Architectural Awards
8:30 Keynote Speaker

9:45 *Exhibit Hall Open

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.

2018 Schedule

Exhibitor Schedule
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