Conference 2020

Join ALA for the 2020 Midwest Architecture Conference
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Announcing…New Venue in 2020
The Northern Illinois University, Naperville Conference Center
ALA Conference, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - New Location in 2020
ALA is moving the Midwest Architecture Conference to a new venue in 2020 while we continue the process of evaluating other venues for 2021 including downtown Chicago, O’Hare area and as well returning to our long term location Drury Lane.  ALA has used the NIU space in the past, so it was familiar to us and offers great space, location and services.

The NIU Naperville Conference Center is conveniently located in the western suburbs of Chicago and is easily accessible from Interstate I-88, O’Hare Airport (20 Miles), downtown Chicago (30 miles).  NIU Naperville Conference Address:  1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL  60563

Table-Top Space Available
This year we will offer table top space that includes a 6 ft. table, linen tablecloth and 2 chairs.  There are 42 table tops available and once filled we have the option of adding 11 more in an upper level room where there will be seminars throughout the day.  Traffic will be excellent given the ratio of exhibit space to 300 expected attendees PLUS attendee engagement promo.

Member cost including electric + 2 food pkg.*: $925**    
Non-Member cost incl. electric + 2 food pkg.*: $1050**     
*Food pkg includes: cont’l breakfast and morning break, seasonal hot lunch buffet and afternoon break
**Rates are subject to change after March 20th.

Summary of Key Deadlines
January 31st – Request to book a space due for 2019 exhibitors only
February 21st – ALA sends a payment information link to you
March 20th – Payment in full for exhibit space is due for 2019 exhibitors
March 6th – Available space will be opened to prospective exhibitors
Show Hours
Exhibitor Set up 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Show runs 9 am – 3:30 pm (show only is no charge and open to all architects and related professions)

Seminars and Lunch Schedule
Keynote 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Show 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Session I 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Session II 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch and Show 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Session III 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Afternoon Break and Show 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Session IV 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cash Bar and Appetizers 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm