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Exhibitors participating in the AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo are encouraged to submit proposals for 90-minute “Spotlight” AIA/CES seminar presentations. These exhibitor-sponsored professional development seminars represent a continuing education opportunity as part of the AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo program.

“Spotlight” Requirements

  • Only companies or organizations exhibiting in the AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo are eligible to submit “Spotlight” seminar proposals.
  • The proposed seminar must be a program approved by the AIA Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) and offered by an AIA/CES Registered Provider.
  • If the “Spotlight” seminar proposal is selected, the sponsoring exhibitor agrees to pay AIA Wisconsin a fee of $650 per seminar to help offset related space rental, A/V and promotional expenses. In addition to the seminar sponsorship fee, all expenses associated with the “Spotlight” seminar presentation (e.g. speaker, handout materials, etc.) are the responsibility of the sponsoring exhibitor.
  • Consistent with AIA/CES guidelines, the seminar presentation must address learning objectives related to the practice of architecture. It cannot be a sales or marketing presentation for a specific product or service.


Proposal Deadline & Selection
If you are interested in sponsoring a “Spotlight” seminar, please complete and return the accompanying “Continuing Education Program Participation Form” form by February 20. A separate form should be submitted for each seminar proposal.

The AIA Wisconsin Convention Committee may select up to four “Spotlight” seminar presentations from the proposals received by the deadline. The Convention Committee is interested in assembling a seminar program that will address a variety of topics and issues of interest to AIA Wisconsin members and allied professionals. Exhibitors submitting proposals will be notified of the results of the selection process as soon as practicable.

“Spotlight” Presentations
The “Spotlight” seminars will be scheduled immediately before or after the Expo periods. They will run concurrently with each day’s Keynote Address. To encourage participation, there will be no registration fee for the “Spotlight” seminars. Exhibitors sponsoring the seminars also should invite clients and prospective customers.

Two of the selected seminars will be scheduled for 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, which is just prior to the grand opening of the Expo at 3:00 p.m. Two of the selected seminars will be scheduled to run concurrently at 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, which is immediately after the Expo closes.

The “Spotlight” seminar program originally was suggested by exhibitors. The presentations have been well received by attendees and sponsors; and we are pleased to offer the program again this year. AIA Wisconsin members and allied professionals benefit from a broader selection of valuable continuing education programs.

As a sponsor of a “Spotlight” seminar, exhibitors will benefit from recognition in online Convention registration promotion, on-site program materials and event signage. Vendors providing a Spotlight Seminar may use the AIA Wisconsin mailing list to promote the session and booth.

Please give us a call if you have any questions . . . (608) 257-8477.

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