The 12th Annual Minnecon will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019 

2019 Minnecon Vendor Booth Registration is SOLD OUT
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July 31, 2019



  • PIQUE (students only) check in opens at 8am, tour starts at 8:30, finishes at 4pm
  • CEUs (4) begin at 9am
  • Annual Meeting Luncheon (members and PIQUE only) 11:30-12:30pm
  • Trade show: 12 – 6pm

Price (trade show only)
FREE for attendees! Attendees may register onsite.
CEU pricing:
– Members: $25.00
– Non-Members: $40.00

2019 Vendor Booth Map


Target Field, Legends Club
Enter: Ramp A & Gate 29 from the street

Target Field Map-Directions

Getting to Target Field


Vendor Resources: 

Vendor Kit 
Vendor Load in Sign up  REQUIRED
Vendor Load out Sign up REQUIRED
Vendor – Know Before You Go

CEU 1: The Effects of Individualized Work Settings on Productivity and Well Being
9:00am – 10:00am


Description: During this session, design researchers and environmental psychology experts will discuss the impact of individualized work spaces on employee productivity and well-being. An overview of the historical evolution of office design will set the stage for a presentation of current and future workplace trends. Attendees will explore various personality types based on the Myers-Briggs and Multiple Intelligence assessments, and how the physical environment can be designed to support a range of working styles and preferences. This session will also investigate the distinction between personalization and customization within the context of office design, and how they can be applied as design strategies to optimize employee performance and well-being.


Speaker: Jen Pettit


Speaker Bio:
Jen Pettit is a contract furnishings representative based out of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. She brings degrees in Journalism and Business plus previous job experiences including reporter at a daily newspaper and sales/marketing at a medical start-up. After over two decades repping commercial furniture, she has found her niche in finding creative solutions that aesthetically enhance the building environment and improve the overall well-being of its users. Outside of work, Jen can be found gardening, enjoying family life and taking advantage of all that living in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul has to offer.


Credits: IDCEC

CEU 2: Cracking the Design Code
10:15am – 11:15am

Description: This course will employ a Jeopardy-style game show format to introduce an interactive platform reinforcing code guidelines as they relate to public space design. A local code expert specializing in multi-family housing, government facilities, and corporate environments, will act as the game show host to explain the rationale behind the regulations. The game show will be followed by a conversation revolving around common code misconceptions and misinterpretations. This will act as a supplement to increase the audiences knowledge and understanding around codes related to public space design to increase occupants health, safety and well-being.


Speaker: Larry Farris


Speaker Bio:
Larry Farris is a Certified Code Specialist with BKV Group, a National Architectural and Engineering Firm specializing in Multi-Family housing, Student Housing, Government Facilities, and Corporate Structures. He handles code issues for BKV Group’s offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington D.C. He holds multiple certifications from ICC and has over 30 years’ experience in code enforcement and code consulting. He has provided code consulting services to developers, contractors, architects, and engineers, and has served as a Building Official, Assistant Building Official, Plans Examiner, and Inspector. Larry has taught classes and seminars at the University of MN, University of Wisconsin, Madison, ICC Region III Educational Institute, 10,000 Lakes Chapter of ICC, and other local community colleges in the metro area.


Credits: IDCEC

CEU 3: Integrating Change Management into Interior Design
1:30pm – 2:30pm


Description: Interior Designers perform Change Management on a daily basis – we are change agents! Learn more about Change Management and how we can apply the concept in our field. The discussion will include steps for successful change management when selling a design as well as during the implementation of a design project. Integrating Change Management into Interior Design will help you as designers bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Resources and Change Management tools will be shared.


Speakers: Jennie Arnett & Kristen Workman


Speaker Bios:
Jennie Arnett (IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP) is a Project Manager at RSP Architects on the National Design Team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from North Dakota State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. Jennie has worked in the design industry for the last 15 years in various areas of design including corporate, hospitality, and education. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two sons.

Kristen Workman is a leading Change Management at RSP Architects. She has worked in the change industry for the last 25 years for a wide range of clients. Kristen practices Change Management methodologies from Prosci and LaMarsh. She is an active member of Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and Minnesota Change Management Network (MNCMN).


Credits: IDCEC

CEU 4: Altered States
2:45pm – 3:45pm


Overview and Key Learning Objectives:
Altered States is the examination of cultural drivers and data through the lens of:
– The current state of the human condition
– Communities in flux
– The evolution of place


The goal is to provide insights for personal development, connectivity and a potential blueprint for a happier workplace.


Learning Objectives:
Examine five cultural drivers and how they will influence the human condition, interpersonal relationships, and our use of space.
Understand the critical role of design in impacting cultural consciousness.
Discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, and designing these values into our physical spaces.
Provide a blueprint for a happier, more connected workplace.


Speaker: Traci Kloos


Speaker Bio:
With a background in architecture and interior design, Traci has 25 year’s experience in the design field. Her passion is connecting the trends from other industries, as well as ethnographic and demographic data, back to the built environment. “Knowing current trends and anticipating future shifts is important in creating unique product and color stories.”


Credits: Director of Design Marketing at Tarkett North America


Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.

Event registration is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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