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

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We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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July 31, 2019



Price (tradeshow only)
FREE for attendees! Attendees may register onsite.
CEU pricing TBD

2018 Vendor Booth Map


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

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Getting to Target Field


Minnecon CEU’s offered in 2019

More information coming soon!

60 (per CEU)

Please contact prodev@iida-northland.org for questions.

CEU 1 : Procurement and Inclusion in Commercial Interiors

Time: 10:15 – 11:15 am

Location: Skyline Suite 1

Hosted By: Witthus Associates

Course Description / Learning Objectives:

– Recap the Study and identify key issues relevant to commercial interior designers

– Discuss the demographic shift in decision makers and relevancy to the process

– Review exiting requirements and what is working well and where improvements can be made

– Review key local projects where diversity and inclusion were key to outcomes

– Q&A with local minority subcontractors

Presenter: Rick Harris

Rick Harris, president of Ideal Commercial Interiors (ICI), has been in the office interiors industry for the past 37 years. During that time, he has worked in all facets of the industry including manufacturing, remanufacturing, field services, installations, product design, project management, and sales. During his long career in the business, Rick has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the utilization of office space and the design elements. He has built strong relationships with furniture manufacturers and suppliers from coast to coast allowing him to meet customer needs at varied price points.

After more than 30 years of doing business in other furniture markets, Rick started ICI in 2012 in Minnesota, focusing on public sector projects and projects for major corporations seeking to increase their minority participation. ICI holds contracts with Hennepin County, The University of Minnesota, The City of Saint Paul and is performing as a subcontractor for major construction companies in the Twin Cities.

CEU 2 : How to Succeed in the Business of Design

Time: 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Location: Skyline Suite 1

Hosted By: RSP Architects

Credits Available:  IDCEC

Course Description / Learning Objectives:

What does “business” have to do with designers? Everything! Design is a business therefore business knowledge improves the job performance and career of design professionals. In this course, you will be introduced to the following topics and shown how they relate to a designer’s world: Basic Economics, Profitability, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Project Management, and Employee Management. Applicable resources, such as computer programs, books, and groups, will be identified for each business topic. Join the discussion to understand how to succeed in the business of design!

Presenter: Jennie Arnett, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP

Jennie Arnett 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 14 years in various areas of design including corporate, hospitality, and education. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two sons.


CEU 3 :  Color Narratives : Defining colorful design in 2019+

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Skyline Suite 1

Hosted By: Hallmark Building Supplies

Credits Available:  IDCEC

Course Description / Learning Objectives:
Color Narratives engages and inspires the audience with key macro “whys and whats” affecting directions in life and style. Multiple information methods are presented to better grasp emerging color and design trends, and what is driving them forward. Photography, video, discussion points, and more are utilized to present the narratives in an informative, yet interesting manner.

Color, texture and pattern directions arise from myriad stories and from cosmetics to transportation, cuisine to technology, Color Narratives are a preview glimpse of what’s up for design and decoration and how it will emerge in residential and commercial spaces.

Presenter: Mark Woodman, CMG

Mark Woodman CMG, a passionate designer, trend-spotter, writer and speaker, has designed interiors, consulted on diverse product lines, and contributed to the pages and airwaves of media, and the stages of international exhibitions.

Through the world of color and design his consultancies include DuPont Corian® and Zodiaq®, 3M Post-Its, Canadian Tire, Sherwin-Williams, and more. Mr. Woodman’s aesthetic understanding of “real-life” color and design helps balance his approach to product specification, complementing practical application with the excitement of the new. In addition, he facilitates trend panels for numerous companies and served as President of the Color Marketing Group, the international non-profit association that studies and discerns color direction.

As owner of mark woodman design+color llc, Mr. Woodman’s design work has ranged from individual product lines, to private residences and commercial interiors, to the building industry, where he consults on design and color for space-planning, elevations, and aesthetics for entire communities. His room designs have graced the pages of numerous publications as well as the editorial and cover of the book, “Color In Small Spaces.”

A spirited and accomplished international speaker, Mr. Woodman frequently lectures on color and design for prominent organizations such as DuPont, Sherwin-Williams, Masterbrands, and Color Marketing Group, as well as exhibitions at Stockholm Furniture Fair, Decorex London, SOFA – Toronto, TISE, Furnitex and Decoration and Design in Australia, PrintSource, and Surtex.

“Color and design directions become a narrative journey, building stories along the way,” says Mr. Woodman, “from the human experience, to the delight of music, to new tastes in cuisine, to our aspirational selves, it all contributes to the story and, ultimately, the products and colors in our lives.”


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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