Tubelite will be represented by Rick Hillesheim of Hillesheim Architectural Products in booth #142 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa Chapter annual convention. Tubelite’s finishing service provider, Linetec, will be located next door in booth #141.

“Congruence” is the theme for this year’s convention where more than 1,000 attendees come together. The event will be held Sept. 21-22 at the Iowa Events Center and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.

AIA Iowa’s 2023 Convention activities will include five keynote speakers, 24 workshops, and additional opportunities for networking and continuing education.

On Thurs., Sept. 21, the exhibit hall opens with breakfast at 7 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. Keynote presentations and workshops will be followed by refreshments in the exhibit hall at 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The expo closes for the day with a 5-6:30 p.m. cocktail party. The AIA Iowa Awards Celebration continues offsite.

On Fri., Sept. 22, the exhibit hall opens with breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Following the keynote, refreshments will be served at 9:45 a.m. A door prize drawing will be held at 10:45 a.m. The expo concludes at 11:30 a.m. Convention activities continue through 3:30.

AIA Iowa represents and serves more than 1,200 individual member architects, associates, professional affiliates, students and allied members who work in fields related to architecture. Learn more about the chapter and register for the convention at