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dmi:Design Leadership Conference #DLC17

Designing Sustainable Futures

Hotel & Venue


The conference takes place at ARIA in downtown Minneapolis:



105 N 1st St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Aria is considered to be one of the cornerstone structures of the Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1889 by Edward Stebbins and was originally known as the Realty Warehouse Company building. Noted architect Cass Gilbert, who designed the Minnesota state capitol, remodeled it in 1902. From 1992 to 2008, the building was home to the Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the celebrated company known for its rich and innovative style of theater.


Located near Downtown Minneapolis in the heart of the Warehouse District, Aria is easily accessible:

Aria does not offer hotel guest rooms. All conference attendees are responsible for their own travel, transportation and hotel accommodations. We suggest searching,, or for other options. 



Hotel Suggestions:

DMI has a limited, conference guest room block at:

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot  
225 3rd Avenue South (@ Washington)
Minneapolis  MN  55401

“The Depot” is an approximate 10-minute walk to ARIA.


Located in the original Depot building, the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot is conveniently located near both the downtown core the Historic Mill District and Mississippi River with easy access to major freeways and Metro Transit Light Rail stations.

Guest rooms and suites offer you the choice of modern or historic styling and all provide Marriott luxury bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and AVEDA bath amenities. On-site dining includes Charley's Grill and the Stone Arch Bar featuring regional fare, locally sourced ingredients.

Group Rate Discount
Hotel rates are $229 Single/Double room (excludes local and state taxes of 13.4%)


Individuals should make their own reservations online at:


Guests may also call reservations at 1-612-375-1700 and mention that they are calling to make reservations for the DMI Leadership Conference.

Reservations must be received on or before Thursday, August 31, 2017 to qualify for the discounted group rate. Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis only and may not qualify for special conference pricing. Rates will be available for two days prior and one day after the conference dates.

Location/Directions to Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot  
Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport - MSP is located approximately 10.4 miles (approx. 20 minutes driving without traffic) from the hotel:







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