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2020 Annual Conference

| Hilton Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA
2020 Annual Conference

NGA has a limited block of rooms still available at the special conference rate of $249 per night. If you have not made your hotel reservations, please contact Wendy Rochelle: or 703/442-4890 x173

    Event Information

    Hilton Torrey Pines
    10950 North Torrey Pines Rd
    La Jolla, CA 92037

    Event Registration

    Early Bird *

    *Early-bird rates end November 15, 2019

    Schedule (Subject to Change)

    6:30am - 7:00am
    Breakfast on own
    7:00am - 12:00pm
    Optional Golf Scramble

    Test your swing at one of the most premier courses in the country, Torrey Pines. This course will host the 2021 US Open. In fact, the day of the NGA scramble is the final day of play on the course before it's closed to prepare for the Farmers Insurance Open. Don't miss this opportunity!

    Registration closed.

    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Networking Lunch / New Professionals Q&A Panel

    All attendees are invited to a networking lunch, with an emphasis on welcoming those new to Annual Conference and/or those relatively new to our industry. We'll address questions on the Association, how to involved and what to expect while at Annual Conference.

    Beer break sponsored by Tristar Glass.

    1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Forming Committee Update

    This update is open to all attendees. The Forming Committee represents primary flat glass manufacturers and matter specific to that segment of the supply chain, including LCAs, EPDs, and glass recycling.

    Feature Presentation: Shattering the Limitations of Glass Recycling, by Patrick Elmore, Infinite Recycled Technologies

    3:00pm - 5:15pm
    Advocacy Committee

    This meeting is open to NGA members and invited guests only.

    The Advocacy Committee seeks ways to enhance the use of glass as a building material through education of code officials, government entities, architects, specifiers, and other stakeholders.

    Feature Presentation: Building Better for Birds, a panel presentation sponsored by Pilkington|NSG and Walker Glass Co, Ltd., with:

    • Dr. Christine Sheppard, American Bird Conservancy
    • Michael Mesure, FLAP Canada
    • Dr. Daniel Klem, Muhlenberg College
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Welcome Reception

    Join us for a leisurely outdoor reception overlooking Torrey Pines with view of the ocean for a chance to catch up with your peers and friends.

    Welcome Reception sponsored by Goldray Glass and Mappi. 

    8:30am - 9:30am
    NGA & Your Member Experience

    Learn the latest happenings within the Association and what to expect in the coming year for yourself and your company.

    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Fabricating Committee

    featuring task group meetings of the following Fabricating Committee segments:

    • Decorative
    • Mirror
    • Energy
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch with Economic Update by ITR Economics

    Building on the success of the popular economic forecast presentation at GlassBuild America, Taylor St. Germain, an economic analyst at ITR Economics, will give an energetic and informative session on business-cycle trends with a focus on the construction industry to help attendees plan for the future. As a member of the Leading Indicator team with experience in both consulting and forecasting, Taylor is a key contributor to ITR Economics' forecast accuracy rating of 94.7%. 

    Sponsored by Dow

    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Fabricating Committee cont.

    featuring task group meetings of the following Fabricating Committee segments:

    • Insulating
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Volunteer Celebration Dinner

    This is your opportunity to dress up a little and enjoy a pleasant outdoor cocktail hour and dinner. Volunteers may be recognized for their service to the Association and industry over the past year.

    7:00am - 8:00am
    5th Annual Fun Run/Walk

    Start your morning on the right foot by participating in NGA's 5th annual Fun Run/Walk! This is a no-pressure activity; no timers or bibs - just an energizing start to the day with your peers.

    Fun Run Sponsored by: Billco, Brin Northwestern Glass, Mappi, Quanex, Tristar, Trosifol

    8:30am - 9:30am
    Breakfast & Presentation

    Gain key insights from three experts in the field on "Your Future Targets: How to hits the bullseye in 2030, 2040 and beyond".

    Panel presentation featuring

    • Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting
    • Steve Selkowitz, LBNL consultant
    • Thom Zaremba, Roetzel & Andress
    9:30am - 12:00pm
    Fabricating Committee

    featuring task group meetings of the following Fabricating Committee segments:

    • Laminating
    • Protective Glazing
    • Fire-Rated Glazing

    Feature Presentation: The Versatility of Fire-Rated Glazing, with Devin Bowman, Technical Glass Products

    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch with Technical & Codes Update

    Enjoy your meal while hearing from NGA's technical and codes staff on all things glass: updates to resources, codes and standards that impact your business.

    Lunch Sponsored by: Mapes Panels LLC

    1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Fabricating Committee cont.

    featuring task group meetings of the following Fabricating Committee segments:

    • Tempering
    • Education Advisors
    • Other Business
    5:15pm - 6:30pm
    Optional Sunset Hike

    If you're unable to fly home this evening, join us for an informal sunset hike at the nearby Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

    Hotel Information

    Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
    10950 North Torrey Pines Rd
    La Jolla, CA 92037

    Book Online
    Cut-Off Date: December 27, 2019

    For Annual Conference attendees, the following hotel package may be added upon check-in as an optional enhancement for $10 plus tax, per room per night:

    • unlimited high speed internet (value $9.95)
    • complimentary in-room bottled water (value $5.40)
    • specialty drink of the day (value $8)
    • morning coffee station (value $3)
    • access to Shiley Sports Complex (value $10)
    • 20% off Hazelwood Gift Shop
    • 15% off Torrey Pines Golf ProShop
    • unlimited access to hotel tennis and sports courts with equipment


    Thank you to our 2020 Event Partners

    Cornerstone Partner




    Foundation partner
    NSG Pilkington
    Quanex Building Products

    Thank You to Our 2020 Annual Conference Sponsors