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Announcing GlassBuild America Educational Programs for 2011

WASHINGTON, DC  (May 23, 2011) - GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo® is the most important annual gathering of glass industry professionals in North America, driven by over 300 Exhibiting Companies, innovations on display,  peer-to-peer interaction and networking, and educational opportunities.  This year’s event, being held September 12-14, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, will feature a new Architects Forum alongside the forums and seminars that have been a success in the past. With three full-day forums and two seminars planned by the National Glass Association, GlassBuild America will feature something for everyone.

“Our team is quite excited about the educational programs we have planned for the 2011 trade show,” said David Walker, NGA Vice President of Association Services. “Attendees can expect high quality speakers, relevant and timely topics, and engaging and thought provoking discussions.”

Highlights include:

  • 6th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum, September 12 
    A full day of interactive breakout sessions, expert speakers, peer-to-peer sharing and networking.  A must-attend event for every glazing professional.
  • 2nd Annual WDDA Window & Door Dealers Forum,
    September 13
    This event features breakout sessions, best practice sharing, top speakers and an informal networking reception. Content will be created and presented by window and door dealers.
  • 1st Annual NGA Architects Forum, September 13-14
    Co-presented by AAMA and the AIA Georgia and Atlanta chapters, this is an opportunity for Architects to learn more about the glass and glazing industry from industry experts and earn AIA credits. This forum includes tickets to both Thursday Seminars.
  • Seminar: Building Integrated Photovoltaic: It’s Not the Future, It’s the Now,  September 14
    Moderated by Richard Voreis of Consulting Collaborative, this seminar will look at the numerous applications of solar technology. Attendees will learn about market trends, the challenges and opportunities, integration with curtain walls and other fenestration products and more.
  • Seminar: Trends in Decorative Glass,  September 14
    This session will cover trends in the fast-growing and ever-changing Decorative Glass segment. Facilitated by Kris Vockler of ICD High Performance Coatings, attendees will learn the latest issues in Decorative Glass and its potential impact for their businesses. Session information will include the latest information on standards and products.

Attendee registration for GlassBuild America and the educational programs is now open.

About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo
GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. GlassBuild America is a member of the Global Fair Alliance. For more information about the Global Fair Alliance visit GlassBuild America 2011 will be held September 12-14 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about GlassBuild America, contact: 866/342-5642, extension 300 or visit

About the NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 2,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites:,,,, and NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. For more information on NGA, visit