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GANA Annual Conference

The GANA Annual Conference is scheduled for March 5-8, 2015. Seven Divisions of GANA have meetings planned at this event, along with the non-Division Committees including Marketing and Protective Glazing Council. The GANA Annual Conference is being held immediately before the GANA BEC Conference. If you are interested in also attending that event (at the same location), click here.

Conference fees are due when registering.

Registration Fees (Members)  
Full Conference $699
One Day Conference Fee
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday)
Two Day Conference Fee
(Thursday-Friday, Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday)
Spouse $400


Registration Fees (Non-Members*)  
Full Conference $1399
One Day Conference Fee
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday)
Two Day Conference Fee
(Thursday-Friday, Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday)
Spouse $400

*Non-member companies attending a GANA meeting for the first time can attend the conference at the member rate. Please contact the office first to confirm first time attendance before registering. Non-members not eligible to receive the discount that join GANA prior to 60 days after the meeting will receive a credit for its registration fees on membership dues.

Energy Symposium

For the fourth year, we will be focusing a day on Energy related topics on Saturday, March 7. The Energy Symposium is included in Full Conference registration, or you can elect to register for a One Day Conference Registration on Saturday.

Energy Symposium Registration Fees  
Members $  299
*Non-Members $  599

Cancellation Policy
Meeting Cancellation: The registration fee is refundable (minus a cancellation fee of $150) if notice of cancellation is received by February 19, 2015. After this date, no refund will be issued.

Pre-Registered Attendees
Registrations will be accepted until the day of the Conference. However, if you would like to review a list of to-date pre-registered attendees, click here.

We would like to recognize and support our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the GANA Annual Conference, contact Ashley Charest.

Wireless Internet Glass Coatings & Concepts
Sunday Coffee Goldray Industries
Gold Sponsor Fusion Ceramics
Friday Lunch Mappi
Friday Coffee ICD High Performance Coatings


Annual Conference 2015 Program

Thursday, March 5, 2015

8:00 am 11:00 am Centric Board of Directors (Closed Meeting)
11:00 am 1:00 pm GANA Educational Foundation Board of Directors (Closed Meeting)
1:00 pm 1:15 pm Centric Shareholder Meeting (Closed Meeting)
1:15 pm 1:30 pm Centric Organizational Meeting (Closed Meeting)
1:30 pm 5:30 pm GANA Board of Directors (Closed Meeting)

Friday, March 6, 2015

7:30 am 6:00 pm Registration Desk
8:00 am 10:30 am Tempering Division Meeting (Agenda)
  • GANA Engineering Standards Manual
  • GANA Heavy Glass Door Design Guide
  • Distortion (Optical Properties)
  • Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Glass
  • Heat-Soaking GIB
  • Heat-Treated Glass Surfaces are Different
  • Proper Procedures for Cleaning Architectural Glass
  • Quench Patterns in Heat-Treated Architectural Glass
  • ASTM E1300 Update - Ceramic Enameled (Frit)
10:30 am 12:30 pm Protective Glazing Council (Agenda)

Subject Matter Experts Panel
Moderator: Urmilla Sowell, GANA Technical Director

     Valerie Block, Kuraray America
     Darrell Smith, International Window Film Association
     Thomas Niziolek, Bayer
     Jose Colon, ATI/Intertek
12:45 pm 1:45 pm Luncheon Speaker

     UK Explosives Research Team Capabilities and Resources
     Dr. Braden Lusk, Associate Professor of Mining Department, University of Kentucky

2:00 pm 4:30 pm Laminating Division Meeting (Agenda)
       Code Changes for Railings and the Impact on Laminated Glass, Systems & Grouts
     Mark Jacobson, Kuraray America
     Andrew Chatfield, Wagner Architectural Systems
  • Compression of Interlayers
  • Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications
  • Exterior Glazing of Laminated Glass in Handrails
  • Glass Railings GIB
  • Hurricane Product Substitution
  • Laminated Glass Deflection Table
  • GANA Laminated Glazing Reference Manual
  • Sealant and Setting Blocks GIB
  • Weight of Laminated Architectural Glass
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard A500 Building Guards
  • Product Category Rules for Processed Glass
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm New Professionals Committee  (Closed to Committee Members Only) (Agenda)
       Industry Veterans Panel
     Valerie Block, Kuraray America
     Cathie Saroka, Goldray Industries, Ltd.
     Chuck Wencl, Viracon

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm GANA Members of the Year Awards Reception
Join us on the opening night of Annual Conference to celebrate individuals within GANA's Divisions, and overall, that make an enormous contribution to your Association. We invite you to honor them and spend time networking with your peers.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

7:00 am 6:00 pm Registration Desk
8:00 am 9:45 am GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting
  • Industry Overview
  • Division Chair Reports
  • Technical Report
  • General Counsel Report
  • Marketing Report
  • Consultant Report
  • ANSI
  • NFRC
10:00 am 1:45 pm Energy Symposium (Program to Be Announced)
2:00 pm 3:30 pm Energy Division Meeting
       Energy Code Implications for Spandrel Panel Design
     Stephane Hoffman, VP Facade Engineering
     Morrison Hershfield Corporation
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning GIB
  • Energy Performance GIB Update
  • Benefits of Daylighting Subcommittee
  • Code Consultants Update
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm Insulating Division Meeting (Agenda)
       Gas Retention in Insulating Glass Units
     Paul Chackery, Fenzi North America
  • AIA Multi-Cavity Glazing Presentation
  • Bent IGUs
  • Describing Architectural Glass Constructions GIB
  • Edge Deletion
  • Guidelines for the Appearance of IGU Edges in Commercial Applications GIB
  • Performance Improvements in Insulating Glass Units: Coatings Surfaces, Cavity Gap and Gas
  • PIB Migration (jointly with IGMA)
  • Secondary Sealant Bite in IGUs
  • Setting Blocks for Two-Sided Supported IGUs (jointly with IGMA)
  • Solar Reflectivity GIB
  • Product Category Rules for Processed Glass


Sunday, March 8, 2015

7:00 am 8:00 pm Registration Desk
8:00 am 9:15 am Flat Glass Manufacturing Division Meeting
  • Product Category Rule for Flat Glass
  • Edge Deletion
  • Approximate Weight of Architectural Flat Glass
  • Flat Glass Industry Standards
  • Protecting Glass Against Weld-Splatter
9:30 am 12:00 pm Decorative Division Meeting (Agenda)
       Slip Resistant Glass Floors
     Sylvain Denis, Walker Glass Company, Ltd.
  • Measuring Optical Performance of Decorative Glass
  • Guidelines for Handling & Cleaning for Decorative Glass
  • GANA Decorative Glazing Manual
  • LEED V4 Decorative White Paper
  • Benefits of Decorative Glass in Daylighting Applications
  • ANSI Z97.1 Standard - Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings - Safety Performance Specification and Methods of Test Update
12:15 pm 1:30 pm GANA Town Hall Luncheon
1:45 pm 3:00 pm GANA Marketing Committee (Agenda)
6:00 pm 8:00 pm Joint Reception
  Wrap up your conference by spending the evening networking with your peers and customers. Annual Conference attendees will enjoy this joint reception with the GANA BEC Conference attendees, who are just beginning their event.

Hotel Accommodations
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino features an experience everything you love about Paris, right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. At
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, you are transported to the City of Lights with all the same passion, excitement, and ambiance of
Europe's most romantic city, with all the excitement of the entertainment capital of the world.

Room Rates
Single or Double: $137 plus tax
Check-In: 4:00 pm Check-Out: 11:00 am

Hotel Registration Options
Hotel reservations will not be made through GANA, but instead through the hotel directly. Use the below phone number to discuss options to secure your hotel room or make your reservations though our unique hotel website.

PHONE: (877) 603-4389
Group Code:

Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 11, 2015

Internet Access
Stay connected at the Paris Las Vegas with internet access in both the sleeping rooms and meeting space. GANA has negotiated in-room internet access to be included in your hotel resort fee. Meeting rooms will also have internet access. Wireless internet is sponsored by Glass Coatings and Concepts.


Click here to register online.