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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


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
10:30 am 12:30 pm Protective Glazing Council

     Subject Matter Experts Panel
     Valerie Block, Kuraray America
     Huston Dawson, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
     Darrell Smith, IWFA
     Joe Smith, Applied Research Asociates, Inc.
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
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm New Professionals Committee
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
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm Insulating Division Meeting


Sunday, March 8, 2015

7:00 am 8:00 pm Registration Desk
8:00 am 9:15 am Flat Glass Manufacturing Division Meeting
9:30 am 12:00 pm Decorative Division Meeting
12:15 pm 1:30 pm GANA Town Hall Luncheon
1:45 pm 3:00 pm GANA Marketing Committee
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 5, 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.