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The content of this conference is targeted to the cross-section of talent and machining capabilities used by industry professionals today. Each ‘block’ of programming will have sessions designed to last one hour. Spread your people out and have them attend the session most applicable to their responsibilities.


Committee Meetings
(Committee Agendas are hyperlinked corresponding to the Committee Meeting)
Schedule for Tuesday, June 25
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Treatment and Coatings Committee                                                
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallmark Certification Committee
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Supplier Technology Committee
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Exterior Products Standards Committee
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Technical Committee
Schedule for Thursday, June 27
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Architectural Door Codes & Standards Committee
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Architectural Door Council                                                     


Schedule for Tuesday, June 25
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Conference Registration                                                        
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Committee Meetings
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-Up
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM New Member and First-Time Attendee Orientation
*New members and seasoned investors alike are encouraged to
attend this information briefing where attendees will learn how to
get the biggest benefit out of their involvement with WDMA.               
 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception                                                                        


Schedule for Wednesday, June 26
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM                                                           Conference Registration  
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM                                                           Continental Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors followed by Opening Remarks                                                                        
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM                                                              

General Session:
Making the Safe Choice: Inspiring Your Team to do Great Things

Regina McMichael

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM                                                   
Networking Break with Exhibitors


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

How Last Mile Delivery Can Help Your Logistics and Transportation Challenges

Michael Heary

The Proven  Process for Product Development           

Dave Claypool, Derek Thiede


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

A Glimpse into the Pipeline-Highlights of Recent Fenestration R & D

Robert Tenent

Robotic Challenges for Replacing            Existing Processes                                      

 Peter Shepler

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch with Exhibitors                                                                                 


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Building Resilience: The Role of Codes Standards and Building Products         

Ryan Colker

Building a World Class Ergonomic            Process                                                       

Christy Lotz                                                  


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Canadian Energy Codes and Regulations - Where Are They Going?

Jeff Baker

2017 ANSI A117.1 Update on Major  Changes to Accessibility Standards

Doug Anderson

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

General Session:
The 2019 WDMA Market Studies: Results & Analysis

Brad Farnsworth

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM               Networking Reception 

6:30 PM

Supplier Appreciation Dinner
*WDMA manufacturer members would like to show their appreciation for the dedicated service that our supplier members provide WDMA year after year.

The success of WDMA is the product of the close working relationships formed among
our manufacturer and supplier members. All conference attendees are invited to attend.

Dinner is included with the registration fee.                                                                                  


Schedule for Thursday, June 27
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM                         Conference Registration

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors                 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Analysis Paralysis or NOT: A Look at the Revised I.S. 11 Standard

Brad Fevold

Set Yourself Apart: Get Your Products Green
Certified to the ICC/ASHRAE-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS)

Cindy Wasser

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Structural Analysis & Deflection Control of Glazing

Raymond Roy

Digital Factory                                                            

Matt Batcha

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Board of Directors Meetings (invite-only)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Networking Break with Exhibitors

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session:
Window and Door Market Trends and Opportunities

Ed Hudson

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Committee Meetings

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibitor Tear-Down                                                             


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