The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference fosters both technical and professional development and is the premier destination to participate in leading-edge conversation on emerging technologies, manufacturing applications, regulatory issues, and a wide range of topics of interest to the window, door, and skylight industry.

This year's conference features a curated program of panels, and sessions that have expert speakers to learn from past experiences and discover strategies and best practices that will give you a competitive advantage. These leaders will offer innovative ideas, compelling insights, and effective strategies to take back to your companies.

All times are reflected in Central Standard Time. For a downloadable schedule, click here.
Please note that this schedule is tentative

8:00 - 12:00pm

Board of Directors Meeting (invite only)

7:00 - 12:00pm

Registration is Open

7:00 - 8:00am

Networking Breakfast
Ensure that you are running on full cylinders! The Continental Breakfast is a chance for attendees to fill up on coffee, grab some food, talk with exhibitors, and network with each other.

Sponsored by STILES

8:00 - 9:30am

PFAS and the Potential Impact on the Window, Door and Skylight Industry

Dr. Bruce Jarnot, Regulatory & Sustainability Expert, Product Sustainability, Assent

WDMA members will learn about the origin, use, and effects of PFAS chemicals along with a presentation on state and federal regulatory efforts to address concerns related to the use of PFAS chemicals.

9:30 - 10:00am

Morning Coffee Break

Sponsored by OPCO

10:00 - 11:00am

LEEDv5 Aligning to the Future

Larkin Johnson, LEED Senior Associate, US Green Building Council

Join a LEED subject matter expert from USGBC to learn about LEED v5 and the role that manufactures will play in driving real–world impact and positive change worldwide. This session will provide an overview of the rating systems, an introduction to the LEED v5 system goals, and dive into how LEED v5 addresses decarbonization, quality of life, and ecosystem conservation and restoration.

Hallmark Recertification

John McFee, Vice President of Certification Programs, WDMA

Lucas Wenzel, Certification Programs Manager, AMS

The WDMA sponsored Hallmark Certification Program is designed to provide code officials, builders, architects, specifiers and consumers with an easily recognizable means of identifying products that have been manufactured in accordance with the appropriate WDMA and other referenced performance standards. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program overview as well as specifics on recent program bulletins and the implementation of the newly developed 5-year certification renewal options.

11:15am - 12:30pm

DOE's Fenestration Research Outlook

Robert Tenent, Senior Materials Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Buildings Technologies Office (BTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy maintains an extensive research portfolio in support of the fenestration industry. This program includes early–stage materials science and technology validation, product performance and durability evaluation, field performance evaluation and market transformation efforts. This presentation will give a flavor of the full breadth of the BTO portfolio with an overview of multiple emerging technologies currently incubating under the program up through extensive on–going market transformation efforts.