Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM MDT
Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM MDT

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Westin Ottawa 
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4


Block code: CI 13 AC


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Bill Yanek 
Canadian Glass Association 


Glass Connections 2016, September 13-14, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, is a highly focused educational and networking event for glaziers, architects, engineers, designers, spec writers, commercial construction contractors and building owners. Please note the schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Register by September 11, 2016 to receive early registration rates!

Event Overview

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -- Welcome Reception

Taste of Ottawa Cocktail Reception
5:00pm - 9:00pm 
Glass Connections isn't just the name of our conference, it's a motto! Glass Connections is an opportunity to connect with glass and glazing professionals and leaders from across the country.  Take a tour of traditional and festive Ottawa cuisine and enjoy cocktails while you connect with old friends and new. You’ll also get a chance to network with trade show exhibitors and sponsors who help make Glass Connections an annual success! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -- Full-Day Session

6:30 a.m.    Registration, Breakfast & Trade Show

7:30 a.m.    Welcome & Opening Session

7:45 a.m.    What is Happening in the International Code Arena? (1 LU Hour)
                   Stanley Yee, Dow Corning Corporation

8:45 a.m.    Break
9:00 a.m.    Code Considerations in Fire-Rated Glass (1 LU Hour)
                   Tim Nass, SAFTI First

10:00 a.m.  Break
10:15 a.m.  How Will Sustainability Reshape Our Industry and Your Business? (1 LU Hour)
                   Mark Silverberg, Technoform

11:15 a.m.  Break

11:30 a.m.  Canadian Window Wall: Design Challenges and Opportunities (1 LU Hour)
                     George Torok, C.E.T., BSSP, Morrison Hershfield

12:30 pm.     Lunch &  Trade Show
                      Keynote Presentation: Prompt Payment
                      Glenn Ackerley, WeirFoulds, LLP

1:45 p.m.      
Using Finite Element Analysis to Optimize Structural Silicone Design (1 LU Hour)
                       Larry Carbary, Dow Corning Corporation

2:35 p.m.    Break

2:50 p.m.    Evolution of Glass (1 LU Hour)
                    Bruce Milley, Guardian Industries

3:40 p.m.    Wrap-up: What Have We Learned?


Hotel Information
Availability at the Westin is limited and the Glass Connections Room Block is Full.

Westin Ottawa:

You can contact the Westin Ottawa directly to request rooms, however the Glass Connections Room Block is full. Below is an overflow hotel located near the Westin for your consideration.

Westin Reservations: 800-325-3535

Les Suites Hotel:

Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
Having trouble booking at the Westin Ottawa?
Rooms are filling up fast at the Westin Ottawa. If you are unable to secure the accommodations you need, we recommend the nearby Les Suites Hotel Ottawa.
Premiere One Bedroom Suites: $189.00/night (Single occupancy)
Premiere Two Bedroom Suites: $299.00/night (Single/ double occupancy)
Reserve Online:
Online Password: GCC2016


In addition, the conference will host a Table Top Trade Show to give manufactureres and suppliers the opportunity to showcase their products, services and upcoming technologies. Please contact Bill Yanek at
+1 785-271-0208 or byanek@centrichq.com for more information.