Express Learning Educational Sessions Return to GlassBuild America

Glass Magazine
July 26, 2019

Express Learning is back once again on the trade show floor of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo. Since launching in 2014, these 20-minute educational sessions have been providing standing-room-only crowds with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies.

The 2019 lineup for these popular "TED Talks"-style educational sessions cover a wide range of valuable education and insights from labor and codes to forecasts, threats, and product trends.

All Express Learning presentations are free to attend with GlassBuild America trade show admission.

New this year is a live Edify Studios Podcast that will offer AIA Learning Units in the HSW category.

Seeing Clearly Through the Disruption: Keeping Glass Ahead of the Curve
This live broadcast will feature Stephen Selkowitz of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and other special guests, being interviewed by hosts Brad Glauser and Brad Walker of Edify Studios. This session will address the disruptive changes that lie ahead that may impact the use of glass in buildings, particularly as the design and construction industries continue the push for next-level efficiency, sustainability and performance. It will also cover the potential instigators of the industry's next disruptive change and what companies can do to best anticipate its impact on their businesses and product lines.

Among the other topics and speakers currently scheduled to appear at GlassBuild from Sept. 17-19 in Atlanta are:
The Labor Dilemma: Engage Your Front Line to Improve the Bottom Line 
Presented by Mack and Ria Story, Top Story Leadership 

Protecting What Matters Most! Security Glazing for Schools – All Your Specification and Install Questions Answered 
Presented by Ben Baum, vice present of security sales, Consolidated Glass Holdings and Bob Cummings, vice president of architectural sales and marketing, Consolidated Glass Holdings

Protect Your Company from Inside Threats: Key Takeaways for All Business Owners 
Presented by Dustin Anderson, owner, Anderson Glass

Finding Good People is Hard. Training Them is Not. 
Presented by Jenni Chase, director of content, education & training, National Glass Association

The Best and Most Interesting Shower Enclosures of 2019 
Presented by Chris Phillips, Showcase Shower Door and Facebook's Shower Door Professionals Group 

Technical & Codes Update 
Presented by Urmilla Sowell, director of technical services and advocacy, National Glass Association and Dr. Tom Culp, National Glass Association code consultant

The Importance of Glass in Biophilia Design 
Presented by Elizabeth Cotton, product manager, AGC Glass North America

Annual Economic Forecast 
Presented by Connor Lokar, program economist, ITR Economics

Navigating the Challenges of Exit Planning and Succession 
Presented by Katy Devlin, editor in chief, Glass Magazine

After Automation: Next Steps for Fabricators 
Presented by Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist - IG systems, Quanex

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit to stay abreast of the most up-to-date schedule.

In addition to Express Learning, GlassBuild America also features the 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 5th annual Window & Door Dealer Day and 2nd annual Knowledge Bar. More than 450 exhibiting companies are expected to showcase their most innovative glass and fenestration products and services.

Registration information is available at