The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) has opened registration for its 2013 Annual Conference, scheduled for February 5-8, 2013 at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans.

“We are very excited about this annual conference,” says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “Our members have been looking forward to the best technical presentations and programming in a setting that always brings a smile. We will have a week filled with solid IG technology work, but mix in a bunch of networking fun, an IGMA…staple.”

The event program includes a numer of speakers and presentations. On the first day Dr. Werner Wagner of Sika will discuss “European Gas Loss Testing and Related Benefits.” On day two, attendees can take part in a virtual walk-through of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) new testing facilities led by Stephen Selkowitz, LBNL’s department head of building technologies, environmental energy technologies division.

A third industry presentation will be led by Michael Collins, managing director and partner of Chicago-based Building Industry Advisors LLC, who will address the question, “How is the industry faring?”

In addition to the educational sessions, the conference will offer a number of networking and social activities. This year participants can take part in the president’s masquerade ball.

“IGMA will embrace the history and atmosphere of New Orleans in many unique ways,” says IGMA president Dave Cooper of Guardian Industries Corp. “One of the big draws for our annual conference is the city itself, naturally. IGMA has always had a signature style at our events to bring out the best networking opportunities for our members, along with a fun event. New Orleans will be no different. You’re just going to have to be there to understand.”

A discounted registration fee is available before January 6. Registration for the event is now available online at the IGMA website at

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