The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has opened registration for the AAMA 81st Annual Conference, to be held February 19-22, 2018 in Orlando, Fla., at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

This is the first conference AAMA is hosting with the association’s new Monday-through-Thursday schedule. A special rate is guaranteed through January 26, and attendees are encouraged to book before this date. The AAMA Southeast Region 2018 Winter Meeting immediately will follow the conference in the same location, and separate registration is required.

The keynote speakers for the event will be two representatives of The Afterburners, giving a presentation called, “Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief = Win.” Afterburner Inc.’s founder Jim “Murph” Murphy started the company, which helps organizations “effectively leverage team experience, lessons learned and structure planning processes to achieve new levels of success.” The company does this with the help of the Flawless Education Cycle, a tool Murphy created after being inspired by his work as an F-15 fighter jet pilot. Two speakers closely familiar with Murphy’s philosophies will speak at the conference about them and how they can be applied to businesses.

Other speakers will cover a range of industry-specific and professional growth topics:

  • Joe Hetzel from the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association will present, “Pedestrian Doors & Vehicular Access Doors: Similarities & Differences.”
  • Dr. Fiona Solomon from the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative will give an address called, “Sustainability Standards & Certification in Raw Materials Supply Chains.”
  • Cristian Barcan from the Vinyl Institute will give an update on the vinyl industry.
  • AAMA Communications Coordinator Meryl Williams will host a workshop entitlted, “The Who, What and Why of Twitter: Better Engage Existing and Potential Customers.”

The annual awards banquet will be held the night of February 20. The dress code is business attire, and a jacket is recommended for photos. Additionally, an optional golf scramble will be held on Monday at Grand Cypress Golf Club, on a new course.

For more information or to register, follow this link.

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