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Western Region 2013 Spring Summit

April 30, 2013 to May 1, 2013

Event Sponsors
Caldwell Manufacturing
Quanex Building Products
Contact Kaydeen Laird for sponsorship opportunities
Online Registration is now closed for AAMA's Western Region 2013 Spring Summit at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ.

Registration Information
Meeting Highlights
Meeting Announcement, Schedule and Registration Forms
Hotel Reservations
Transportation Information

Registration Information
Members: Register online and save $25. Online registration closes April 24.

Non-Members: Paper registration is required.
Note: A $25 processing fee applies to paper registrations for Members.

New Member Sponsored Attendee Registration
Members can sponsor/invite a prospective member and/or first time attendee to the meeting activities on Tuesday, April 30 at a discounted rate of $150. A member sponsor paper registration form is required as this discounted fee is not available online.
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Meeting Highlights
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel | 2013 Western Region Spring SummitTuesday, April 30
A panel discussion that will address general ideas on how to save energy in homes as well as some specifics about how windows can positively influence this process will take place. Our panelists (Forrest Fielder (Contractor and Building Official); Eric Jackson (Quanex Building Products); Ken Nittler (WESTLab); and Wayne Dobberpuhl (Arizona Power Supply)) will then engage in an interactive discussion with the audience to get their perspective on the matter. Additionally, updates will be provided on recent Code Changes, DOE and Title 24. The very popular Dr. Esmael Adibi (Chapman University) is once again scheduled as our after-dinner speaker to provide an Economic Update.

Wednesday, May 1 (Please sign up no later than April 24)
A tour will be offered at the Palo Verde Energy Education Center in Buckeye, AZ. This facility serves as an emergency base of operations in the event of a crisis at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS) located 22 miles away. The center was designed by Arrington Watkins Architects to be an energy-efficient, state-of-the-art building and incorporates the latest technologies in creating sustainable structures to achieve this goal. Some of the green building concepts utilized in this LEED Gold Certified facility include heavy insulation for the building envelope, specialized sizing and shading on all the windows installed and the air distribution system.

Utility companies, especially those found in the Southwest, continue to offer funding opportunities to retrofit buildings for energy efficiency. Summit attendees will learn about these important efforts and how Palo Verde values fenestration as a means to ensure energy-efficient buildings.
  • Complimentary transportation will be provided. Participants are encouraged to travel with the group on the chartered bus.
  • The Energy Center (600 N. Airport Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326) is located approximately 45 minutes from the hotel. 
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Meeting Announcement, Schedule and Registration Form
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Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms is being held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ. The deadline to make room reservations has been extended to April 19. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and the group rate of $149* (plus tax) may not be available.

Reserve your room online (Note: the daily hospitality fee will be indicated on the online reservation but will be removed upon check-in and/or on the final bill.)
60 East Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 894-1400
Reservations (800) 547-8705 (be sure to mention AAMA)

*Airport transportation, wireless high speed internet in the sleeping room, local and toll-free telephone calls, incoming fax service, daily newspaper, in-room coffee service, valet/self parking and access to the fitness center are included in the group rate.
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Transportation Information
The Tempe Mission Palms and Conference Center offers transportation for individual travelers to and from Sky Harbor International Airport every ½ hr from 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily. Courtesy phones are located in the baggage claim area or you may contact the hotel directly.

LinkedIn Travel Discussion Forum
Want to coordinate your travel plans to/from the airport with other attendees? Join the LinkedIn discussion group.
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Questions/Contact Information
If you have any questions or trouble with the online registration process, please email Kaydeen Laird or call (847) 303-5859 ext. 223.


  • [AAMA conferences are] very useful for everything concerning green and energy performance for the window industry.

    Jean Marois
    ENERGI Fenestration Solutions
    Sales & Technical Manager
  • As always, the AAMA meetings are a great place to network.

    Jerry Schwabauer
    Azon USA
    VP of Sales and Marketing
  • I am new to this industry, and I’ve belonged to a number of other industry associations over the years and this one was one of the most organized and content rich conferences I have ever attended. I found the sessions were professionally run and the attendees to be passionate with their participation and ideas.

    Jim Eisenbeis
    Graham Architectural Products
    Director of Marketing
  • VEKA has been a member of AAMA since 1984. The depth of technical knowledge and positive involvement in related issues is a key reason that we consider our AAMA affiliation to be beneficial. In particular, the vinyl profile certification program is extremely important.

    Being my company’s representative at AAMA [conferences] for the last 11 years has also been a tremendous benefit to me personally. I am able to discuss technical issues with my peers and have easy access to the vendors, their knowledge and product lines.

    Kevin Seiling
    VEKA Inc.
    Vice President of Engineering & New Business Development
  • AAMA conferences represent one of the best opportunities to be able to interact with a broad base of the fenestration industry, including various component suppliers, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, laboratories, industry stakeholders, etc.

    Paul Bush
    PPG Industries
    Manager Flat Glass Technical Services

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