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AAMA National Summer Conference

June 5, 2011 to June 8, 2011

Registration is now closed for AAMA’s 2011 Summer Conference. Join us for our 2011 Fall Conference this September. The event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Platinum Sponsor

Event Highlights
Registration Information
Conference Information, Schedule and Forms
Hotel Reservations
Transportation/Hotel Parking

Sunday, June 5
Join us for our traditional AAMA Golf Tournament which tees off at 12:00 noon at the Theodore Wirth Golf Course – approximately 15 minutes from the Hyatt. After a relaxing afternoon, you are invited to our Welcome Reception at 6:00

Monday, June 6
During the Opening General Session (7:30 a.m.), important conference topics will be introduced as well as new developments within the association and the industry. Attend this session to gather valuable information about meeting sessions to be sure to include in your conference participation plans. Updates will be provided on the following marketing programs: FenestrationMasters™ training program, 2010/2011 industry market study data and the Certification Promotional Campaign.

Keynote Speaker – Today’s Economy 12:45 p.m.
William B. Greiner is president and chief investment officer for Scout Investments and is the lead portfolio manager for the Scout Global Equity Strategy. Mr. Greiner brings over 30 years of investment experience. In 2005, he was named BusinessWeek’s Stock Market Strategist of the Year. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Television, CNBC and CNBC Worldwide and has been featured in major financial publications such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine discussing his views on the U.S. economy and capital markets.

Tuesday, June 7
US DOE Roadmap Presentation 4:30 p.m.
“Windows for Today and Tomorrow” Presented by Marc LaFrance, DOE Technology Development Manager will highlight the key research and development areas that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working on to achieve high performance energy efficient windows.

Wednesday, June 8
Each AAMA national conference includes a comprehensive schedule of meetings covering a wide range of topics. For members who are unable to attend every meeting session of interest to you, the Closing General Session (2:15 p.m.) is one meeting you can’t afford to miss.
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Members: Register online and receive a $50 discount. Online registration is now closed. Please contact Florica Vlad to register.

Non-Members: Paper registration is required. A printable form is available by clicking here. Members: A $50 processing fee applies to paper registrations.

Payment: A credit card or check must be provided at the time your registration is submitted.
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Attendees will receive a flash drive and a small conference packet at no additional cost upon checking in onsite. The flash drive will contain individual agenda files, procedures, member lists and previous conference minutes. The files will also be emailed to attendees prior to the event. The entire agenda book will also be available here when it is completed. (back to top)

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (view a map of the hotel)
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN

The cut-off date for hotel reservations is May 19, 2011. After this date, rooms will be confirmed on a space-available basis and the special reduced group rate of $174 (plus tax) may not be available. This rate includes complimentary wireless internet in the sleeping rooms.

Make your reservations online or by phone at (800) 233-1234.
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Please consider sponsoring an event at the AAMA National Summer Conference and join the following companies who are generously sponsoring events. Thank you Sponsors, for your continued support. Learn how to become a sponsor.

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor – Formosa Plastics
Golf Hole (in support of AAMA's Scholarship Program) – Air-Ins and GED Integrated Solutions

Thank you to the following generous sponsors from AAMA's 74th Annual Conference:
Platinum – Sapa Extrusions
Gold – Edgetech IG
Silver – Dow Corning
Bronze – Caldwell Manufacturing and Ultrafab
Golf Hole (in support of AAMA's Scholarship Program) – Air-Ins, Edgetech IG and GED Integrated Solutions
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The Hyatt is located 20 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Taxi: Approximately $40/one way 

Super Shuttle Service: $16.00 one way, $32.00 round trip (cash or pre-pay credit card)
  • From airport to hotel: Runs every 15 minutes between 4:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. After 11:00 p.m. and before 4:30 a.m., please call Super Shuttle to arrange pick up. Follow the signs for Hotel Shuttles and Scheduled Vans to the Ground Transportation Atrium. The Super Shuttle guest service desk is located near the center of the shuttle area. Service is available 24 hours.
  • From hotel to airport: Reservations must be made at least one and a half to two hours in advance. Reservations can be made by calling Super Shuttle at (800) 258-3826 or sending a fax to (612) 827-6777.
Metro Transit Bus/Light Rail from hotel to airport:
At the bus stop directly across the street from Hyatt, take any north-bound bus on Nicollet Mall for $1.75 (or $2.25 depending on rush hour times). Be sure to ask the driver for a transfer to the Light Rail as you pay your fare. Depart the bus at 5th street and take the Light Rail to the airport. Keep your transfer handy in case you are asked to present it.

Greyhound Bus Station: About 7 blocks, approx $5.00 by Taxi.

Amtrak Station: In St. Paul, about 8 miles, approx $19.00 by Taxi.

Local bus system: Major bus lines going to or connecting to all parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul stop in front of the hotel. Buses can be taken from in front of the hotel, all the way down the Nicollet Mall for a special fare of only $0.50 (called the “downtown zone”).

Hotel Parking
Valet Parking: $28 per day
Self Parking: $17 per day

Avis Car Rental
Make Online Reservations or reservation by phone: (800) 331-1600
Use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: J624420 when making your reservation
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If you have any questions or need assistance with the online registration process, please email Florica Vlad or call (847) 303-5859 ext. 263.
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  • Several of the sessions I attended [during the conference] were excellent with information that allows our company to focus on the upcoming issues that we will face. By attending it allows us to not be blindsided by market changes we did not know about.

    Emory Budzinski
    Weather Shield Mfg.
  • My company has been an AAMA member continuously for nearly 40 years. Perhaps the greatest value of AAMA membership lies in the opportunity to network one-on-one [during AAMA conferences]. In general, AAMA is very responsive to the needs of the industry, addressing important issues and pursuing solutions to problems. Everyone has an equal voice, a time to be heard and their viewpoint seriously considered.

    Is it justified? Absolutely! I can honestly say there has never been a time when I have questioned the value of our investment of time and dollars in AAMA.

    Henry Taylor
    Architectural Testing, Inc.
  • [AAMA conferences are] very useful for everything concerning green and energy performance for the window industry.

    Jean Marois
    Royal Window & Door Profiles
    Senior Product Development 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
  • In the last five years, we started to get involved in AAMA attending both National [conferences] and Regional meetings. AMSCO Windows has found that being involved has been very beneficial in both marketing and product development. The information provided by AAMA has helped our business. I feel we are a stronger company because of the AAMA relationship.

    Joe Jonely
    AMSCO Windows
    Vice President of Engineering
  • 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
  • As a company, Quanex aspires to be a leader in our industry. AAMA sponsorships have always been a very visible testament to Quanex’ support of our customers/ and manufacturers, who are the heart and soul of the good work that AAMA is doing. Support of AAMA events that have the best interest of our industry in mind is something that Quanex intends to stand behind both now and into the future. 

    Mike Hovan
    Quanex Building Products
    Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing
  • Our company has been a member for almost 30 years. We have dedicated our resources to AAMA because we believe by being involved in standards writing, lobbying, and ensuring our window product is installed properly, we can grow and protect our industry.

    Our company has benefited not only by participating in the writing and revising of standards that govern our industry, but also by expanding and strengthening contacts with industry vendors and manufacturers at AAMA conferences.

    Mike Kinard
    Kinro, Inc.
    Vice President of Engineering and Marketing
  • 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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