Deep Discussion  
Architecture and  
Glass Come Together  
in Boston  
By Nick St. Denis  
ooking to connect with the provide all who work with architectural Scientific research;  
brightest minds in the architec- glass the opportunity to share ideas,vi- Case studies;  
tural glass and glazing industry? sions and new technologies with in- Interior and exterior; and  
• Security, fire-rated and laminated  
GlassCon Global encourages collab-  
• A forum for the presentation of new oration within the architectural glass  
technologiesandproductdevelopment; and glazing industry in the develop-  
Here’s a tip: they’ll be in Boston this dustry professionals.  
summer—for the specific purpose of  
The event’s more than 20 hours of  
sharing knowledge and ideas with peo- programming includes:  
ple like you.  
GlassCon Global, an educational  
conference and technical symposium Education and information for archi- ment of new building systems and  
bringing together all segments of the  
design/build and construction indus-  
tries, will be held July 6-9, 2016, at the  
tects, engineers, specifiers, owners, technologies.  
In addition to the many educational  
workshops, the event will also feature  
developers and leaders in the glass  
and glazing industry; and  
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel Collaboration among manufactur- additional opportunities in networking  
in Boston.  
ers, designers and end users to fur- and learning.  
For more information, visit s  
The three-day event is dedicated to  
the exploration and advancement of ar-  
chitectural glass and glazing technol-  
ther the architectural glass and  
glazing industry.  
The event will feature more than 40  
ogy and products.It is administered by technical presentations and will pro-  
FCA International and joins architects, vide Continuing Education System  
designers, engineers, academics and (CES) credits for American Institute of  
students with glass and glazing con- Architects (AIA) members.  
tractors, fabricators and manufacturers Some of the topics to be covered in  
to explore the latest in glass research, the 2016 sessions are:  
N i c k S t . D e n i s is the  
assistant editor of USGlass  
magazine. He can be reached  
design and application.  
• NetZero, energy and sustainability;  
GlassCon Global was designed to High performance use of glass;  
The Architect’s Dream List Panel discussed design ideas and innovations at  
the last GlassCon Global in 2014. (From left to right: Graham Dodd, Arup;  
Michel Michno, Enclos; Christoph Timm, SOM; and Winfried Heusler, Schuco.)  
S(ascohf 0e5/d14u/l2e016a) t a Glance  
Wednesday, July 6  
12:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Registration Open  
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  
Grand Welcome Reception  
Thursday, July 7  
:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
Registration Open  
:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  
Networking Breakfast  
:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening and Welcome, Presentations from  
RIBA and AIA  
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plenary Session: The Role of Glass in  
Adaptive Façades  
1:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch  
2:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Technical Presentations (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)  
:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  
:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  
:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  
Afternoon Break  
Technical Presentations (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)  
Cocktail Hour and Mystery Networking Dinner  
Friday, July 8  
:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  
Registration Open  
:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  
Networking Breakfast  
:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session – Transatlantic Debate  
0:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Break  
0:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Technical Presentations (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)  
2:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch  
:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  
:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  
Technical Presentations (Tracks 1, 2 and 3)  
Afternoon Break  
Plenary Session: Stimulating Glass  
Innovation through University Curriculum  
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  
Young Researchers Awards  
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closing Celebration: Spirit of Boston Sunset  
Dinner Cruise on Boston Harbor  
Saturday, July 9  
:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  
Networking Breakfast  
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session – The Economist Who  
Loved Me  
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Break  
10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Plenary Session – XX(X)L Glass: Logistics,  
Quality Control & Assurance  
*This schedule is subject to change without notice. Please  
visit the official event website at for  
the most current schedule of events.  
This year’s GlassCon Global features a jam-packed slate of plenary sessions  
and technical presentations on various aspects of architectural glass and  
glazing. The event, to be held in Boston, encourages collaboration between  
the architect/design community and glass industry.  
June 2016 | USGlass, Metal & Glazing