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VITRUM™ Glass Group is pleased to announce Glass Talks 2022 will be held on Thursday, June 16th, 2022.  This is an annual half-day architectural event hosted by VITRUM™ Glass Group, Canada’s leading glass fabricator. This year’s event will consist of three educational presentations and one plant tour for a total offering of four AIBC Core LUs.

Along with the four informative presentations, you will have the opportunity to interact with primary glass suppliers and other key players from within the architectural design industry. This free event is being offered exclusively to professionals in the building design industry – Architects, Spec Writers, Engineers, Glaziers, Builders and Developers.

For in-person attendees, the event will be culminated by our 25th Anniversary Celebration with good food, lively music, and refreshing beverages.

Date:             June 16th, 2022
Time:            1:00 – 7:00pm
Location:      Vitrum Glass Group Facility in Langley, BC and Virtual Zoom Meeting




FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS – will receive a $5 gift card from Starbucks as gifted by our Gold Sponsor –Vitro Architectural Glass

DURING GLASS TALKS – Guardian Glass will be giving away 2 grand prizes, valued at $250 each!






  • Description

    VITRUM™ Glass Group would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your co-workers to attend Glass Talks 2022. Glass Talks is an annual educational conference hosted by Canada’s leading glass fabricator, VITRUM™ Glass Group.

    This half-day, highly informative conference will offer in-depth discussions on some of the most topical issues in the industry today. Led by a team of experts, each session will guide us through some of the most prevalent issues, challenges, and opportunities facing design professionals, builders, and developers.

    Along with the 3 wonderful presentations and a plant tour, you will have the opportunity to hear from primary glass suppliers and others key players from within the architectural design industry.

    This free event is being offered exclusively to professionals in the building design industry – Architects, Spec Writers, Engineers, Glaziers, Builders and Developers.

    Space is limited – REGISTER TODAY and  guarantee your in-person or virtual seat at this year’s conference.

    For more information please contact Mikhala Vail – or Maria Manning – – 604-882-3513

    Glass Talks 2022 is eligible for up to 4 AIBC Core LU’s

  • Schedule
    12:00pmRegistration Open, Table Top Exhibits Open
    1:00pm – 2:00pmSession 1: Understanding Smart Glass Technologies, presented by Crystal Petersen from Halio Inc.
    2:00pm – 3:00pmSession 2: Understanding Embodied Carbon in Glass by Chris Fronsoe from Vitro Architectural Glass
    3:00pm – 3:15pmBreak, Table Top Exhibits Open, Commercial Breaks (via Zoom)
    3:15pm-4:15pmSession 3: Energy Savings Challenge:  Passive House vs Triple Glazing vs Inside Surface Low-e  by Guardian Glass
    4:15pm-5:15pmSession 4: Plant Tour by Vitrum Glass Group
    5:15pm-5:30pmGlass Talks 2022 Closing Remarks and Welcome for Vitrum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
    5:15pm-7:00pmVitrum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, Table Top Exhibits Open


  • Sessions

    Engaging Educational sessions

    Attend four AIBC accredited sessions led by industry experts. Featuring focused educational content that is highly topical for the architectural, building, and glazing community. You must be in attendance for the full event to receive the four AIBC Core LU credits  (for in person attendees) or three AIBC Core LU credits (for virtual attendees).

    S1 – understanding smart glass technologies

    Presenter: Crystal Petersen, Halio Inc.

    Explore the different smart glass technologies that are available in the market and their applications in architectural design. New technological advances make it possible to achieve the daylighting for which a building has been designed while still meeting energy efficiency, sustainability standards, and wellness standards

    Crystal Petersen is a Senior Market Development Manager at Halio Smart-Tinting Glass. She is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities, providing product design and technical information to architects, glaziers, developers, engineers, owners, and consultants across the West Coast. Crystal has been in the building materials industry for over 24 years, working with Mannington Mills, Delta Faucet Company, Rockfon Ceilings, and Guardian Glass. She thrives on helping customers by being their go to resource, providing consultative support from concept to construction. Design runs in her blood with her mother being an artist whose work is in the Smithsonian and had a once in a lifetime opportunity to help decorate the White House for Christmas.

    S2 – understanding embodied carbon in glass

    Presenter: Chris Fronsoe, Vitro Architectural Glass  

    As architects and glaziers work to design and construct building projects in a more sustainable manner, the consideration of embodied carbon has become a bigger factor in understanding the overall impact of a project’s carbon footprint. As such, it is important to first understand the role embodied carbon plays in glass production.

    Chris Fronsoe is a National Architectural Manager at Vitro Architectural Glass for commercial projects in the Northwest Region. Formerly, a manager and sommelier for a four-time awarded Top 100 Wine Restaurant by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

    Chris brings years of experience working with general contractors, glaziers, architects and glass fabricators. For the commercial glass market, he brings design knowledge for both vertical and sloped glazing projects. Furthermore, Chris worked with top executive and scientific research teams for the solar, automotive and appliance glass market segments. In previous roles Fronsoe has been active working with glass fabricators worldwide and setting up global distribution networks.

    A graduate of George Fox College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Organizational Leadership. Chris served on technical committees with the Glass Association of North America and the National Glass Association and has been a featured speaker at Glass Performance Days, GlassCon Global and Façade Tectonics.

    S3 – Energy Savings Challenge:  Passive house vs Triple glazing vs Inside Surface Low-e

    Presenter:  Guardian Glass

    Architectural Glass technology continues to evolve. This results in glass coatings which can provide immediate and longer-term energy costs savings for all types of commercial and residential buildings, especially those targeting net-zero or (near) passive house standards. During the presentation we will discuss the most important performance requirements and how glass can contribute to energy savings during the operational phase of buildings.

    S4 – Vitrum Plant Tour

    Presenter: Vitrum Glass Group

    Join us for an in-depth behind the scenes tour of western Canada’s largest glass fabricator, while earning one AIBC Core LU. You will have the opportunity to see the products you specify being created right in front of you. Tour highlights include: Insulated Glass Units, Tempering, Lamination, Custom Glass Fabrication, Silk-Screened and Spandrel Glass.

  • Prizes

    prize sponsor

    Our Gold Sponsor, Vitro Architectural Glass is  generously giving away $5 Starbucks gift cards to the first 100 enrolled attendees! These gift cards/vouchers will be emailed out prior to the event.

    Guardian Glass, our Gold Sponsor is also graciously giving away 2 grand prizes during Glass Talks valued at $250 each.  Winners must be present to claim the prize.

  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: My colleague didn’t receive an invitation, can they come?
    A: Yes, if your colleague is an architect, spec writer, interior designer, engineer, glazier, builder or developer, they are welcome to attend this event. Kindly have them RSVP to expedite their registration on the day of the event to Mikhala Vail – or Maria Manning – – 604-882-3513

    Q: Do I need to be an AIBC member to attend this event?
    A: No, you do not. This event is open to all members of the design industry. The AIBC Continuing Education credits are an additional bonus for those members that need them, but in no way is this event limited to those members.

    Q: I am a member of AIA, can I still receive credits?
    A: Unfortunately, Glass Talks is only accredited through AIBC, and is not eligible for credits through any other organization. Vitrum Glass is happy to provide a proof of attendance which can be self-submitted.

    Q: How do I receive AIBC credits if attending in person?
    A: In person attendees will have to register upon arrival at the event. This list will be submitted to AIBC as a record of attendees. You must be in attendance for the entire event to receive the 4 AIBC credits.

    Q: How do I receive AIBC credits if attending via Zoom?
    A: Zoom will keep track of all email addresses used to view the presentations. This list will be submitted to AIBC as a record of attendees. You must be in attendance for the entire event to receive the 3 AIBC credits.

    Q: When will the credits be applied to my AIBC account?
    A: VITRUM™ Glass Group will submit our records to AIBC no later than 1 week after the event.

    Q: I can’t watch live, will this be recorded for future viewing?
    A: Unfortunately, these presentations will not be recorded, and will not be available for future viewing opportunities.

    Q: How & when will I receive my Starbucks gift card?
    A: The first 100 registrants will receive a Starbucks gift card courtesy of Vitro Architectural Glass.  This gift/card voucher will be emailed to you after the first 100 people register.  You can expect to receive it prior to the June 16, 2022 event.

    Q: How do I win the Guardian Gift Basket?
    A: There will be 2 prize draws during the event.  Winners must be present to claim the prize.