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VITRUM™ Glass Group is pleased to announce Glass Talks 2021 will be held on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021.  This annual half-day architectural event hosted by VITRUM™ Glass Group, Canada’s leading glass fabricator. This year’s event will consist of 3 educational presentations for a total offering of three AIBC credits.

Along with the 3 wonderful presentations, 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.

Throughout the year we listen to clients as they present project challenges and obstacles. Glass Talks provides a chance to connect with others in the industry having similar issues, and offers the architectural and design community an opportunity to learn about the issues that they’ve presented to us as the most prevalent or challenging. Our speakers are industry leaders that will share unique perspectives and opportunities to overcome challenges on their specific area of expertise.

Date:             May 25th, 2021
Time:            7:45 – 11:30am
Location:      Virtual Zoom Meeting




FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS – will receive a $5 gift card for a breakfast treat from Starbucks as gifted by our Coffee Break 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 2021. Glass Talks is an annual educational conference hosted by Canada’s leading glass fabricator, VITRUM™ Glass Group.

    This half-day, highly informative virtual 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, 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 virtual seat at this year’s conference.

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

    Glass Talks 2020 is eligible for 3 Core LU’s

  • Schedule
    7:45am-8:00amOpening Remarks
    8:00am – 9:00amIridescence In Architectural Glass, presented by Jon Griggs from Guardian Glass
    9:00am-9:10amPrize Draw Presented by Guardian Glass
    Commercial Breaks
    9:15am-10:15amArchitectural Glazing Color Uniformity, presented by Paul Di Cesare from Vitro Architectural Glass
    Commercial Breaks
    10:25am-11:25amGlass Door Solutions, presented by David Charko from Assa Abloy
    11:30am-11:35amFinal Prize Draw Presented by Guardian Glass
    11:35am-11:45amClosing Remarks


  • Sessions

    Engaging Educational sessions

    Attend three 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 3 AIBC credits.

    S1 – Iridescence In Architectural Glass

    Presenter: Jon Griggs, Guardian Glass

    A focus on iridescence in architectural window glazing: what it is; the causes; conditions that increase its visibility; and mitigation practices.

    Jon Griggs is a Senior Field Service Engineer at Guardian Glass. Mr. Griggs specializes in the technical aspects of architectural glazing fabrication and manages Guardian’s SunGuard certification program. He is also active in representing Guardian Glass at the National Glass Association.

    S2 – Architectural Glazing Color Uniformity

    Presenter: Paul Di Cesare, Vitro Architectural Glass  

    The purpose of this presentation is to describe the basics of color, how it’s perceived, how it relates to various Low-E glazing types and applications in the commercial building design and installation process, and the Industry Standard that defines color uniformity for Low-e Glass in Architectural Glazing.

    Paul Di Cesare has been with Vitro since 1994 and currently holds the title of Manager, Architectural Quality Assurance.    He oversees Vitro’s field service team and contacts and provides technical services and field support across commercial construction, residential window and specialty markets.

    Di Cesare holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Ashland University. He is based near Allentown, Pennsylvania.


    S3 – Glass Door Solutions

    Presenter: David Charko, Assa Abloy

    The course is intended to provide an overview of Division 08 all-glass swinging doors and architectural hardware for glass openings. The presentation will cover the industry standards used in the design and specification for glass and the different types of door construction.

    The course includes a breakdown of the components used in a glass door system with detailed information about various types of mechanical and electronic products used on glass openings.

    David Charko is the Director of Business Development with ASSA ABLOY DSS Canada. David had led the regional sales and specification development for glass hardware at dormakaba for eight years before joining ASSA ABLOY to bring their new Glass Solutions portfolio to Canada and lead the sales and business development nationally.

    As Director of Business Development, David now leads the glass, specifications and marketing teams in Canada with a focus on DSS Canada’s digital transformation, software solutions and product/content marketing advancement.


  • Prizes

    prize sponsor

    Guardian Glass Group has graciously donated 2 prize baskets valued at $250 each! Prizes will be drawn during the event, and winners must be present to claim gift.


    Our Coffee Break Sponsor, Vitro Architectural Glass are 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.

  • 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 – – 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?
    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 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. Vitrum will ship the gift basket to an address specified by the winner.

    Q: How & when will I receive my Starbucks gift card.
    A: The first 100 registrants will receive a Starbucks gift card courtesy of Vitro 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 May 25th, 2021.