Top Glass 2020 Call for Papers

Top Glass is inviting submissions for educational presentations. To be considered for the Top Glass program, please submit a proposal for a one-hour seminar discussion to Patrick Flannery, Editor, Top Glass at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1. Presenters should be an acknowledged expert in the topic area, able to elaborate on the presentation in response to questions from attendees.
2. Presentations must be generic and educational, free of promotions of any particular company or product. The presenter’s company may be mentioned briefly as background information.
3. The topic material must be of interest to professionals in the commercial glass building industry, including architects, building engineers, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and/or glaziers/installers.
4. All material must be the original intellectual property of the presenter or used with permission of the original source.
5. Use of video in support materials is acceptable, but should be restricted to a small portion of the overall presentation time.
6. Exclusive presentations not previously offered elsewhere are strongly preferred. At least some of the material should be new.
7. Presentations must adhere to a high level of technical sophistication and accuracy.
8. Presentations qualifying attendees for continuing education credits from a recognized industry authority (eg. AIA, OAA) are strongly preferred.
9. Presentation support materials must be shared in advance with Top Glass organizers for review.

Submission deadline is NOVEMBER 4, 2020.

Frank Zechner

Frank Zechner

Frank Zechner, an engineer by training and head of the Canadian National Window Wall Association since its inception in 2014 and one senior technical expert from one of the five CNWWA members (State Window Corporation, BV Glazing Systems, Toro Aluminum, Quest Window Systems, Inc. or Sky-Window Technologies Inc.)
Mark S. Jacobson

Mark S. Jacobson

Mark is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for over 10 years in architectural and photovoltaic applications. Mark provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass and is a member of CSI. He worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 5 years with Kuraray and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
Tim Nass

Tim Nass

VP of Sales

Tim Nass has over 27 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice President of National Sales at SAFTI FIRST, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects and contract glaziers.
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