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With autumn's cooler weather, we get to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, falling leaves and GlassBuild America! AAMA is looking forward to a great show this year. We'll be presenting an Express Learning session, sponsoring Window & Door Dealer Days and playing "Are You Smarter than a FenestrationMaster?" Our team might even need one of those lattes with an extra shot of espresso to keep up.

Dean Lewis | AAMA | Express Learning
Dean Lewis, AAMA Technical Manager, Training and Education, leads an Express Learning session about field testing during last year’s show.
Express Learning
Now in its third year, Express Learning will take place live on the GlassBuild America tradeshow floor. These popular TED Talks-style educational sessions will address the business and product trends affecting each of the industry’s unique segments, from full-service glass companies and contract glaziers, to glass and metal fabricators, to residential window and door manufacturers and dealers.

AAMA will present "Window Safety is Everyone's Responsibility." Falls from a window can result in serious injury or death, especially for children. I'll take the stage to share what you can do as a manufacturer or dealer to spread awareness about this important safety issue. Everyone is welcome to attend this session on Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. in booth 213. Stop by after the presentation to learn more. We'll be right across from the Express Learning area.

Window & Door Dealer Days
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA) will host its second annual Window & Door Dealer Days October 19–20 during the show. Providing a unique venue for owners and top management of retail window and door businesses to see the latest fenestration products, this year the event will be hosted in The Dream Showroom. Register today to: learn about current market conditions and best business practices; meet and network with industry peers and vendors; and connect with the right solutions to help make their businesses more profitable.

As a first-year silver sponsor, AAMA receives two complimentary registrations. If you'd like to use one for yourself or a customer, submit a comment below, and we'll hook you up!

RUsmarter game at GlassBuild
Brenda Breighner, Jim Snyder and Wayne Breighner (left to right) play “Are You Smarter Than a FenestrationMaster?” at GlassBuild America.
FenestrationMasters Discounts
Because an education focus on Wednesday and Thursday just weren't enough, we'll be hosting the game show, "Are You Smarter than a FenestrationMaster?" every single day of GlassBuild, even on Friday! Stop by our booth to answer quiz questions , and we'll give you a 5 percent discount on FenestrationMasters courses and exams for each correct answer. Not only do you have the chance to win a 25 percent discount during the show, you can also play online before you even get to Vegas.

The game will be played on both LinkedIn and Twitter every Monday and Wednesday, respectively, at 12:30 p.m. EDT from September 12 through October 12. The first five respondents with the correct answer will receive a 5 percent discount each week for up to 25 percent off FenestrationMasters courses and exams. To participate in the online contest, follow AAMA on Twitter (@AAMAInfo) or search for the contest hashtag, #RUsmarter. Or, join our LinkedIn group to increase your chances of winning.

The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationsMasters program—the industry resource for comprehensive professional education and certification. By competing during the online contest and at the show, you could earn up to a 50 percent discount toward courses and exams.

My favorite part of any industry event is seeing all of you! Stop by our booth to say Hi!, or we can pop over to Starbucks...your choice on the flavor of latte. Of course, I recommend pumpkin spice!