The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced its 2021 Fall Conference will offer an in-person event option in addition to a virtual event.

Participants may choose to either attend physically at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix or connect virtually through the hybrid format. The conference will be held October 18-21, with registration opening in early July.

“This new hybrid format seeks to continue serving our members in every capacity, whether they are located in the U.S. or Canada, and whether they prefer to gather in person or online,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director. “The different options will offer two distinct but blended experiences that deliver the high value and interest that is customary of FGIA events.”

While the schedule for the conference is still being developed, author and body language expert Janine Driver will reprise her role as the event’s keynote speaker.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Janine Driver as our keynote speaker for the Fall Conference,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA meetings manager. “Janine was a popular speaker at our event in 2017, and we look forward to sharing her expertise with both our in-person and virtual audiences.”

Vlad has become a pandemic compliance advisor (PCA) through Health Education Services, in addition to being a certified event planner (CEP). The PCA role is tasked with enforcing actions to assure participants and staff are protected within the scope of an event from contracting or spreading COVID-19.