The new year presents new opportunities to expand your learning, and two opportunities await. All you need to do is pick the date and location of your choice.

If you’re not familiar with the Glass Expos™ program, they are time- and cost-efficient events for anyone who specifies or engages with glass and metal products. Our Glass Expos are held in cities often overlooked by national shows and can attract anywhere from a few hundred to nearly 1,000 attendees depending on the location. What’s better, they are free for subscribers to USGNN™, USGlass magazine, and Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal.

First up for the new year is the Glass Expo Southeast™ at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Taking place January 6-7, this event features seven educational sessions, including two providing AIA-certified Learning Units. You’ll accelerate your knowledge on new railing and hurricane specifications, how to select hardware that will save money and understand what the industry forecast is for the region. Plus, there will be a trade show and networking opportunities on site.

In April, we travel to New York for Glass Expo Northeast™ at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y. For this two-day event, April 6-7, industry leaders and exhibitors will again be on site to share knowledge and educate attendees on new products and services.

Both events are excellent learning opportunities for readers who want to expand their practice while staying close to home and within budget.

Attendees can sign up for one or both events at Glass Expos – Trade show, conference and exhibition management throughout North America.