Call For Abstracts

Deadline for submissions: October 15th, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at ABAA’s 9th Annual Conference & Trade Show.

The 2020 Conference will be held on April 7-8, 2020 in Reston, VA.

If you are submitting a technical presentation, here is a listing of potential topics that have been identified as priorities:

  • Climate specific design guidance in regards to wall assembly and vapor permeability of air barrier
  • Trouble shooting of common issues during construction
  • Solutions to common issues with design, construction or inspection
  • Research conducted that impact air barriers or other related building enclosure components
  • Specific methods and details for typical situations, including roof/wall, window/wall, curtainwall and storefront, below grade, floor to floor, etc.
  • Case studies of projects with unusual or difficult design or construction
  • Product durability and long-term performance
  • Glazing, windows, curtain walls
  • Below grade waterproofing
  • Roofing systems, roof air barrier assemblies
  • Overall building enclosure coordination

    Three presentation tracks available:

    • Track 1: Building Enclosures
    • Track 2: Air Barriers


    Download a copy of AIA Guidelines on how to write learning objectives: click here

    The Conference Committee will review the proposal topics and selected courses. Conference presenters should be industry experts with the intent to provide unbiased information in a classroom setting. Presentations designed to promote a specific product, company or service will not be selected. Presentations shall be 60 minutes in length.

    If your abstract is accepted you will be required to submit your completed presentation by February 1st, 2020. This will be reviewed by the Conference Committee and any feedback will be sent to you.

    When completing the form, please have your presentation titles, descriptions and session objectives prepared for the proposal you plan to submit before going any further.

    The deadline October 15th, 2019.

    Speakers will be notified of final decisions at a later date. Each presenter (able to submit up to two sessions) will receive a complimentary conference pass, which includes access into all education sessions, exhibit hall and welcome reception.

    Travel and hotel expenses are NOT reimbursed.

    SPEAKER agrees to provide and comply with the following (among others):

    • SPEAKER shall provide an electronic copy (using ABAA’s presentation template) of his/her handout(s) to ABAA for distribution to attendees enrolled in his/her session(s).
    • SPEAKER shall ensure handouts and presentation are free of any self-promotion or product endorsements.
    • SPEAKER shall adhere to conference deadlines.
    • SPEAKER shall submit a copy of their presentation (using ABAA’s presentation template) a minimum of three weeks in advance of the conference date.
    • SPEAKER shall not be allowed to present at the conference if a copy of his/her presentation is not submit by deadline.
    • SPEAKER acknowledges that ABAA shall make his/her presentation publicly available (ie. upload to website) and available for distribution at ABAA’s sole discretion.

      Your information:

      Speaker Information

      Speaker 1

      Speaker 2 (if applicable)


      (1000 character limit – including spaces)

      If your abstract is accepted, this will be posted on the ABAA website.

      Learning Objectives

      Please provide four objectives starting with verbs such as review, describe, discuss, etc.

      Please do not use terms such as “understand” or “learn”. If learning objectives do not meet AIA requirements, the abstract will be returned for modification and re-submission.

      For learning objective guidelines see Appendix A – AIA Guidelines for writing learning objectives.

      Proposal – Type of Presentation

      The level of content is:


      Proposal – Education Track

      My abstract falls under:

      Building EnclosuresAir Barriers


      Have you presented this program at other events and conferences?


      Attach a file: (Word, PDF, max 5mb)