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Rosemont to Host 2015 Annual RSES Conference


ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — The 78th Annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo will be held on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Chicago-O'Hare/Rosemont in Rosemont, Ill. The 2015 conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics.

The 2015 RSES conference will deliver a total learning experience for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; service technicians; operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians; engineers; sales staff; instructors; and students.

Leading HVACR manufacturers and other industry professionals will conduct many educational sessions where attendees can gain valuable industry knowledge, enhance their HVACR skills and discover new technologies.

In addition, daily educational programs will be available to members, nonmembers and students who are looking to attend a particular day of sessions rather than the entire conference.    

The following programs and events are tentatively scheduled. The kickoff event of the conference will be Battle of the Regions, which will be held Sept. 30.

The Awards Luncheon will be held Oct. 2, during which the following awards will be presented:

  • Paul B. Reed Awards
  • Emil T. Zollo, CM, Memorial Award
  • John Spence Award
  • Imperial Awards
  • To Make Life Worthwhile Awards
  • Newsletter Contest Awards
  • Rising Star Award
  • V.V. Solomon Educator/Teacher of the Year Award
  • Walter B. Stopera, CM, Speaker of the Year Award
  • RSES Distinguished Service Member of the Year Award
  • Wayburn Wilson, CMS, Memorial Award(s)
  • Vocational Instructor/School Award
  • David M. Lawson "Service of Excellence" Memorial Award
  • W.R. Barranger, CM, Manufacturers' Service Advisory Council Member of the Year Award
  • Refrigeration Contractor of the Year Award.

As part of the conference, the RSES HVACR Technology Expo will take place on Oct. 1. The trade show event will feature the latest HVACR equipment, tools and services, with manufacturer representatives on hand to answer questions and explain their products' features.

In addition, there will be special festivities including:

  • RSES Appreciation Reception
  • MSAC Ask the Experts session
  • RSES Annual Business Meeting
  • RSES Auxiliary Business Meeting
  • Closing Dinner
  • Exciting auxiliary programs
  • Preconference training, activities and tour(s).

Testing opportunities for RSES Specialized Member, RSES Certificate Member, RSES Certificate Member Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Usage certification, Universal R-410A certification and North American Technician Excellence certification will be tentatively offered on Oct. 1 and 3.

For additional information, visit rses.org.