The Radiant Panel Association will hold two Radfests this year, the first next month and another near Washington, D.C., this October.
Radfest West will take place April 26-27, Denver, Colo., featuring speakers, seminars and a trade show. The festivities also will include an opportunity to enroll in the Radiant Basics and Radiant Precision classes.
Radfest West begins with an evening reception, April 26. The next day, breakfast roundtable discussions called RadNet Live, a name borrowed from the RPA's RadNet online bulletin board, will provide attendees with an interesting lineup of topics, such as estimating, solar-powered radiant, marketing and more moderated by some of the industry's leading authorities.
By midmorning, Scott Friedman will present a keynote speech, combining humor and motivation. He will help participants master change, relieve stress and burnout, develop their own sense of humor, and create more value in their careers.
The RadFest show floor opens at 12 noon. The RPA anticipates having 50-60 displays. In addition to exhibits, the show floor also will feature three separate “Pit Stop” areas, featuring 90-minute seminars held throughout the day. Show goers can learn the latest in control strategies and integrated house controls. Pit Stop topics include controls, water treatment in hydronic heating systems, electric radiant systems and others.
The RadFest show floor and Pit Stops will be open until 8 p.m.
For anyone interested in the RPA Radiant Outfitters Schools, the Radiant Basics school will be conducted April 26th. This all-day school provides a foundation for anyone getting into the field of hydronic radiant heating and has an informative section on electric systems. Students receive the Radiant Outfitters Survival Kit that includes a home study package complete with a Radiant Basics manual, RPA Guidelines, a two CD-ROM set of John Siegenthaler teaching the class and other helpful reference materials.
The Radiant Precision school will be held April 27. This class delves into the advanced controls used in hydronic radiant heating. Radiant Precision is for the contractor or designer who wants to gain more knowledge about working with high-end controls and fine tuning radiant systems. Pre-registration is required for either of these Radiant Outfitters schools.
Finally, the RPA Certification Exam will held 4:30-6:30 p.m., April 26. For information on pre-qualification and registration, visit the www.RPAcampus.com. Schedules and topics for Pit Stops and the RadNet roundtables, as well as all other RadFest information and accommodations can be found at www.RPAconference.com or call the Radiant Panel Association at 800/660-7187.
Look for more details about Radfest East, Oct. 11-12 in Chantilly, Va., in future issues of PM.