The Radiant Professionals Alliance will hold its annual membership meeting and conference in Chicago Sept. 18, co‐located with Mechanical Systems Week, Sept. 19‐21 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Conference attendees can participate in two education sessions, a general membership meeting, an open board meeting and an early evening reception, where the winners of the 2012 System Showcase competition will be announced.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the new, revitalized RPA,” saidKathleen Mihelich, RPA director. “The conference will be the perfect opportunity for RPA members to meet and talk with RPA’s new officers and board of directors, see and hear all about the RPA’s plans for the members, and touch base with industry peers.”

In addition to the two educational seminars during the RPA’s conference, the RPA (an endorsing partner) will present seminars for Mechanical Systems Week and will host a booth in the Mechanical Systems Week Expo. RPA member benefits for MSW include a 15% discount on Product Showcase booth space, reduced conference registration of $300 (regular rate is $495), and a hotel room block rate of $159.

Register now for the RPA Membership Meeting and Conference (separate from Mechanical Systems Week registration). The registration fee is $125 for RPA members, $150 for nonmembers. To receive special discounts for Mechanical Systems Week, go towww.radiantprofessionalsalliance.organd click on the annual conference link. For more information about RPA’s conference, contact the director by email, or by phone at 708/995‐3003.