2017 RETA National Conference Registration
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2017 RETA National Conference Registration

9/26/2017 to 9/29/2017
When: September 26-29, 2017
Where: Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania  97033
United States
Contact: RETA Conference Department

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Pre-Registration is now closed.  On-Site Registration will be available at the Conference in the Convention Center. If you have any questions please call RETA HQ at 541-497-2955.


"The Power of Education, The Sweet Taste of Success”

Topics and Hands-On - We are taking this to heart by offering attendees a truly robust program full of a variety of topics, including Technical Sessions in the areas of Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations. Hands-On sessions will also be available, as well as Manufacturer Specific Sessions.

Certification and Training - Attendance accrues RETA professional development hours (PDH) applicable to maintaining RETA certification. Earn up to 15 RETA PDH from the Conference program or up to 28 RETA PDH with a combination of the Refrigeration Review Course and Conference program. RETA PDH may be applied toward CIRO or CARO certification maintenance.

Exhibitors, Guest Programs and more - Besides educational tracks and the review and certification program, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and exchange information, meet vendors in the field through the exhibition & Hot Point Tracks, and attend events like the RETA Business Lunch, Rumble, & Awards Banquet!

Conference Website

For full Conference Information including Exhibitor Details and Sponsorship Opportunities click here for our Conference website. 

Registration Types

  Dates   RETA & IIAR*
Member Price
  NonMember Price

Full Conference Registration

The Full Conference Registration is the best way to see what RETA has-to offer and gain the knowledge you need to move forward in your career. Being Operator centered, This program is one not found anywhere else in the industry. Registration includes four days of educational programs, most meals, all breaks, technical session papers, Conference Program and all social events. This year, our sponsors are generously supplying a variety of great give-a-ways that you will definitely want to take home in your fabulous GEA sponsored conference bag.

  Sep 26-29    $785.00   $1,125.00

Single Day Registration 

This single day registration fee covers scheduled educational programs, meals and events for a single day. This will be for the day selected ONLY. If attending more than the one selected day, please select the full conference registration option.

  Sep 26, 27, 28 or 29   $290.00   $405.00

Review Courses - CARO, CIRO or CRES 

Online registration deadline for Review Courses is 09/01/17.  After 09/01/17 contact RETA to inquire about registering.

This Registration is for only one of the three Review Courses being offered at the National Conference. Registration includes a two-day educational program, handouts/speaker materials, 16 PDH Credits and lunch each day. Each course is limited to 30 people — registration is non-refundable. Registrants may schedule to take the RETA CARO, CIRO or CRES certification exam during the Conference week; exams fees are not included and must be paid separately (Please log on to the RETA website at www.reta.com for certification exam information). This is a non-refundable package enrollment fee.

  Sep 25 & 26   $495.00   $725.00
 Train the Trainer Course

Online registration deadline for Train the Trainer Course is 09/01/17.  After 09/01/17 contact RETA to inquire about registering.

Registration includes a three-day educational program, handouts, 24 PDH Credits and lunch each day. Limited to 30 people - registration is non-refundable. This Train the Trainer course is designed for workplaces that need trainers that will hit the ground running with a high level of adult learning tools. This is not an exercise for passing assessments, this is for people that need the skills to train in today's professional workplaces. This Train the Trainer Program is designed to benefit employees that are being asked to design and/or deliver training in the workplace. Participants learn about the learning needs of adults, planning and developing different types of training, delivering and assessing the success of the training.


  Sep 24 - 26     $1,100    *Must be a RETA Member

Guest Package (Spouse or Family Member) 

Guest fee includes complimentary activities, access to the exhibit hall and meals. Minors age 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult relative) need not register. Note: While children are welcome most activities are geared towards adults. Badges will not be issued to minor children. A Guest Package may not be used for exhibit booth personnel.

  Sep 27-29   $275.00   $275.00


Exhibitors must enter their booth number on the registration form.

  Sep 26-29   $785.00   $785.00

*IIAR Members

IIAR Members who are NOT RETA members, must contact RETA for an IIAR member discount code. Click here for the IIAR discount application form.

Guidelines for Selecting "Bill Me" During Checkout

  1. Enter a P.O. number
  2. An invoice will be automatically generated and sent to the e-mail address used in your registration. Including payment instructions
  3. Invoices not paid by September 1, 2017 are subject to cancellation without notice. 

On-Site Registration

After SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 Registration will be offered on-site ONLY. On-Site registration will be available at the conference Starting 09/25/17 2:00 pm-5:00 pm in The Chocolate Lobby.

Terms and Conditions


All cancellations are subject to a $150 processing fee. If you are unable to attend and would like a refund, written notification must be sent to and received by RETA HQ no later than 7/1/17; no exceptions. Cancellations received after 7/1/17 forfeit all fees paid. (Refrigeration Review Course and CRES Review Course fees are non-refundable.) Any Questions, please contact RETA HQ at 541-497-2955. Send refund requests to info@reta.com please include your full contact details used when registering.

A substitute delegate may attend by prior arrangement and is subject to a $33 processing fee. However, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the difference of the Full Non-Member Fee must be paid. Note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are responsible for payment in full. This fee cannot be used for future RETA National Conferences.


Your name, affiliation and contact information may be published in the delegate list which is provided to delegates, exhibitors and sponsors participating in the event.

Subject to strict conditions of use, your name and contact information may be used by other approved stakeholders such as the host body, event manager, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors about promotion, networking, revenue raising and administration of this conference.

We may use this information for the promotion of future events of this type.

Your name and organization may be added to the conference app as part of the registration process. Please advise the conference managers if you do not wish to be included in the app by emailing minette@reta.com.

RETA will never sell or give your information to organizations and/or individuals outside of the scope of the Association and this event

By providing your email address on the registration form you consent to be contacted by these methods in relation to this and future events of this type. You may opt out at any time by emailing the conference managers: mhendrickx@reta.com


Delegates and others are advised that photographs and filming may be taken during the conference and reproduced for promotional purposes.


The conference reserves the right to cancel or vary social functions if minimum numbers are not reached. Because of commitments to catering, we cannot refund social functions and additional ticket cancellations after SEPTEMBER 1, 2017. 


RETA is not responsible for either the partial or total non-execution of the contract in the event of accident, an act caused by a third party, such as Acts of God including, without limitation, credible threats of natural disaster in the geographic vicinity of the hotel, war, curtailment or interruption of transportation facilities, threats or acts of terrorism or similar acts, governmental travel advisory, a governmental elevation of the terrorism alert level, civil disturbance, the issue of a travel warning by the World Health Organization or any other cause comparable events or disaster beyond the parties’ control which prevents the hotel from accommodating the attendees of RETA 2017 for the event or if for the same reasons the event is cancelled by RETA.


It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart for the Conference. RETA cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the Conference participants and accompanying persons.

The RETA Organizers may at their entire discretion repay the delegate fee or service charge paid by the delegate, or part thereof, but shall be under no obligation to repay the whole or part of such delegate fee or service charge, and shall be under no liability to the delegate in respect of any actions, claims, losses (including consequential losses), costs or expenses whatsoever which may be brought against or suffered or incurred by the delegate, as the result of the happening of any such event.

By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to all Terms & Conditions


Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
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