Conference Guest Program

RETA’s guest program registration provides a variety of activities for guests, including - 



Tuesday, September 29
9:30 am - 11:30 am

We believe in freedom of choice! RETA gives those registered for the guest program the opportunity to create your very own swag bag! On one day only — Tuesday, September 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 am — the Polaris Restaurant will be transformed into the RETA Spice Boutique. Be forewarned ... this is an exclusive boutique for RETA guests ... and guests must be present to shop. We allow one shopping trip per guest and all items are available in limited quantity while supplies last. Plan ahead to capture your share of lovelies, sparklies and warm fuzzies.

The Twisted Great Race

Wednesday, September 30
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual Susie Farley Memorial Twisted Great Race. Inaugurated in 2014, this adventure is full of twists, turns, unusual attire, laughter and lots of fun. It’s a scavenger hunt, race, puzzle and adventure all rolled into the 2015 Milk Run. Grab a partner, your smart phone and walking shoes and join in fun to milk this race for all the prizes you can! (Rumor has it that Kate Spade will be well represented.)

Hoppin' Around Milwaukee

Thursday, October 1
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hop on/hop off a Milwaukee tour bus. While out and about exploring the sites of Milwaukee, you may want to spend a little more time at one location or another and this type of tour gives you that option. Begin your tour by hopping on the bus at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and select your destination from a group of predetermined stops. The bus will continue to loop and stop at specific destinations so you can hop on and off at your convenience.

RETA Family Fued

Friday, October 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Who played June Cleaver on Leave it To Beaver? How many Grade A dairies are in Wisconsin? How many pints in 2 gallons? Who writes the Stephanie Plum series? (And, are you Team Ranger or Team Morrelli?) If you have those and other answers dancing around in your head, then you’re all set to come on down and play the RETA Family Feud! Enjoy a Mimosa, laughter and all around family camaraderie as you stretch your brain and your arms as you nab those prizes flying through the air. You never know what might come sailing by. Oh, and Barbara’s last name is Billingsley; there are11,000 Grade A dairies in Wisconsin; 16 pints in two gallons; Janet Evanovich pens the Stephanie Plum series; and it’s a toss up as to Team Ranger or Team Morrelli.

High Tea and Making Memories with RETA

Friday, October 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 2013 RETA began a special tradition of issuing a single memory bead hand-picked to represent the locale of that year’s Conference. We continue the tradition in Milwaukee, but with a twist. You are cordially invited to ascend to the Polaris atop the Hyatt Regency tower to partake of High Tea; enjoy the 360 degree view of Milwaukee; and pick up your 2015 memory bead. During tea we hope you’ll string along with the others while you create your 2015 necklace and bracelet. It’s well worth the trip up the elevator.

Special Events Also Included in the Guest Package

  • Opening General Session/Lunch (Tuesday)*
  • RETA Rumble Breakfast (Wednesday)*
  • Awards Banquet (Thursday)*
  • Casino Party (Thursday)
  • Evening Out/Oktoberfest (Friday)*
  • Gold Rush Drawing (Friday)
  • 2nd Annual Pitmaster's Competition (Friday)
  • RETA Roost - After-hours Lounge (nightly 6-10 pm)

* Limited seating events.  Make sure that you register in advance for limited seating events.


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