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Registration Now Open!

What: RETA 2018 National Conference

When: November 6- 9, 2018

Where: Dallas, Texas

Who's Invited: All Professionals and Students working in or affiliated with anyone in the Industrial Refrigeration community

Registration Cut Off Date:  October 15, 2018.  All other registrations after this date will need to register at the on-site registration desk at Conference.

2018 Golf Tournament at RETA National Conference

When: Monday, November 5, 2018

Where: Tour 18 - Flower Mound, TX

Click here to learn more and to register

2018 RETA National Pitmaster BBQ - Teams Wanted!

When: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time:  Grilling competition starts 3:00 pm; Judging & BBQ starts 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join in on the competition and "Get your grill on!"  We supply everything but the technique.

Contact Minette to get your team registered:

Enhance Your Abilities - Become an Expert -  Experience Community

The 2018 Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA 2018) Annual National Conference taking place November 6-9, 2018 is more than just a Conference. RETA 2018 is a champion for those working on the ground within and for the Industrial Refrigeration industry and provides unmatched opportunities to enhance their careers.

Attending RETA 2018 you will find colleagues, leaders, and policymakers in the fields of Operations, Engineering, Management and Compliance that will deliver connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies that you need to implement effective professional learning while obtaining PDH Credits.  

The RETA National Conference is the only all-encompassing program in the country that caters to all levels of experience and positions within Industrial Refrigeration. No matter what level of career, RETA is focused on your success. Not only by offering highly regarded educational content but by offering networking and social opportunities, and a platform for showcasing the latest in products and services. There is something for everyone!  

Join us November 6-9th 2018 in Dallas and Experience RETA!

  • Education - to prepare you
  • ANSI Accredited Certification - to equip you
  • Networking - to keep you engaged
  • Technical Tracks - to inform you
  • Events - to entertain you

The Registration Fee Includes

  • Admission to the conference & exhibition
  • All coffee breaks, receptions and social events
  • RETA Awards Banquet Dinner (Thursday evening)
  • One copy of the final program, and one copy of the conference proceedings

Registration Types

  • RETA & IIAR* Full Registration
    • Member Rate: $805
    • Non-Member Rate: $1,125
  • Single Day Registration
    • Member Rate: $305
    • Non-Member Rate: $425
  • Manager Special Single Day Registration (Wednesday, Nov 7th)
    • Member Rate: $225
    • Non-Member Rate: $325
  • Guest Registration**: $325
    • Bill Bob's Lunch & Line Dancing: $65
  • Speaker Registration: $600
  • Exhibitor Registration (booth number Required): $805

*IIAR Members must contact RETA for an IIAR member discount code. Click here for the IIAR discount application form.

**Guest Registration includes complimentary activities, receptions and meals. Minors 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult relative) need not register. While children are welcome, most activies are geared towards adults. Note: A guest registration may not be used for Exhibit Booth personnel.


Review Courses and Train the Trainer Course

CARO, CIRO and CRES Review courses and Train the Trainer will be offered this year. These are non-refundable registrations. CRES review course includes a two-day education program and the CIRO & CARO review course and Train the Trainer course include a three-day program. All courses include applicable RETA books (which will be shipped to you prior to the class), handouts/speaker materials,16 PDH credits, and lunch each day. Registrants may schedule to take the CIRO, CARO, or CRES certification exams during the Conference. Please visit the Certification tabs on the RETA website for the applicable handbook which includes an application. Exam fees are not included and must be paid separately.

  • CARO (Nov 4th-6th)
    • Member Rate: $540
    • Non-Member Rate: $770
  • CIRO (Nov 4th-6th)
    • Member Rate: $575
    • Non-Member Rate: $805
  • CRES (Nov 5th-6th)
    • Member Rate: $510
    • Non-Member Rate: $740
  • Train the Trainer (Nov 4th-6th)
    • Member Rate $1,250

Conference App

Click here to learn about our Conference App - available for download upon registration.

Guest Tours

BILLY BOB'S LUNCH & LINE DANCING & THE FORT WORTH STOCKYARD TOUR - $65.00 (Separate cost from Guest Registration)

Step into the Wild, Wild West! Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways, to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’ famous livestock industry. Let your personal tour guide lead the way!

After touring the Stockyards, head next door to Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest Honkey Tonk. Enjoy a hearty barbecue lunch, while quenching your thirst with some down home Texas Sweet Tea or maybe a beer!

After lunch, embrace your inner Texan out on the dance floor with your personally instructed line dancing lessons. Here’s to hoping your two left feet don’t go wrong; if they do, it sure makes for a belly full of laughs and memories! (tickets based on a first come first serve basis - space is limited)

RELAX, IT’S JUST ART! (Cost included with Guest Registration) 

 We are bringing the paint brush ( and the wine) to you! We know you will be looking for something to do on Tuesday and we have a great idea! Not only will you be creating a masterpiece to take back home, but you will be joining the other artists in creating a one of a kind work of art to hand in the NEW RETA HQ Headquarters in Albany!

 This event is free and included in your Guest Package, however signing up in advance is required.

RETA Membership

RETA Members receive discounts to the Conference and Training Courses.  If you're not already a RETA member, please join us.

Registration Cancellation Policy

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  9/1/18; no exceptions. Cancellations received after 9/1/18 forfeit all fees paid. (CARO, CIRO, CRES Review Course and Train the Trainer fees are non-refundable.) Any Questions, please contact RETA HQ at 541-497-2955. Send refund requests to 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.

Privacy and Spam Statement

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

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 Minette Reisinger.

Printable Registration Form

Click here for a printable registration form


Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association
Toll Free: 844.801.3711 · Phone: 541.497.2955 · Fax: 541.497.2966
1725 Ferry St SW, Albany, OR 97322