Conference Program


Tentative Early Pre-Conference and Conference Activities Schedule

To be updated September 1, 2020


To plan your trip and prepare for conference below is a brief tentative overview of pre-conference and conference activities:

Saturday-Monday, October 24-26, 2020
Train the Trainer, CARO, CIRO, CRST, CRES Review Courses. 8am-5pm 
Sunday-Monday, October 25-26, 2020
Heavy Equipment and Booth set-up (Please note overtime will occur on Sunday. You may contact Arata for those charges) 8am-4pm Heavy Equipment and 8am-10pm Booth Set Up.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Exhibitor and Sponsor Only Welcome Happy Hour Reception 6pm-8pm, Chapter Leaders Reception 5-6 pm
Monday, October 26, 2020
Workshops 8am-5pm
Monday, October 26, 2020
TopGolf-Off site, busing available, must preregister, cost $100, lunch included. 12pm-3pm
Monday, October 26, 2020
WiNR (Women in Natural Refrigeration) Comedy Hour Networking event 6pm-7pm
Monday-Thursday, October 26-29, 2020
RETA After Hours Lounge: Monday 5pm-10pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8pm-10pm and Thursday 5pm-10pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Conference Opens: Exhibit Hall and Breakfast 7:30am, 3 full days of educational and networking activities and events.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Pitmaster Evening Event-onsite
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Awards Banquet 6:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Exhibit Hall ends at 2pm and educational programs end at 3pm. Non-Arata Exhibit Booth tear down 2pm-10pm no overtime. Arata assistance Heavy Equipment Tear Down with overtime after 4:30pm.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Chapter Leaders Workshop 4pm-5pm
Friday, October 30, 2020
Arata Assistance Heavy Equipment Exhibit Tear Down 8am-4pm (no overtime)

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