DES PLAINES, Ill. - The 74th RSES Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo will be held in conjunction with the 22nd RSES Annual Mid-Southeast Regional Association Educational Conference on Nov. 2-5, 2011, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.  The 2011 conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics. The theme will be, “Making History with RSES in Norfolk, Virginia.” The RSES Tidewater Chapter will host the event.

The 2011 RSES conference will deliver a total learning experience for HVACR contractors; service technicians; operations/maintenance managers, engineers, and technicians; engineers; sales staff; instructors; and students. According to RSES, leading HVACR manufacturers and other industry professionals will conduct many educational sessions where attendees can gain valuable industry knowledge, enhance their HVACR skills, and discover new technologies.

Daily educational programs will be available to members, nonmembers and students who are looking to attend a particular day of sessions rather than the entire conference.

The kick-off event of the conference will be the opening ceremonies, which will be held Nov. 3, 2011. In addition, there will be a variety of other special festivities held during the conference. As part of the conference, the RSES HVACR Technology Expo will take place on Nov. 3. The trade show event will feature the latest HVACR equipment, tools, and services, with manufacturer representatives on hand to answer questions and explain their products’ features.

Testing opportunities for RSES Specialized Member, RSES Certificate Member, RSES Certificate Member Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency Refrigerant Usage certification, Universal R-410A certification and North American Technician Excellence certification will be tentatively offered on Nov. 3-5.

For more information about the conference, contact Jean Birch at 800-297-5660, ext. 4046, or RSES, visit

Publication date:01/31/2011