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Long Beach to Host 2014 Annual RSES Conference

March 31st, 2014

The 77th Annual RSES Conference and HVACR Technology Expo will be held on Oct. 15-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif. The 2014 conference will focus on education as well as many industry-related topics and the theme will be, “Oceans of Knowledge.” The RSES Long Beach Chapter will host the event.  

The 2014 RSES conference will deliver a total learning experience for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; service technicians; operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians; engineers; sales staff; instructors; and students. 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.

In addition, 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 following programs and events are tentatively scheduled. The kick-off event of the conference will be Battle of the Regions, which will be held Oct. 15.

The Awards Luncheon will be held Oct. 17, during which the following awards will be presented: Paul B. Reed Awards; Emil T. Zollo, CM, Memorial Award; John Spence Award; Imperial Awards; To Make Life Worthwhile Awards; Newsletter Contest Awards; Rising Star Award; V.V. Solomon Educator/Teacher of the Year Award; Walter B. Stopera, CM, Speaker of the Year Award; RSES Distinguished Service Member of the Year Award; Wayburn Wilson, CMS, Memorial Award(s); Vocational Instructor/School Award; David M. Lawson “Service of Excellence” Memorial Award; W.R. Barranger, CM, Manufacturers’ Service Advisory Council Member of the Year Award; the Refrigeration Contractor of the Year Award; and the RSES Technical Video Contest Award.

As part of the conference, the RSES HVACR Technology Expo will take place on Oct 16. 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.

In addition, there will be special festivities including: the RSES Appreciation Reception on Oct. 16; MSAC Ask the Experts session on Oct. 16; the RSES Annual Business Meeting; RSES Auxiliary Business Meeting Oct. 17; the Closing Dinner on Oct. 18; exciting auxiliary programs to be announced; and preconference training, activities and tour(s) that will be available on Oct. 13-15.

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 Oct. 16 and 18.

For additional information or questions contact Jean Birch, RSES conference and seminars manager, by phone at 800-297-5660 x4046, or by fax at 847-297-5038, or by e-mail at

RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of members in chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information on RSES call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit our website at RSES, 1911 Rohlwing Road, Suite A, Rolling Meadows, IL  60008-1397.

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