Sunday, November 18, 2012
RSES Annual Conference
I just returned from the Annual RSES Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. What a great experience! Of course there were many great speakers on a wide range of current HVACR topics, from Building Envelope Testing to Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Systems. All the sessions were great. However, the thing that impressed me the most was the level of training and experience demonstrated by the people attending the convention. I often found myself sitting in a whole room full of experts. Because the people attending are practicing industry professionals, the level of questions and discussion in the sessions was quite high. And truth be told, the folks gathered here were not just any industry professionals, but the people that go the extra mile. They invest their time and money in educating themselves about a field in which they are already very well versed. The discussions in the halls while people were just waiting for the next event were both interesting and informative. One of the main reasons for attending an educational conference is to be energized. Talking with other professionals and sharing their enthusiasm for the trade inspires you. You don’t have to wait for the annual meeting to experience this, you can also meet with other highly motivated professionals at a local RSES meeting, because meetings of local RSES chapters occur throughout the year. If you want to be immersed in a professional culture that inspires and elevates its members through education, you belong in RSES.