The Radiant Panel Association (RPA) will be holding regional RadFests April 16-17 and May 21-22 in Madison, Wis., and Loveland, Colo., respectively. Not exactly trade shows and not exactly conferences, RadFests are radiant heating get-togethers hosted by the RPA for contractors, builders, installers, designers, architects, engineers and suppliers interested in radiant heating.

According to the RPA, the idea behind the RadFest concept is to host several smaller regional shows that are less formal than the major national shows. By holding several regional RadFests every year throughout the country, RPA hopes to appeal to those less inclined or unable to travel cross-country for national shows.

The RadFests will offer the popular Radiant Basics and Radiant Precision full-day schools as well as the RPA Certification Exams. A tradeshow with displays of the latest radiant products will be presented with more than 60 booths. Suppliers, manufacturers and RPA Chapters will host "Pit Stops" featuring educational seminars, classes, product demonstrations, question and answer sessions and even radiant-related games. There will also be discussion tables for a free-form exchange of information and ideas.

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