The Radiant Panel Associationhas set dates and locations for the launch of its first two RadFests (radiant festivals). The two-day regional events are designed to be "affordable and effective gatherings of radiant enthusiasts," according to RPA. Unlike highly structured trade shows, the RadFest events are designed to be free-flowing. Participants are encouraged to move between the show floor, discussion tables, educational seminars, and technical demonstrations.

The Great Lakes RadFest is scheduled for April 16-17, 2004 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI. The Rocky Mountain RadFest is scheduled for May 21-22, 2004 at the Ranch Event Center in Loveland, CO. Show hours for both events are Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For exhibitor or attendee information, contact RPA at 970-613-0100 or via email at Or, visit the RPA website at