What is RaterFest?

RaterFest! is our annual weekend "unconference." It's hosted at Rocky Mountain Village - a gorgeous, quiet camp tucked away in the Rocky Mountains.

We spend each day in a sunny conference room hearing from some of the best minds in our industry. By evening, we hang out around the campfire, enjoy Colorado craft beer, while sharing stories and music.

All eligible attendees earn CEUs from RESNET® , BPI, and ICC®.


We just finished RaterFest! 2019. 

Check back later for information on 2020!

RaterFest! is Possible Thanks to our Sponsors!

Premier Sponsor:

RaterFest! Premiere Sponsor: Tyvek

Supporting Sponsors:

RaterFest supporting sponsor 2019: Tape Guys
RaterFest supporting sponsor 2019: AeroBarrier

RaterFest! Overview & Housing Options:

Dates: September 20-22, 2019

Location: Rocky Mountain Village, 2644 Alvarado Rd, Empire, CO 80438

Cost: $475 - $580

Registration Cost Includes:  Full-conference pass, all meals, housing, activities, and unlimited Colorado craft beer!

Questions? Contact Sanaya Robles

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RaterFest! Presenters 2019

Checkout our full speaker line-up for our 11th year of RaterFest!

RaterFest! Sessions

By attending these sessions you will earn RESNET®, BPI, and ICC credits!

RaterFest! Logistics, Packing Lists, & Travel Suggestions

Packing Lists

Packing list for cabin lodgers

Packing list for campers

Suggested Travel from Airport

After some research, we've found that sharing a Lyft will be your cheapest option for getting to and from RaterFest!

As we get closer to RaterFest!, we will create a carpool system for you to coordinate with fellow attendees.


*Subject to change

Friday, September 20th
11:00 am - 12:50 pm Registration is Open
1:00 pm-  4:30 pm Session: Rater Roundtable 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome to RaterFest! overview
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Energy Geek Trivia
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm RaterJam (bring your instruments to join in!)

Saturday, September 21st
8:00 am - 9:00 pm Breakfast
9:15 am - 10:15 am Session: Marketing Energy Conservation Through The Ages
10:30 am - 11:30 am Session: Chemical Dependency
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session: What Should a Rating Really Include?
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Break Out Sessions 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Session: RESNET Quality Assurance & Technical Standards Update
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm RaterOlympics
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Ping Pong Tournament

Sunday, September 22nd
8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:30 am Session: High Performance HVAC
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Session: The Oregon Trail
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Closing Remarks 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
2:30 - All guests must depart the venue