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RTA Connect takes place March 19-23, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza – Mission Valley in San Diego, CA.

Once a year, users of the RTA system get together in one place to experience new ideas, inspiration and action. Join us at RTA Connect to network, learn, share, and enjoy.  Be the growth and change you seek.  It’s the ultimate event for anyone involved in fleet maintenance!

RTA Connect is the largest community gathering of RTA software users, staff, and management along with industry experts who come together to experience intense business strategy and training.

All in an effort to network, learn, share, and enjoy.

The conference features training classes, main stage keynote sessions, daily one-of-a-kind networking events, and hands-on RTA software training sessions developed and geared towards new and advanced users of the RTA system.

At RTA Connect, passionate RTA Fleet Management Software users, staff and management, as well as select vendors, join forces to tackle challenges, exchange ideas and discover new ways to get organized, save time, and grow—personally and professionally.

Leave with actionable content and strategies to drive your fleet management operation forward. Our affordable conference prices make it possible for you to bring your entire team.

Many opportunities abound to network, train, learn, and share – all uniting for the common good of improving fleet maintenance operations nationwide.

RTA Connect attendees come away with fresh new ways to effectively use and implement RTA software within a larger business strategy, including a clearly-defined road map for long-term success.

     General Session Presentations

  • Become inspired and motivated.
  • Learn proven strategies to make your fleet successful.
  • Unite with RTA users from across the country.
  • Have a success story you’d like to share?  Submit your presentation idea here (deadline is October 31).

     Educational Tracks

  • Learn proven strategies for success by implementing the training learned at RTA Connect
  • Get actionable strategies to get organized and save time.
  • Learn and share best practices on utilization of the RTA software
  • Network with other RTA users to help solve your trickiest challenges

      Networking Events

  • Connect with a community of RTA software users who are dedicated to fleet management as much as you are.
  • Make new friends and discover new ideas.
  • Join RTA users, staff, and management at various networking opportunities throughout conference.
  • Meet select product vendors passionate about your success.


Registration Fees:

Registration fees cover admission to general sessions, training classes, vendor meetings, breakout sessions, Wednesday evening event, and daytime networking opportunities.

Meet with RTA staff, management, vendors, and fellow users passionate about your success. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.


Pricing for RTA Connect through September 31, 2017 (Die Hard pricing)

5-day event:  $1,036 per person

3-day event:  $986 per person

2-day pre-conference training:  $645 per person*


Pricing for RTA Connect October 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 (Early Bird pricing)

5-day event:  $1,216 per person

3-day event:  $986 per person

2-day pre-conference training:  $695 per person*


Pricing for RTA Connect February 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018 (Regular pricing)

5-day event:  $1,345 per person

3-day event:  $1,095 per person

2-day pre-conference training:  $695 per person*


Pricing for RTA Connect March 1, 2018 through March 19, 2018 (Late pricing)

5-day event:  $1,425 per person

3-day event:  $1,205 per person

2-day pre-conference training event:  $760 per person*



Book Your Hotel Stay:

RTA has negotiated discounted hotel room rates of $139+taxes/fees* through February 16, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza.
(Mention Group Code “RTA” when booking.) *Note: In addition, if you have a car, there is a discounted parking fee of $8/day, when using the RTA group code.

Space is limited; reserve your room today:

  • Online
  • By Phone: 1-866-663-4592


The 5-day agenda for RTA Connect 2018 is packed with general session presentations, educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Click here to view the RTA Connect 2018 Schedule.

For planning purposes, here is a general schedule:

Pre-Conference Sessions: Monday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 20
Conference registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Basic, Advanced, and half-day training classes available.

The main conference kicks off Tuesday evening and goes through Friday, March 23

RTA Connect 2018 will be held at the Crowne Plaza in San Diego, CA

Crowne Plaza San Diego – Mission Valley
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA  92108
(619) 297-1101

RTA has negotiated discounted hotel room rates of $139+taxes/fees* through February 16, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza.
(Mention Group Code “RTA” when booking.) *Note: In addition, if you have a car, there is a discounted parking fee of $8/day, when using the RTA group code.

Space is limited; reserve your room today:

  • Online
  • By Phone: 1-866-257-7930

Who should attend:

You and your entire team.

Extensive training and networking opportunities abound and it’s hard for just one person to fully experience all RTA Connect has to offer.  Divide and conquer!

RTA Connect is for any level user of the RTA Fleet Management Software system. A variety of sessions are geared towards new users, seasoned users, IT staff, and fleet managers.

RTA Connect has something for everyone.

Networking with other RTA users to develop solutions to issues and learn how to better apply the software are just two of the many reasons to attend.

“Networking at the RTA conference is one of the most beneficial aspects of conference.”  Angie, Yavapai County, AZ



What to bring:

RTA Connect is an incredible opportunity to improve your business and network with other like-minded fleet professionals.

You’re welcome to bring a laptop or other mobile device.  Free Wi-Fi is provided and recharging outlets are available.

Otherwise, we recommend you simply bring business cards and a desire to learn.

A downloadable and printable schedule is available to bring with you.

PowerPoint presentations are provided on a convenient flash drive for each paid attendee.


*Add $50 if the attendee will use an RTA-provided laptop during Monday and Tuesday training.

No refunds or name changes after March 1, 2018.

Upon written cancellation, all paid registrations are fully refundable less a $100 processing fee before February 14, 2018.  Between February 15 – 28, 2018, all paid registrations are 50% refundable.   No shows or partial attendance are not refunded.  To cancel hotel stay, contact hotel directly. RTA is not responsible for any hotel’s reservation program, policy, or procedure.


We have an exciting, one-of-a-kind Wednesday night activity at Sea World that you and your family will not want to miss!  We’ll have hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic drinks, dinner, roller coaster rides, animal encounters, networking and fun!   The event fee and transportation is covered with each paid attendee and additional tickets for friends and family can be purchased at an additional cost of $110 each.


6:00pm: Guests will be greeted by SeaWorld’s friendly park hosts who will be in position to direct us to their event locations. (SeaWorld will provide personalized event tickets which are required for entrance.).

6:00pm-10:00pm: Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and dine on a wonderful food station dinner at Manta. Open for exploration – MANTA is an immersive mega attraction that takes you deep into the world of rays. On Manta you can soar, dive & twist like a ray on SeaWorld’s first multi-media, double-launch coaster. Or surround yourself with gliding rays in a one-of-a-kind grotto where you can touch and feed these incredible animals. DOLPHIN POINT – Guests will have an opportunity to observe & interact with highly social bottlenose dolphins up close.

10:00pm: Guests exit via Main Gate (Buses will be available starting around 9pm to return to hotel).


The weather in sunny southern California in March is beautiful.

Expect temperatures of highs in the high 60s/low 70s with lows generally in the mid 50s.

Check today’s weather conditions.


Dress Code for RTA Connect is business casual.

Click here for directions from the San Diego airport to the Crowne Plaza – Mission Valley hotel.

Options for shuttle service from the San Diego airport to the Crowne Plaza:  Super Shuttle, Uber, various local taxi companies.

Transportation on Wednesday evening between the hotel and SeaWorld is included in registration fee.

If you will have a car, parking is available at the Crowne Plaza – Mission Valley hotel for a discounted price of $8/day. You must book your hotel stay using the Group Discount Code of “RTA” to get this price. Otherwise, the normal parking fee at the hotel is $14/day.

Discounts & Refund Policy: All promotional and discounted rates are offered at the discretion of RTA.

Promotional rates are voided if a registered attendee cancels and attempts to register at a lowered rate.  Upon cancellation, all paid registrations are fully refundable, less a $100 processing fee, before February 14, 2018.    Between February 15-28, 2018, all paid registrations are 50% refundable.

After March 1, 2018, no refunds are given.  All registrations must be paid in full seven (7) days prior to start of conference.

Contact the RTA Connect Event Team to cancel or transfer registrations within the above-listed time frames.

Substitution Policy: Substitution of one registration of the same type, including add-ons, is permitted prior to February 14, 2018.  Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant with written consent. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with the substitution as well as updating any contact/demographic information.  Click here to substitute your registration.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to a $100 processing fee. Refunds are not granted after March 1, 2018, nor will refunds be given for no-shows or partial attendance. Cancellations must be submitted via email within defined time frames.  All refunds are processed by May 31, 2018.

Hotel Reservations:  Hotel reservations for our stay are not secured by RTA Fleet staff and management.  RTA has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate (through February 16, 2018).  Contact the Crowne Plaza Hotel to secure your reservation and review their policies.

Personal Release: Photography and audio or video recording may occur at RTA Connect by or on behalf of RTA.  You agree that RTA may use or share any such photographs or recordings containing your image, voice, or likeness, if captured, in connection with any advertising or promotional content, program or material for RTA Connect or for any other lawful purpose, including posting on public websites. However, RTA is not obligated to use your image, voice, name or likeness, or exercise any of its rights granted herein.

We have tools you can use to provide attendance assistance at RTA Connect.  Click on the links to download the editable documents (Microsoft Word).

Letter to request attendance

Session and Networking Worksheet

RTA Connect has reserved select exhibitor space for its preferred vendors.  Vendors have the opportunity to meet RTA users from various industries who strive to improve their fleet maintenance operation and attend RTA Connect to accomplish their goals.

Become a part of a unique family.  RTA Connect offers daily networking opportunities and events.

For RTA Connect partner exhibit space reservations and sponsorship opportunities, complete the entry form below.  RTA staff will contact you following the form’s submission.

Space is limited, opportunities abound!

Join the winning team at RTA Connect!

RTA Connect Sponsorship, Exhibitor Form
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RTA’s goal is to provide a unique opportunity once a year where users, vendors, and staff come together to learn new features of the software and network to learn, grow, share, and unite.

Our goal is to ensure clear and concise communication is offered and we are here to answer any questions which arise.

Contact us with additional questions about RTA Connect.  RTA staff stands by ready to assist.

We look forward to having you and your team join us at RTA Connect.

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