I am finally back from Denver, Colorado where I attended MACNA 2014! MACNA for those of you that are unfamiliar is the Marine Aquarium Coference of North America and each year they put on a trade show at different locations across the country. It is one of the largest conference of its kind.
MACNA 2015 is only 23 days away – do you have your conference passes yet? It’s being held September 4-6 at the Wardman Marriott in downtown Washington, DC. Whether you come for just one day or book a hotel room and stay for the weekend, it’s going to be a blast. This conference is going to be huge – The MACNA block of rooms at the Wardman Marriott is sold out, but the host club, the Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarist Society, Inc. (WAMAS) has added a new hotel block at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. In addition to the world-class speakers and a conference hall filled with over 100 top-notch vendors, there will be demonstrations, free samples, a Friday night reception and a Saturday night banquet, and a chance to win a 10-day trip for 2 to Fiji, generously donated by Walt and Deborah Smith. Tickets are still available online at the MACNA website, and when you’re at the conference, be sure to stop by the Reefs.com Hospitality Lounge and Cell Phone Charging Area to say “hi!” We’ll have plenty of places to sit, a few fun games and giveaways, and we’ll be offering an assortment of DC regional brews.