Second Annual Marine Breeder’s Workshop

by | Jun 14, 2011 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Marine Breeder’s Workshop

The Marine Breeding Initiative and the Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan are pleased to be hosting the Second annual Marine Breeder’s Workshop on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The MBI Workshop is a full day event that focuses solely on captive breeding of marine fishes and invertebrates.

In an effort to support and encourage captive breeding, the MBI Council has designed a workshop that will both inspire and assist anyone interested in captive breeding. Members of the professional aquarium community are encouraged to attend.

The Workshop will begin at 9:00am with presentations by our first speakers, followed by a break for lunch. After lunch we will finish with the final speakers. There will be plenty of time to mingle with the speakers and other attendees throughout the day. Sharing information is the prime focus of the event.

Matthew Wittenrich speaking at the first Marine Breeder’s Workshop in 2010

The list of speakers this year is quite impressive and offers something for everyone.

  • Todd Gardner from Atlantis Marine World in NY
  • Jay Hemdal from the Toledo Zoo
  • Matthew Pedersen MASNA Aquarist of the Year 2009
  • Randy Reed from Reed Mariculture and Reef Nutrition
  • Matthew L. Wittenrich PhD, MASNA Aquarist of the Year 2010

Attendees will have plenty of “one on one” time to ask questions and discuss their own personal breeding efforts with the speakers, both during and after the event. An added benefit will be the ability to interact with other breeders from around the country that will be in attendance.

Witt talking “fish” with attendees. Photo by Amy Wiers

Matt Pedersen talking about BIG fish! Photo by Amy Weirs

Attendees that have been participating in the MBI and have reached the next Breeder level since last year will be presented with awards during a ceremony after the last presentation.

2010 MBI Breeder Awards Photo by Amy Weirs

Check in Starts at 8:30 am and the program will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Early Bird Tickets are only $20 before June 23rd, $30 after June 23rd, and $40 at the Door.
Early Bird Ticket sales end at 12 midnight on June 23rd.

Ticket price includes admittance to all speakers as well as lunch. We will have some special goodies from our sponsors too!

For those people traveling to the Workshop from out of town, there is a special room rate of $79 per night at the Radisson of Bloomfield Hills. The Radisson is located just outside the Cranbrook campus.

Current even sponsors include: Rod’s Food, MASNA Speaks, Piscine Energetics, Reef Nutrition, and Reef Hobbyist Magazine

This workshop is part of the larger Marine Breeding Initiative:

  • Tal Sweet

    Tal got back into the hobby in 2006 after a long break. After hearing Dr. Frank Marini speak at the Midwest Marine Conference in 2008 he was hooked on fish breeding . Since then he has created his own website with his personal captive breeding information and helped create the Marine Breeding Initiative. It is Tal's hope to promote captive breeding as much as possible by speaking and writing about the topic.

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  1. Tal Sweet

    Early-bird ticket prices expire at midnight tonight!


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