MACNA, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, will be in Las Vegas Nevada, September 7th to the 9th. If our math serves us correctly this will be the 30th year for this now global conference of all things reef, and it will also be the beginning of a new era for MACNA.
With MACNA 2017 in New Orleans next week, the Bayou Reefkeeping aquarium club will be closing a chapter in the history of MACNA that has always been produced and presented by local reef aquarium hobbyists. It’s worked out pretty darn well for three decades now but this is one conference that has mostly outgrown its grassroots britches.
Although you might not notice it right away, MACNA 2018 in Las Vegas will be the first year that this event it brought to us by professional event organizers, under the close guidance of MASNA. We’re very excited to learn more about what MASNA plans to do for MACNA XXX, and surely we’ll learn a lot more about it next week at MACNA 2017 in New Orleans, see you all there!
Full press release is below . . .
August 16, 2017, Las Vegas, NV,
The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA®) is proud to announce that MACNA® 2018 will be held in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7 – 9, 2018, at the Westgate Resort and Convention Center just off the world famous Las Vegas strip.
MACNA® 2018 is proudly sponsored by: Triton, Central Aquatics, Neptune Systems, Innovative Marine, Two Little Fishies, LiveAquaria.com, Rod’s Foods, Fritz Aquatics, Reed Mariculture, Chemipure, Eshoppes, Sicce, Reef Hobbyist Magazine, and many more!
MACNA® is the marine aquarium industry’s longest-running and most renowned trade show, boasting three full days of networking, education, and exchange with over 170 exhibitors and thousands of attendees in some of the country’s most iconic destinations annually.
From lectures by the industry’s leading conservationists, authors, and scientists, to a backstage glimpse at the most innovative corals, livestock, and cutting-edge products the industry has to offer, MACNA® is a can’t-miss event.
Starting in 2018, MACNA® will be planned, executed, and managed by MASNA®, marking not only the 30th anniversary of the show but also a brand new chapter in its distinguished history. Local marine aquarium societies will continue to benefit from MACNA, assisting with on the ground logistics and on-site volunteers who will remain a vital part in ensuring the continued success of MACNA.
MASNA® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs, individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America and beyond that strives to provide leadership to the marine aquarium industry through education, research, and the promotion of sustainable propagation and captive breeding efforts.
MASNA® is proud to provide management of MACNA® once again and in line with MASNA® values will ensure consistency, and quality through continued funding and market-driven innovation. MACNA® is a registered trademark of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA®). For more information on MASNA®, please visit www.masna.org.
The MASNA® Board of Directors