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Reefkeeping Events: What's Happening in Your Area?

By Advanced Aquarist Readers Posted Dec 14, 2007 07:00 PM Pomacanthus Publications, Inc.
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Marine Aquarium Expo, Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2008

The First Annual Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) is a TWO DAY EVENT at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center (Costa Mesa, CA) April 5-6 2008!


Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, April 5th 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 6th 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Calendar Information

Event Information:

  • Over 100 exhibitor's booths!
  • Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Exhibitors
  • Livegoods/Drygoods for sale throughout the building
  • 8 major Speakers lined up! (4 per day)
  • Multiple Workshops and Demonstrations
  • Children's Petting Pool and education area (pending)
  • Frags! Frags! and more Frags! need I say more?

Admission: Adults $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Children 12 & under are Free!

MAX is held in Building #12, (22,000 sq. ft. fully-enclosed, air-conditioned exhibit hall). An adjoining 7,000 sq ft. covered courtyard will host much of the peripheral activities (speakers, workshops, raffles, seating area, etc.). This greatly enhances the space available inside building 12 for commerce. In other words: More room for everyone!

HUGE RAFFLE at the end of each day! Special Note: 50% of ALL Raffle Proceeds will go to 10 select public charities, all of whom are participating in MAX either directly or indirectly. (some represented by hobbyists doing a workshop on behalf of the charity)

This is a VERY family-oriented event, so please plan on bringing the entire family for a weekend of spectacular exhibits, speakers, workshops, displays, and other entertainment. Great food, clean restrooms, even a seating area.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this event is expected to attract over 3,000 hobbyist from all over the United States! Participating vendors and attendees alike are coming from all parts of the country. In fact, MAX is soon to become the largest event of its kind in the entire North American continent in terms of overall attendance. You don't want to miss this one!

For more information, visit us at:

Contact Information:

Kevin T. Adams, MBA, Promoter
"Marine Aquarium Expo 2008"
8072 Central Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 530-1094 office
(714) 260-6660 cell

(please note: MAX is not affiliated with any club organization)

International Marine Aquarium Conference '08, May 30-June 1, 2008

Just Imagine...a weekend where you can see live presentations by the most widely known, well-respected authors and lecturers in the marine aquarium hobby.


At the International Marine Aquarium Conference the speakers will be covering all the latest information and research on marine aquarium fish, corals and invertebrates. Meet with them socially, see exhibits by some of the foremost manufacturers and dealers in the aquarium hobby, and get some great deals on conference specials.

IMAC is open to ALL hobbyists . You do not have to belong to a marine aquarium society or even own a reef tank to attend, just be interested in learning more about this fascinating hobby. IMAC is a non-profit venture by hobbyists for hobbyists to insure the continuation of an annual educational event for aquarists, at a reasonable cost.

Whether you are a seasoned aquarist or just a beginner, IMAC is something you need to take in. And IMAC is put on each year by the same people, so if you attended IMAC in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007 you know the high quality of the show that we will put on.

IMAC 2008 will take place in Chicago, Illinois, USA - May 30, 31 and June 1 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago IL:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018, USA

For more information, visit or contact Dennis Gallagher.

MACNA XX, September 5-7, 2008

Presented by Atlanta Reef Club and MASNA, MACNA is the largest hobbyist marine conference in North America. New aquarium products, vendors will often wait until MACNA to release new products into the hobby. Hobby professionals, you will have a chance to meet and mingle with professionals in the hobby like Eric Borneman and Anthony Calfo. A chance to be at a conference with hundreds of other people just as obsessed with aquariums as you are.


We have selected the Westin Peachtree Plaza as the host hotel for this event. It is the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere. Our negotiated room rate is $119.00 per night with discounted parking. Everyone that stays in the hotel will be given free internet access from their rooms.

This 73-story tower, topped by the revolving Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, graces the heart of Atlanta. Connected to AmericasMart, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, is steps from CNN, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia World Congress Center and the Georgia Dome.

Contact Information:

1266 West Paces Ferry Rd.
Suite 194
Atlanta, GA 30327
FAX: 860.540.2351
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