View Full Version : 19th Marine Aquarium Conference of North America in Pittsburgh Sept. 14-16, 2007


Steven Pro
01-26-2007, 7:08 AM
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I wanted to let you all know that the next MACNA is going to be held in Pittsburgh. This should be a great opportunity to see some fabulous speakers, new and interesting products, rare and unusual livestock, and to hang out with fellow fish geeks from all over the world.

Registration for the full show, including the Friday night reception and Saturday banquet, is only $100! But, this price will only last until the end of January, so register now to lock in this great price.

We have a number of excellent speakers already confirmed and are aggressively working on others. Here is a current listing:

Adam Blundell
Eric Borneman
Anthony Calfo
Dr. Bruce Carlson
Dr. Stan Dannemiller
James Fatherree
Lee Goldman
Ron Hessing
Kelly Jedlicki
Dr. Sanjay Joshi
Daniel Knop
Sarah Lardizabal
Dr. Frank Marini
Dr. Catherine McFadden
Mike Paletta
Steven Pro
Dr. Ron Shimek
Dr. Rob Toonen

See our website for more information, http://www.macna2007.com/

Kevin
01-26-2007, 8:36 PM
I can't wait. I got my ticket early just after MACNA and still need to make my room reservations... anyone wanna share a room?

Showtime305
01-26-2007, 8:39 PM
Hmmm. I need to start planning for this.

Kevin
01-26-2007, 8:39 PM
Road trip?

Showtime305
01-26-2007, 8:44 PM
Sounds like a plan. That's a pretty long drive but it seems like it will be worth it.

Steven Pro
02-01-2007, 11:07 AM
I am pleased to announce that Dana Riddle has been added as a speaker to MACNA XIX.

Lifestudent
02-01-2007, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the update Steven!

I registered! :D

washowi
02-01-2007, 1:50 PM
I can only go if there is a conference held at Mario's in the South Side...

followed by a Primanti's Cheese Steak.

Kevin
02-01-2007, 8:47 PM
The show is at the something mart and the hotel is the radisson. Lots of bars nearby so we can drink the night away

washowi
02-01-2007, 9:21 PM
I am going....


Just paid my C note for the full registration

washowi
02-01-2007, 9:25 PM
Sounds like a plan. That's a pretty long drive but it seems like it will be worth it.


Drive???? Delta is ready when you are!! No stinking driv'n.........


But if you did plan 11 hours...I am from there and there is no way in hell I am ever driving that route again.....:)

Frewl
02-06-2007, 6:09 AM
The drive isn't that bad i could get to Slippery rock from Dalton in less then 11 i htink one time i made it in less then 10 hours.

Billy

Steven Pro
03-05-2007, 8:04 AM
I am pleased to announce that it looks like Gerald Allen is going to be our banquet speaker.

Steven Pro
03-26-2007, 1:38 PM
Here is a listing of our exhibitors to date. Note, this is only whoever has reserved and paid for space.

All-Glass
Anthony Calfo Publications
Aquarium Advice
Aquarium Systems
Aquatic Ecosystems
Boyd
CaribSea
Coral Dynamics
Coralife
CPR
DT’s Phytoplankton
Elmer’s Aquarium
Energy Savers Unlimited
Fritz/Teco
GEO
Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Inc.
Hikari
IMAC
Kent Marine
Marine Depot
Marineland
Neptune
Ocean Nutrition
Oceanic
Perfecto
Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society
Red Sea
Reed Mariculture
Reef Builders
Reef Sanctuary
Reef Ware
Reefs.org
Salty Critter
Seachem
Tetra
Tunze
Two Little Fishies
Uber Frags
Ushio
WetWebMedia
World Wide Imports

MattTVI
03-26-2007, 1:41 PM
The show is at the something mart and the hotel is the radisson. Lots of bars nearby so we can drink the night away

LOL! Now that's hilarious.

MattTVI
03-26-2007, 1:47 PM
Steven,

Nice to see you posting over here, btw. Pretty cool to see Dana and Joshi are signed up. Are they both going to be talking about PAR? :)

Steven Pro
03-26-2007, 2:02 PM
Dana's talk is going to be on coral coloration. I don't have Sanjay's topic yet.

Steven Pro
04-25-2007, 8:59 AM
We already have over 500 individuals committed to attend this year and still have 5 months to sign up more people. Act fast to attend the largest marine aquarist educational conference, trade show, and party in the US!

Steven Pro
04-25-2007, 8:59 AM
I don't have Sanjay's topic yet.

I believe Sanjay is going to be doing something on T-5's.

washowi
04-27-2007, 1:13 PM
Anyone going to Pittsburgh?

Kevin
04-27-2007, 1:29 PM
I know Katrina and I have our plane tickets and so do Margi and Steve

siege
04-27-2007, 1:30 PM
Sadly, not I. I have out-of-state weddings to attend in June, July and August, and another tentative one in November. Looks like I'm missing out on all the neat stuff here :/

tsciarini
04-27-2007, 5:46 PM
I believe I'll be going to help represent the ARC... haven't started planning details yet tho.

Kevin
04-27-2007, 9:28 PM
Margi & Steve Shindell, Katrina & I will all be representing the club as we need to man a booth the entire weekend obtaining registration s for MACNA XX.

washowi
04-27-2007, 10:30 PM
Good, cause I will walking around drinking an Iron City :)

Kevin
04-27-2007, 10:35 PM
can't wait to go....it is going to be a good time

Steven Pro
05-18-2007, 12:24 PM
Here is a listing of our exhibitors to date. Note, this is only whoever has reserved and paid for space.

All-Glass
Anthony Calfo Publications
Aquarium Advice
Aquarium Systems
Aquatic Ecosystems
Boyd
CaribSea
Coral Dynamics
Coralife
CPR
DT’s Phytoplankton
Elmer’s Aquarium
Energy Savers Unlimited
Fritz/Teco
GEO
Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society Inc.
Hikari
IMAC
Kent Marine
Marine Depot
Marineland
Neptune
Ocean Nutrition
Oceanic
Perfecto
Pittsburgh Area Planted Aquarium Society
Red Sea
Reed Mariculture
Reef Builders
Reef Sanctuary
Reef Ware
Reefs.org
Salty Critter
Seachem
Tetra
Tunze
Two Little Fishies
Uber Frags
Ushio
WetWebMedia
World Wide Imports

We have had a flurry of exhibitors sign up recently and I expect even more very soon. Add the following to the list above:

Aqua FX
Drs. Foster & Smith
Euro-Reef
Finnex
Hydor
IceCap
ORA
Prodibio
Taam/Rio

George
05-18-2007, 2:31 PM
Hydor
Think they'll get annoyed if I stand at their booth and respond to every presentation point with "Shocking!"?

But seriously, that's a sweet list of companies. Can't wait for this.

Steven Pro
05-28-2007, 6:48 AM
Be sure to purchase your tickets to MACNA 19 before the end of the month to beat the price increase.

http://www.macnapittsburgh.com/registration/registration.htm

Steven Pro
07-13-2007, 10:24 AM
In addition to the previous lists of exhibitors, you can also expect to see:

Elos
Magnavore
Coral Frenzy
TFH Publications
Bowtie Publications
Brightwell Aquatics
PFO Lighting
Champion
Frag Exchange
Boston Aqua Farms
That Fish Place
NOAA
USCRTF
reefs.org
Ecosystem
Coral Magazine
Aquarium Specialty
Emperor Aquatics
RK2

Kevin
07-13-2007, 10:34 AM
Awesome! I can't wait

Lifestudent
07-13-2007, 4:20 PM
Thanks for the update Steve! That's great news!

We were just discussing at last night's MASNA BOD Meeting whether the USCTF or NOAA were going to be attending this year. You got both. :)

Bob

Margi
07-13-2007, 4:25 PM
Awesome Steven!

:yay:

Steven Pro
07-13-2007, 6:11 PM
Thanks for the update Steve! That's great news!

We were just discussing at last night's MASNA BOD Meeting whether the USCTF or NOAA were going to be attending this year. You got both. :)

Bob

Are they still emailing people about those meetings or are we just supposed to know? I have missed a number of them because I was unaware they were occurring.

You can also add the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team to the list of non-profits attending MACNA XIX.

Steven Pro
07-13-2007, 9:23 PM
If anyone plans to bring the family along, here are some area attractions. You can get to anyone of these in 15 minutes or less (if you avoid rush hour) from the MACNA venue.

Andy Warhol Museum - http://www.warhol.org/

Carnegie Science Center - http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/

Carnegie Museum of Art - http://www.cmoa.org/

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/

Center for Creative Play - http://www.cfcp.org/

Children's Museum - http://www.pittsburghkids.org/

Fort Pitt Museum - www.fortpittmuseum.com

Gateway Clipper Fleet - http://www.gatewayclipper.com/

Just Ducky Tours - http://www.justduckytours.com/

Kennywood Amusement Park - http://www.kennywood.com/

National Aviary - http://www.aviary.org/

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium - http://www.zoo.pgh.pa.us/

Phipps Conservatory - http://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

Lifestudent
07-14-2007, 11:13 AM
Are they still emailing people about those meetings or are we just supposed to know? I have missed a number of them because I was unaware they were occurring....

Sorry Steven! :huh: An email announcement was mass-emailed this past Sunday or Monday to everyone in MASNA's database. I'll make sure that Steve Bentz and Cheri include you in the distribution in the future.

Bob

Steven Pro
08-14-2007, 6:04 AM
The countdown begins. Only a month left until the show!

Steven Pro
08-21-2007, 5:28 PM
I just wanted to let you all know that the Radisson is full. The overflow hotels are the Holiday Inn (412-372-1022 ext. 656) and the Hampton Inn (412-380-4000). Just tell them you are coming for MACNA.