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About MACNA

The Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) is the oldest marine aquarium conference in North America. Every year a club who is a member of the Marine Aquarium Society of America (MASNA) is chosen to host MACNA. Bidding is done the same way as the Olympics. Interested clubs submit a plan to MASNA telling them why they should be chosen as a host. The entire event is organized and operated by volunteers who are simply trying to help out their local club.

MACNA is a combination of several events. It is an educational symposium where people can attend lectures from industry leaders, conservationists, authors, and scientists. It is also a trade show where hobbyists can buy the hottest new corals and see new cutting edge equipment Attendees can also give their feedback to manufacturers so they can continue to bring us the innovations we are looking for. And lastly it is a social event. Many speakers, vendors, and hobbyists come to socialize with each other. It gives people an opportunity to put faces with names they might see on a message board or email.

26 Years of MACNA!

Twenty six years and going strong! If you do not see your local club listed here, talk to your fellow members and do something about it!

IMarine Aquarium Society of TorontoApril 22-23, 1989
IICleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts AssociationApril 21-22, 1990
IIIWindows to the Sea Marine Aquarium Society (New Jersey)April 20-21, 1991
IVFlorida Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 20-21, 1992
VMarine Aquarium Society of TorontoSeptember 12-13, 1993
VICleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts AssociationOctober 14-16, 1994
VIILouisville Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 14-16, 1995
VIIIKansas City Metro Aquatics CouncilOctober 11-13, 1996
IXChicago Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 12-14, 1997
XMarine Aquarium Society of Los AngelesSeptember 25-27, 1998
XILouisville Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 10-12, 1999
XIIFlorida Marine Aquarium Society (Fort Lauderdale)September 29 – October 1, 2000
XIIIChesapeake Marine Aquarium Society (Baltimore)August 17-19, 2001
XIVDallas-Fort Worth Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 27-29, 2002
XVLouisville Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 5-7, 2003
XVIBoston Reefers SocietyOctober 14-16, 2004
XVIIWashington D.C. Area Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 16-18, 2005
XVIIIMarine Aquarium and Reef Society of HoustonSeptember 22-24, 2006
XIXPittsburgh Marine Aquarium SocietySeptember 14-16, 2007
XXAtlanta Reef ClubSeptember 5-7, 2008
XXINew Jersey Reefers Club (Atlantic City)September 25-27, 2009
XXIIOrlando Reef Caretakers AssociationSeptember 3-5, 2010
XXIIIGreater Iowa Reef Society (Des Moines)September 9-11, 2011
XXIVDallas Ft Worth Aquarium SocietySeptember 28-30, 2012
XXVFlorida Marine Aquarium Society (Hollywood)August 30 - September 1, 2013
XXVIColorado Organization for Reef and Aquatic Life (Denver)August 29-31, 2014