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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.

28 Years of MACNA!

Twenty seven years and going strong! If you do not see your local club listed here, talk to your fellow members and do something about it!
I Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto April 22-23, 1989
II Cleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts Association April 21-22, 1990
III Windows to the Sea Marine Aquarium Society (New Jersey) April 20-21, 1991
IV Florida Marine Aquarium Society September 20-21, 1992
V Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto September 12-13, 1993
VI Cleveland Saltwater Enthusiasts Association October 14-16, 1994
VII Louisville Marine Aquarium Society September 14-16, 1995
VIII Kansas City Metro Aquatics Council October 11-13, 1996
IX Chicago Marine Aquarium Society September 12-14, 1997
X Marine Aquarium Society of Los Angeles September 25-27, 1998
XI Louisville Marine Aquarium Society September 10-12, 1999
XII Florida Marine Aquarium Society (Fort Lauderdale) September 29 – October 1, 2000
XIII Chesapeake Marine Aquarium Society (Baltimore) August 17-19, 2001
XIV Dallas-Fort Worth Marine Aquarium Society September 27-29, 2002
XV Louisville Marine Aquarium Society September 5-7, 2003
XVI Boston Reefers Society October 14-16, 2004
XVII Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarium Society September 16-18, 2005
XVIII Marine Aquarium and Reef Society of Houston September 22-24, 2006
XIX Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium Society September 14-16, 2007
XX Atlanta Reef Club September 5-7, 2008
XXI New Jersey Reefers Club (Atlantic City) September 25-27, 2009
XXII Orlando Reef Caretakers Association September 3-5, 2010
XXIII Greater Iowa Reef Society (Des Moines) September 9-11, 2011
XXIV Dallas Ft Worth Aquarium Society September 28-30, 2012
XXV Florida Marine Aquarium Society (Hollywood) August 30 - September 1, 2013
XXVI Colorado Organization for Reef and Aquatic Life (Denver) August 29-31, 2014
XXVII Washington DC Marine Aquarium Society September 4-6, 2015
XXVIII San Diego Marine Aquarium Foundation September 9-11, 2016