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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.
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!
|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|