Schedule

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Thursday August 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Early Registration Only
Exhibit Hall Closed
Friday August 25, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration Open
9:00 AM Speaker Start Time - Tullio Dell Aquila - The Facts of Light
10:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens for MASNA Members
Speaker Start Time - Bill Wann - Everything you wanted to know about aquarium plumbing and pumps, but where afraid to ask
11:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens to Attendees
Speaker Start Time - Julian Sprung - Little Stories 2
11:30 AM Workshop - TBD
12:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Austin Lefevre - Bulletproof Reefkeeping
1:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Todd Gardner - Tricks of the trade: Small actions and simple tools that can make a big difference in marine fish culture
1:30 PM Workshop - Reef Nutrition - Chad Clayton
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM MASNA Poster Session Presenters Available
2:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Joe Yaiullo - Bonsai Reef Keeping in a 20,000 Gallon Box
 Prize Drawing! Winners on screens in Hall E/Lobby
2:30 PM Workshop - EShopps -Introduction to Salt Water Filtration - Otto Giron
3:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Gerald Heslinga - Giant Clams: Sustainable Aquaculture and Conservation
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MASNA Members meeting
6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
6:45 PM Pre-parade gathering - Hall E of MCCNO
7:00 PM- 10:00 PM Parade/Reception at Mardi Gras World
Saturday August 26, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration Open
9:00 AM Speaker Start Time - Marc Levenson - Preparing for the Worst before it ever happens
9:30 AM MACNA Award Winner Workshop
10:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
Speaker Start Time - Ehsan Dashti - Modern Practical Reefkeeping
10:30 AM Workshop -  Abyzz America - Pumps ~ The Heart of Aquatic Installations - Jeff Macare
11:00 AM Speaker Start Time - Richard Ross - The Right Kind Of Lazy
11:30 AM Workshop - Industrial Test Systems - Noah Gillespie
12:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Hunter Hammond - A "Fairy" Inclusive Look at Keeping & Mixing Cirrhilabrus Wrasses
1:30 PM Workshop - Neptune Systems - Flow & Plumbing - Terence Fugazzi
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM MASNA Poster Session Presenters Available
2:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Sanjay Joshi - Tales from the Travel Crypt
 Prize Drawing! Winners on screens in Hall E/Lobby
2:30 PM Workshop - ATM Products - Stacey Blood
3:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Walt Smith - Relevance to coral framing in the world today .... (How far we've come)
3:30 PM Workshop - Aquaforest Products
4:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Dr. Craig Bingman - Reefkeeping by the Numbers: Comparative Nutrient, Gas Exchange and Calcification Dynamics
4:30 PM Workshop - TBD
5:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Bob Fenner - Anemones for Aquariums, use, husbandry
6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Banquet at La Nouvelle Ballroom (MCCNO)
Sunday August 27, 2017 8:00 AM  MASNA President's Meeting
9:00 AM Speaker Start Time - Mark Callahan - Coral Placement For The Long Haul
9:30 AM Workshop - TBD
10:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
Speaker Start Time - Ned Deloach - Dream Fish
11:00 AM Speaker Start Time -  Laura Birenbaum - Keeping Cuttles and Pajama Squid: We Do It, So Can You
11:30 AM Workshop - Neptune Systems - Alkalinity in the Aquarium Terence Fugazzi & Jim Welsh
12:00 PM Speaker Start Time -  Austin Lefevre - Keeping Benthic Feeders with Coral
1:00 PM Speaker Start Time - Caitlin Lee - The Importance of Captive Breeding and the Future of our Hobby
2:00 PM Chasing Coral Screening - La Nouvelle Ballroom (MCCNO)
3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
3:30 PM Final Prize Drawing! Winners announced LIVE in speaker room!