DC MACNA Doesn’t Disappoint!

Looking back over the weekend Caribbean Chris and I just spent at MACNA 2015 in Washington, DC, it’s dizzying trying to recollect all that we saw and learned and all the wonderful people we met. For us, there’s just something energizing about MACNA. We always leave the event with our batteries recharged and all sorts … [Read More]

No Aquarist Is an Island: 5 Reasons to Attend MACNA 2016

Caribbean Chris and I just got back from MACNA 2015, held last Friday through Sunday in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park, and what a weekend it was! From the venue to the speaker lineup to the banquet and everything in between, we think this year’s MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America) really … [Read More]

MACNA 2015 – Nation’s Capital Soon To Be Salty

Update: Check out our MACNA 2015 recap!In a little more than a week, thousands of marine aquarium hobbyists and industry professionals will shoal in Washington, D.C. for the 27th annual MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America). If you attended MACNA last year in the Mile-High City or in South Florida the year before, you’ll … [Read More]

Mile-High MACNA Rises to the Occasion

Denver, Colorado, situated a mile above sea level, might seem like an unusual host city for a conference focused exclusively on marine aquaria, but this year’s Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA), held August 29–31 at the Colorado Convention Center and presented by the Colorado Organization for Reef & Aquatic Life, proved that a … [Read More]

The Ascent to MACNA 2014 Is Near!

Update: Check out our MACNA 2014 recap! In just about three weeks, we here at Saltwater Smarts (and thousands of other saltwater aquarists from around the US and world) will ascend to The Mile-High City for MACNA (Marine Aquarium Conference of North America) 2014! This first-ever MACNA to take place in beautiful downtown Denver is … [Read More]

Recapping a Memorable MACNA 2013

Warm ocean breezes, an opulent venue, fascinating and informative presentations by distinguished speakers, and innovative and engaging vendor displays all combined to make MACNA 2013, held August 30-September 1 at the luxurious Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, an event to remember. For your friends here at Saltwater Smarts, the 2013 Marine Aquarium … [Read More]

It’s the Final Countdown to MACNA 2013!

Update: Check out our MACNA 2013 recap! Just one week separates us from the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) 2013, and it promises to be the biggest one yet! This year, the conference will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, which sits on the beautiful Atlantic shore of Hollywood, Florida … [Read More]