It’s the Final Countdown to MACNA 2013!

The Westin Diplomat is situated on Florida's Atlantic coast just north of Miami

The Westin Diplomat is situated on Florida’s Atlantic coast just north of Miami

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 (just north of Miami) from August 30 through September 1.

With a proven track record as the longest-running marine aquarium conference in North America, MACNA shifts locale every year while consistently bringing forth a great, multifaceted event. Part educational symposium, part trade show, and part social gathering, the conference offers an enlightening experience for industry professionals and hobbyists alike.

Highlights for this year’s event include:

  • A fantastic lineup of speakers (including Julian Sprung, Martin Moe, Kevin Kohen, Tony Vargas, and more)
  • Over 100 vendors, manufacturers, and organizations in the trade show
  • Renowned MACNA raffle featuring a wide variety of great prizes

We’re really looking forward to it!

Connect with us

If you plan to attend MACNA, we would love to meet you! Keep an eye out for Jeff and me in our light-blue Saltwater Smarts shirts throughout the vendor or presentation halls. If you would like to make sure we connect, feel free to drop us a message.

Stay tuned for coverage

If you’re unable to attend this year, you don’t have to miss out entirely! We’ll be providing live coverage throughout the event on our Facebook page, and we will publish followups after the event right here on our site.

Photo Credit: MACNA


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About "Caribbean Chris" Aldrich

"Caribbean Chris" Aldrich is co-founder and Director of Saltwater Smarts, an avid SCUBA diver, and contributor to a live rock mariculture project in the Florida Keys. He has been an aquarium hobbyist for 20 years and his current aquarium is a 127-gallon Carib reef biotope.

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