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Official macna announcement

Discussion in 'Community Info' started by MACNA2014, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. MACNA2014

    MACNA2014 Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Are you ready!?!?! The Colorado Organization for Reef and Aquatic Life (CORAL) is pleased to announce that the 26th annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA), is coming to the front range in 2014!!!! Our event will take place August 29th - 31st of 2014. This will be the first time that MACNA has been held in Colorado!
    Event Details:

    August 29th - 31st, 2014
    Colorado Convention Center
    Hyatt Regency Denver

    The "MACNA Special" price is ONLY $89 for a FULL -ACCESS CONFERENCE- PASS through October 1st, 2013! This includes everything from the 50K sq ft Exhibit show floor, to the speakers, Friday night MACNA party, and the Saturday Night banquet. You can purchase your own full access conference passes at www.macna2014.org starting August 30th 2013.

    Confirmed speakers include:

    Jake Adams
    Tony Vargas
    Julian Sprung
    Kevin Kohen
    Rufus Kimura

    We look forward to bringing you the BEST MACNA in the 26 years it's been held. Be sure to look for events that are uniquely Colorado. Keep up to date with MACNA happenings by liking us on Facebook.

    Our website, www.macna2014.com will contain news and updates. So tune in often!

    ReefBuilders Announcement - http://reefbuilders.com/2013/08/28/macna-2014-place-denver-mile-high-macna/
     
  2. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am excited for this!!!! Better start saving.
     
  3. andynco

    andynco Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like I am coming back to Denver!!!!!
    I am still in shocking you guys pulled this off....
    Can't Wait See You Guys There!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Pretty awesome!! Should be fun time lets show them what Colorado people are about! Also if there is any help needed I'd be interested!!
     
  5. mathewkofalk

    mathewkofalk Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    No freaking way !

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  6. rmougey

    rmougey Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Check out the MACNA 2014 website, www.macna2014.org. You can now book your rooms at the Hyatt from the Hotels link for $129 per night. That's the event rate!

    Did I mention that you could also buy your Full Access Pass for $89. Good for the next three weeks? :)

    -Rob

    Chair, MACNA 2014
     
  7. AllysonP

    AllysonP Prawn Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    we can not wait to be apart of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. MACNA2014

    MACNA2014 Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    As Rob said above, the Rate for the Hyatt Regency is ONLY $129 a night for our event!! Also, the FULL ACCESS PASS is ONLY $89!! This gives you access to EVERYTHING that there is to do during MACNA 2014. This is the best price that you will receive, and we will update you before the first price increase. The website is OFFICIALLY live, so go check out www.macna2014.org and make sure you keep up with the news!! Also if you have ANY questions please contact us through our website. Thanks!!!!

    Check out some of the board of directors of CORAL at our booth here in Miami!!

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    Allyson, have you contacted us for a booth space? They are going quick at the moment, as we are selling them at this years MACNA this whole weekend.
     
  9. MACNA2014

    MACNA2014 Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

  10. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Who is "CORAL?" Why have I not heard of them?

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  11. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    However, I AM STOKED!!! I am buying my ticket this weekend!

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  12. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    My question exactly???
     
  13. rmougey

    rmougey Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hey Martin.... good question!

    CORAL is a group formed from representatives and current Board members of the several clubs along the Front Range. We also have a few industry insiders on our board. CORAL's bylaws allowed us to keep the MACNA bid confidential, as required by MASNA. As such, we also kept CORAL confidential even though our little group has been working for over a year on bidding and eventually winning the MACNA 2014 conference.

    CORAL's purpose, in addition to managing MACNA 2014, is to work with the local clubs to help provide logistical and financial support for special events and speakers. We support MASC, DARC, SCMAS and CAS to name a few. If your club is in Colorado, we are here to help.

    We will also be launching a series of programs, including direct grants, to help support aquariums in secondary schools. We need the youngsters involved and excited in order to keep the hobby growing.

    The Colorado Organization for Reef & Aquatic Life (CORAL) is a Colorado non-profit private foundation and soon to be a Federal non-profit as well. Our board is made up of unpaid volunteers.

    As we move forward with the show, you'll here more about CORAL. This is also a two way street, we are here to help, and we also need your help! We'll be relying on the local clubs to help provide volunteers to assist with MACNA. There will be a lot of work required to make this one kick *** show!

    And if you thought the Reefstock raffle was big.... just wait...... :) (Cue Jamie!)

    Feel free to drop a note to info@macnaconference.org; we are all here to bring the best MACNA ever to our lovely city. Denver has a lot to be proud of in the reefing community.... MACNA 2014 will be one of those proud moments.

    -Rob

    President, CORAL
    Chair, MACNA 2014
    Board Member, DARC
     
  14. MartinsReef

    MartinsReef Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    WOW! Now, this is something I can get into. I will drop you a line this weekend!!

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  15. AllysonP

    AllysonP Prawn Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member


    app is emailed and money has been sent, we will be there lol
     
  16. Haulin Oates

    Haulin Oates Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got my ticket!! Now to find a place to keep it for a year...


    "Bond. James Bond." -James Bond
     
  17. jahmic

    jahmic Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Fixed.
     
  18. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Bought my tickets last night, im 10 minutes away from the convention center, all highway, if anyone wants a couch to sleep on during the festivites, let me know, I can make room for a couple people
     
  19. MACNA2014

    MACNA2014 Copepod Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for the support everyone!! This will be one of the best MACNA's too date!!! We hope to have a lot of representation of the four major aquatics clubs in Colorado!
     
  20. AllysonP

    AllysonP Prawn Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member



    we are already getting ready lol
     

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