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ACA-NECA 2019 CONVENTION

SCHEDULE

(Subject to Additions and  Changes)

 

Monday & Tuesday 7/15-16/2019 (Work team/Vendors)

8:00 am     10:00 pm     Tank delivery, show & rental room setup/ display tank setup

8:00 am     10:00 pm     Vendor Room Set up                                               

 

Wednesday 7/17/2019

10:00 am   5:00 pm       Vendor Room, Show Room, Tank Rental Room Set up

10:00 am   5:00 pm       Art & Photo Show Tables, BABES silent auction tables

4:00 pm    7:00 pm       Registration Open                                       

10:00 pm   2:00 am       Hospitality Room Open                               

 

Thursday 7/18/2019

7:30 am     6:00 pm       Registration Open

8:30 am     3:00 pm       Excursion 1- Old Sturbridge Village/Lunch

9:00 am     5:00 pm       Show Room/Tank Rental Room/ Art Show/ BABES auction table Open  

9:00 am     5:00 pm       Vendor Room Open

3:00 pm     5:00 pm       Sunday Auction Pre-registration available   

3:30 pm     5:30 pm       ACA Board Meeting

6:00 pm    7:15 pm        Jim Cumming

                                       “From the Hobbyist’s Perspective: Keeping and Breeding Neotropical Holy Grail     

                                        Cichlids in the Home Aquarium”     

7:30 pm    8:45 pm       Les Kaufman

                                      “Holy Grail Cichlids and Their Roads to Salvation: Revelations from Recent Surveys of

                                        the Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga Systems”

9:00 pm    10:15 pm      Oliver Lucanus

                                       “Holy Grail Cichlids of Lakes Kivu, Mweru, Fwa and the Congo in their Natural Habitat

                                        and In the Aquarium”

10:30 pm   2:00 am       Hospitality Room Open                               

 

Friday 7/19/2019

7:30 am     6:00 pm       Registration Open

8:30 am     3:00 pm       Excursion 2- Mystic Aquarium/Seaport/Lunch

9:00 am     5:00 pm       Show Room/Tank Rental Room/ Art Show/ BABES auction table Open  

9:00 am     5:00 pm       Vendor Room Open

3:00 pm     5:00 pm       Sunday Auction Pre-registration available

5:30 pm    6:45 pm        Jim Cumming

                                        “From the Hobbyist’s Perspective: Keeping and Breeding the Holy Grail Cichlids of                                              Madagascar and India”

7:00 pm    8:15 pm       Wayne Leibel

                                      “South American Acaras: Holy Grail Cichlids You Never Knew You Wanted... and Why

                                      You Do"

8:30 pm    9:45 pm      Adrian Indermaur

                                      “When All the Endemics are Holy Grail Species: Cichlids of the Cameroonian Crater

                                       Lakes”

10:00 pm  12:00 am      BABES Auction

10:30 pm   2:00 am       Hospitality Room Open

Saturday 7/20/2019

9:00 am     5:00 pm       Show Room/Tank Rental Room/ Art Show/ BABES auction table Open  

9:00 am     5:00 pm       Vendor Room Open

9:00 am     10:15 pm       Oliver Lucanus

                                         "Holy Grail Crenicichla in Their Natural Habitat and In the Aquarium"

10:30 am   11:45 pm         Paul Loiselle

                                         “Searching Across Time and Geography for my Holy Grail Cichlids”

1:00 pm    2:15 pm          Adrian Indermaur

                                         “Holy Grail Cichlids of Lake Tanganyika”

2:30 pm    3:45 pm          Larry Johnson

                                      “Diving Lake Malawi: Finding the Holy Grail Cichlids”

5:00 pm     6:00 pm      Social Hour

6:00 pm    7:30 pm        Banquet

7:30 pm    9:00 pm        Keynote Lawrence Kent “An Amateur in Search of the Holy Grail”

9:00 pm    10:30 pm      NECA/ACA Awards Presentation

10:30 pm   2:00 am       Hospitality Room

 

Sunday 7/21/2019

9:00 am     6:00 pm       Show Room Breakdown                                          

9:00 am     6:00 pm       Tank Rental Room Breakdown

9:00 am     6:00 pm       Vendor Room Open/ Breakdown

10:00 am   6:00 pm      Auction (rules will be posted by late May 2019)

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This is an incredible lineup, and the schedule is designed to maximize everyone's opportunity to see every speaker!  We are even arranging lunch carts outside the speaker rooms so attendees won't miss programs while waiting to get their lunch served in the hotel restaurants! And you won't have to starve either.