Update February 15, 2018

All abstract submissions have been reviewed.  Speakers and poster presenters have been notified and need to confirm by March 1st.

Details on how to organize the presentation and poster will be posted on this website by March 1st.  Refer to the documents "How to Organize Your Presentation" and "Poster Guidelines" for useful information that is unique to RAW 2018.

The agenda will be posted on Whova by mid-March.


Update January 17, 2018

We are no longer accepting abstracts.  Thank you to everyone that submitted one!

Early registration has ended, but you can still register for the conference for $125.

Check the Social Events and Tours tab for information on some of the evening events planned.


Update November 12, 2017

Call for presentations abstract information and submission forms are now live on the registration page!


Update October 20, 2017

Registration for RAW 2018 is now open! Check the Registration and Travel & Lodging pages for more information.


Update September 1, 2017

Information on RAW 2018 Coming Soon!




Update May 19, 2017

For those who attended the Regional Aquatics Workshop last week, you know that it truly was Wicked RAWsome! Thanks to the fabulous hosts, the New England Aquarium.

The RAW Program Committee would like to recognize some of these fantastic presentations as the Best of RAW. These presentations rose to the top as innovative, thought-provoking, and representative of our industry. A special thank you to our at-large judges selected from the audience:
Amy Slagoski
Kenny Stange
Dee Murphy
Allen McDowell
Andy Allison

Congratulations!! to the Best of RAW 2017:

Barrett Christie: Effect of Supplemental Phosphorus and Organic Carbon on Nitrification during Cycling

Rob Jones: Stress and its Effects on Fish (including Mycobacteria)

Sandy Trautwein: Developing a Professional Team: Ideas from the Aquarium of the Pacific

Andy Rhyne: Hormone Induced Spawning of the Atlantic Lookdown, Selene vomer

Matt Wade: Hungry, Hungry Rhizostomes: Successful Rhizostome Culture Strategies at National Aquarium

Jennie Janssen and Brian Nelson: The Cuboid Invasion – Part 1: Sweating the Small Stuff

Mark Murray: Using Electricity to Bridge Temperate Sharks during Positive Reinforcement Training

Katy Duke: Plastic Fantastic? Taking up the challenge of going #OneLess and Fires happen! … How prepared are you?











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