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Call for Sponsors

20th annual Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW)

May 15-19, 2006


Dear Aquatic Colleague,


On behalf of the public aquarium community, I would like to make you aware of our yearly conference, the annual Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW), which will be hosted this year by Moody Gardens, May 15-19, 2006, in Galveston, Texas.  The purpose of our yearly conference is to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion and dissemination of information detailing captive maintenance and husbandry practices in large-scale aquaria.  Regular attendees of RAW include Aquarists, Curators, and Directors from large and small public aquariums and zoos all over the United States and Europe. With over 200 attendees expected, the diversity and worldwide representation provides an excellent forum to showcase your products.  RAW 2006 will begin with AZA Taxon Advisory Group meetings on May 15.  May 16 begins the first full day of paper sessions, extending through 19 May.  Scheduled social events include; a visit to the National Resource Center for Cephalopods followed by an evening in the historic Galveston strand area, an icebreaker social event in the Moody Gardens aquarium and rainforest, a trip to the Houston Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium in Houston and the aquarium Olympics at Palm Beach in Moody Gardens on Friday, May 19.  We are also providing a hospitality suite to foster “networking” opportunities for all conference attendees.


Program topics normally include:  · Ethics, Conservation, and Education  · Exhibit & Life Support System Design  · Legislation and Permitting  · Collection, Acclimation and Quarantine  · Nutrition and Feeding  · Captive Behavior  · Stock Management  · Record Keeping  · Reproduction    · Veterinary Care · Water Quality Management


Specific focus sessions this year will concentrate on cephalopods, disaster preparedness planning and collaboration between facilities, and aquatic animal enrichment. 

Call for Sponsors

In order to facilitate this important meeting, sponsors are being sought in the following categories to help defray meeting costs.  Sponsors can be vendors, industry suppliers and other relevant companies and donors. Unapproved sponsors will not be permitted to advertise or distribute material during the meeting.


First Tier Sponsorship____________________________________$500

  • Written acknowledgement in event program

  • Name recognition on sponsor board displayed during meeting


Second Tier Sponsorship_________________________________$1,000

  • Benefits of 1st Tier plus:

  • Brochure/advertisement item in conference packet


Third Tier Sponsorship__________________________________ $2,000

  • Benefits of 1st and 2nd Tier plus:

  • Two conference registrations

  • Table top exhibit area (6 ˝’ x 2 ˝ ‘) including space for pop-up display*  **


Single Event Sponsorship______________________Contact Host for Price

Sponsorship Opportunities available for:

  • Break Buffets (in presentation hall, Moody Gardens conference center)

  • Icebreaker Meal (evening event at Moody Gardens Aquarium/Rainforest)

  • Zoo/Aquarium field trip (lunch at Houston Zoo, evening at Downtown Aquarium)

  • Aquarium Olympics (events at Palm Beach, Moody Gardens)

  • Hospitality suite (open nightly 9pm-2am, May 15-19)

  • Benefits are negotiable


*Exhibit items may be moved from the conference area to the aquarium Olympics event at Palm Beach on the afternoon of the 19th.  Additional exhibit space may be added.

**Pop-up display provided by exhibitors


For information contact:


Diane Olsen                                                               Greg Whittaker

Moody Gardens                                                          Moody Gardens                            

(409) 683.4102                                                          (409) 683.4101



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