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
Second Tier Sponsorship_________________________________$1,000
Third Tier Sponsorship__________________________________ $2,000
Single Event Sponsorship______________________Contact Host for Price
Sponsorship Opportunities available for:
*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
(409) 683.4102 (409) 683.4101
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