Call for Sponsors

21st Annual Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW)

June 18-21, 2007


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 Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, June 17-22, 2007 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  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 2007 will begin with AZA Taxon Advisory Group meetings on June 18.  June19 begins the first full day of paper sessions, extending through 22 June.  Scheduled social events to be determined.  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


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 and conference website

·     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 meals

·     Icebreaker Meal (location to be determined)

·     Zoo/Aquarium field trip (lunch at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium)

·     Aquarium Olympics (events and location to be determined)

·     Hospitality suite (open nightly 9pm-2am, June 18-21)

·     Benefits are negotiable


.**Pop-up display provided by exhibitors


For more information contact:


Allan Marshall, Curator                                             Jennifer Dancico

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium                               Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

412-365-2595                                                          412-365-2596                         


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