Call for Sponsors

22nd Annual Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW)

June 16-19, 2008


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 Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, NY on beautiful Long Island.  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 2008 will begin with AZA Taxon Advisory Group meetings on June 16.  June 17 begins the first full day of paper sessions, extending through June 19.  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

·     Wine & Cheese event (evening of June 16)

·     Cocktail hour and dinner (evening of June 17)

·     Aquarium Olympics (events and location to be determined, June 19)

·     End of conference BBQ (after Olympics, June 19)

·     Benefits are negotiable


.**Pop-up display provided by exhibitors


For more information contact:


Joe Yaiullo
2008 RAW Conference Abstracts
Atlantis Marine World
431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

631-208-9200, ext 120


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