General Info
Over the past 30 years, the Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW) has traveled all over the country and even abroad. We are excited that it has finally come home to Ohio and, on behalf of the original group, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to host the 2019 Regional Aquatics Workshop May 13th -17th, 2019. Retro RAW will celebrate how far our industry has come in 30 years, and what is ahead for the next 30.

We are calling upon presenters to submit abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations (15 minutes presenting plus 5 minutes of questions).

If you would like to present during Retro RAW, please carefully follow the instructions for authors and submit the abstract to the program committee at the following email address:

All verbal presentations will be video recorded by Animal Professionals and will be available on their website

Submissions not accepted for oral presentation may be directed toward the poster session. If you prefer to present your information in the form of a poster please indicate this preference when submitting your abstract.



Instructions for Presenters

Please include the following in your submission:

(1) Title
Presentation title should be short and succinct, but clearly represent the theme of the presentation.

(2) Authors
Include the full names and affiliations of all authors; the full mailing address, email address, and telephone number of all authors.

(3) Abstract text
Abstracts should be informative, stating the purpose of the work and summarize the significant findings. They should include an introduction, convey the main point, and outline results and conclusions. Contributions should be scientifically robust. Abstracts should not contain statements like “this will be discussed;” instead, include information to make the abstract informative. Abstracts must not exceed 150 words.

(4) Submission
Abstracts must be submitted by February 1 st , 2019 via email to

(5) Accepted presenters
All accepted authors must be registered and have registration fees paid in full by March 31, 2019 in order to make their presentation.






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