Registration Closed

RAW 2024 registration is now closed due to the unanticipated high demand for attendance.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Chris Spaulding, .  Openings will be offered based on any cancellations on a first come first served basis.  Thank you!

Additional Hotel Block

Attention RAW attendees still in need of lodging!  The Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown has graciously added a limited room block for the RAW conference at $199/per night.  These will likely sell out fast so book as soon as you can following the links provided below.  If you have already booked your room at this hotel,… Continue reading Additional Hotel Block

RAW 2024 Schedule

We are just about six weeks away from gathering for RAW 2024.  The program schedule is complete and available for viewing here.  This will be going live on the Whova app in the coming days.  We have a full and exciting program prepared for everyone.  Looking forward to seeing you at TACOM-RAW!

Hotel Update

The conference Hotel Murano is currently sold out of all room blocks for the RAW conference.  They will be releasing rooms as cancellations occur.  If you are still looking to book your stay, there are two Marriott hotels only a block away from the conference hotel.  They are: Marriott Tacoma Downtown: Courtyard by Marriott… Continue reading Hotel Update

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If learning the Japanese art of fish printing, known as *Gyotaku, *is in your future, then the future is Sunday, May 5, 2024. The Planning Committee has approved two independent, 2-hour sessions of fish printing workshops at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. If interested in more details, contact Bruce Koike directly….

RAW 2024 Base Schedule

Hello everyone! Less than 3 months to go before TACOM-RAW!! I realize that it has been a while since we have made any updated announcements regarding the conference and everyone is chomping at the bit to get eyes on the final program schedule.  The program committee is working with us to finalize all of the… Continue reading RAW 2024 Base Schedule

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RAW T-Shirt Pre-sale now available through April 15th!

RAW 2024 conference t-shirts are now available for pre-sale.  The original artwork for the logo on the front and back was created by one of our own in the aquarium department at PDZA! Click on the following link to per-order your t-shirt today! The deadline for the pre-sale is April 15. All pre-ordered shirts… Continue reading RAW T-Shirt Pre-sale now available through April 15th!

Call For Abstracts

TACOM-RAW 2024 The 35th Regional Aquatic Workshop, will be held in Tacoma, WA from May 5-10, 2024, and promises to be another signature meeting of great presentations and wonderful networking opportunities. We are calling upon presenters to submit abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations (15 minutes presenting plus 5 minutes of questions). This year, submissions for… Continue reading Call For Abstracts

RAW 2024 Registration and Hotel Bookings are NOW LIVE!

Registration: The full conference registration fee is $175, however if you register prior to March 1, 2024 you will be given a discount code on the registration page.  You will need to enter the discount code into the form to receive the early bird rate of $150 at checkout.  Starting March 2, the registration price… Continue reading RAW 2024 Registration and Hotel Bookings are NOW LIVE!


Hello Aquarium Colleagues and Professional Fishheads! Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is excited to host RAW 2024 for the first time in the Pacific Northwest!  Despite what you may all think, the sun does actually shine in the Pac-NW but in an effort to improve our chances of seeing that bright shiny orb we all… Continue reading TACOM-RAW 2024

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