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!

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!


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 2023 Sponsor Information

Dear Friends and Colleagues,Last year, Greg Whittaker and the Moody Gardens team resuscitated the Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW), bringing some much-needed camaraderie and team-building at a time when all of us greatly needed a distraction. With little notice and a huge amount ofuncertainty, they pulled off an amazing event in Galveston. Now, it is time… Continue reading Raw 2023 Sponsor Information

RAW 2023

Hello Aquarium Professionals, Due to some unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, the Virginia Aquarium was forced to cancel their planned hosting of the Regional Aquatics Workshop in 2023. Per the RAW bylaws, as the first loser in last year’s voting process, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium was asked to step up. Some of you… Continue reading RAW 2023

RAW 2023 and 2024

RAW exists because our colleagues are willing to step up and take on the task of hosting each year. Typically, potential hosts will pitch their facilities to the conference crowd to be voted on for two years hence. With the extended gap in RAW’s, we took the opportunity to offer up hosts for both 2023… Continue reading RAW 2023 and 2024

Tuesday Updates

Hey Everyone I have a few updates for you. You can find an updated schedule here, which has a few minor tweaks as well as sponsor presentations listed. You can find a list of abstracts here, which will give you descriptions of all of the talks at this years conference. Finally, I wanted to provide… Continue reading Tuesday Updates