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 of
uncertainty, they pulled off an amazing event in Galveston. Now, it is time to start thinking about the next phase in our return to normalcy. With that in mind, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (NMRMA) is excited to invite all of you to join us in Dubuque, Iowa for the 37th episode of the greatest aquarium get-together on the planet!
RAW on the River will be held from May 7-12, 2023, at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque.
For almost 40 years, RAW has achieved great success due to the financial support from our industry vendors and partners. We are reaching out to you to help usher in the next phase of industry collaboration so we can all help each other reach our shared goals.
Sponsors for RAW 2023 can be vendors, industry suppliers, and other relevant companies or donors. Please note: Only those companies that have purchased a sponsor package listed will be permitted to advertise, showcase, or distribute their materials. Sponsorship will be available on a first come, first served basis for specific sponsorship categories that have limited slots. We ask that you return your signed sponsor agreement and arrange payment with Marilyn Snyder (email@example.com) to secure your sponsor package. Deadlines for materials necessary for workshop sponsors (i.e. logo submissions, registrations, conference packet materials) will be detailed in subsequent communications. If you wish to register additional representatives beyond those provided with a particular
sponsorship package, you may do so by paying the Commercial Affiliate registration price of $400 for each additional person.
RAW is intended to be an open and collegial forum for aquarium professionals and students employed by public aquariums. The registration fee is reasonably priced because we have the strong, generous funding of our commercial friends and partners that support RAW through sponsorships and paying at the exhibitor registration rates. In fairness to all registrants, we respectfully ask that if you are a supplier of services or goods to the public aquarium industry that you please register at the minimum exhibitor level, regardless of whether you are marketing or selling at the workshop.
Thank you for your past and continued support.
Vice President of Living Collections & Education
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
2023 RAW Exhibitor Sponsorships
Exhibit sponsorships will be offered on a first come, first served basis and be contingent upon payment. Sponsors who commit early will have more opportunity to choose preferred booth locations, speaking times, and events.
The deadline for sponsorship is January 31, 2023. Deadlines for materials necessary for conference sponsors (logo submission, registrations, conference materials, etc.) are forthcoming.