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!

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 will $175.

To register for the 2024 RAW Conference, click on the following link:

RAW 2024 Registration Link


Realizing that many institutions may not support the purchase of personal apparel using company funds, we are planning to provide a separate link for the pre-order and purchase of RAW conference T-shirts.  The link will be posted later in the not-too-distant future and provided on the RAW website.  Pre-paid shirts will be given out at the registration booth when you arrive.  A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last.

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 will be available for pick up at the conference registration check-in.  Specialty sizes such as extra small and plus sizes will only be available for pre-order.  There will be a limited number of t-shirts for sale at the conference and will only include sizes small through XL.  The color of the shirt is TBD but will likely be a lighter color of blue or gray. 

If you have any problems or questions regarding conference or hotel registration, reach out to Lisa Johnson at (253-404-3651) or Chris Spaulding at (253-404-3675).

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Tacom-RAW in May!



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 short format (8-10 minute) presentations will also be encouraged.

If you would like to present during TACOM-RAW, please carefully follow the instructions for authors and submit the abstract to the program committee via the google form.
For questions regarding submissions, you may contact the RAW Program Committee at

The 35th Regional Aquatic Workshop
Early in the 21st Century aquariums face an uncertain future. Emerging technologies, an increased information bandwidth, and a society increasingly connected, present a range of new challenges and new opportunities. For the 35th RAW we are asking authors to submit contributions that inform how aquariums will operate further into 21st Century.

Areas of focus during the meeting will include: Innovation in AQ sciences; Invertebrate Husbandry – with emphasis on diverse invert species; The Art of Displays – elements that make a “great” display (lighting, aquascaping, etc.); Husbandry of aquatic plants/algae (the non-nuisance kind); Aquarium research partnerships and collaborations; Mental wellness/ Employee wellbeing, Institutional/Industry Knowledge Retention/Transfer, and Life Support Systems. All submissions will be considered, but submissions are encouraged in these domains.

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

Submissions not accepted for full-length oral presentation may be directed toward the short-format session.

We thank you all for your participation.


Early submissions appreciated! Thank you.

Complete the Abstract Submission document template located on (below). Then submit and upload abstracts via the google form by FEBRUARY 2, 2024.

Early submissions appreciated! Thank you.

Call For Abstracts: Instructions for Authors