RAW 2023 Registration and Hotel Bookings ARE NOW LIVE

Hotel Venue: Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, $119 per night plus 12% tax and 16% service fee. (Overflow hotels include the Holiday Inn and Hotel Julien, each within walking distance of the conference venue and the River Museum.)  To reserve your room at the Grand Harbor Resort, call 563-690-4000 and ask for the block of… Continue reading RAW 2023 Registration and Hotel Bookings ARE NOW LIVE

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

2022 Wrap Up

Everyone, RAW 2022 has officially ended here at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island, Texas.  It has been a stellar 4 days of meetings, presentations and camaraderie.  Approximately 200 of our colleagues braved the viral threat and I have heard nothing but praise from every one.  It was certainly the perfect re-connection that everyone has been… Continue reading 2022 Wrap Up

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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

Welcome to RAW

Sending this via list serv as it has relevance to both those attending RAW this coming week, and the broader community. For those coming – safe travels and we’ll see you in a couple days.  Feel free to ping my email with questions – do not hit reply on this unless you want to tell… Continue reading Welcome to RAW

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The Plan

Just over one week out and things seem to be coming together.  Please see the revised schedule for a few minor tweaks.  First and foremost, the dinner event on Wednesday, 23 February has been moved to our Visitor Center complex as the paddlewheel will still be in dry dock.  It seems SOOO apropos and completely… Continue reading The Plan

Otters and Football

Not directly RAW related, but I’m sure everyone is anxious to know how our animal prognosticators are predicting this weekend’s Superbowl.  Many more relevant updates will hit the website in the next 2 days, but we wanted to give you a brief look at some of the aquatic adventures that await you at Moody Gardens… Continue reading Otters and Football

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