ACA 2010 Convention Announcements

tjudy

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Hello Everyone,

My apologies for not getting in here sooner to post information about ACA 2010. I will try to pop in regularly from here on out.

ACA 2010 will take place in Milwaukee the weekend of July 22 - 25. All the information you need for schedules, registration, show entries, vendor space, rental tanks, etc... can be found at www.aca2010.com. The site is set up as an online catalog. Click on the things you want and a cart will be filled. You can pay with PayPal, credit card or print off an invoice and mail in a check.

FAQ
Do I have to register to walk through the show and vendor rooms. NO

Do I have to be a member to register?
One person in the household must be an ACA member and then you can all register. Registration is needed to participate in the show and see the speakers.

Can my non-registered family members go to the banquets or on the tours?
Yes, but they will need you to buy them tickets.

Can my family members show fish in my name? Yes

ACT FAST

The hotel is filling up fast, especially on Friday and Saturday night. You make reservations you must call the hotel's reservation desk and use the convention code. See the info you need here: http://www.aca2010.com/hotel

I will announce overflow hotel information soon.

The due dates for show entries and rental tank reservations is JULY 1, 2010. Do not miss this date! We have to put in the tank order that week!

What about photography and art?

The ACA show has always had a good turnout for photography in its show. This year we added a class specifically for photography that has been digitally enhanced into pieces of art. So get those PhotoShop filters hot and produce something really cool to enter into the show. Word is that there are going to be several new players in the photography class this year. I hope so! There are too many incredible photographers out there to let hacks like me continue to win... :-/


See you in Milwaukee!

Ted Judy
ACA 2010 Convention Chairman
 

tjudy

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It is time to sign up for the Aquarium Beautiful competition. If you are coming to the convention and would like to represent your local aquarium club in a fun contest for a trophy and bragging rights.... Read on!

This contest will team an aquarium club with a commercial fish farmer to set up, decorate and stock a display aquarium using the labor of the team, and aquarium display donated by United Pet Group and the fish from a commercial fish farmer.
Entry Fee: $50 (paid by the aquarium club) & livestock for the display (donated to the convention by the fish farmer)
General Rules:

  • Each team will be provided an aquarium set up.
  • Convention sponsors will provide a large pile of aquarium substrates, decorations and backgrounds.
  • The event starts on Thursday evening, when all of the teams gather at their aquariums and are given the signal to start setting up their display.
  • The contest winners will be chosen by attendee voting using raffle tickets. All of the tanks with decorations (not livestock) will be raffled. 'Voters' are casting a vote when they enter a ticket into the raffle for a specific display. There is no limit to the number of tickets a person can use towards a display.
Awards:

  • The aquarium with the most votes (raffles tickets) wins. Both the aquarium club and the fish farm will receive a trophy.
How to Enter:

  • Any aquarium club that wants to participate needs to send an email to chairman@aca2010.com expressing a desire to enter.
  • When we have a sufficient number of entries (clubs and farms to pair together), we will call for the payment of the entry fee.
  • The teams will be drawn randomly. The teams will be notified who they are teamed with so a plan of action can be made.
Have Fun with This Contest!!!

  • Promote your team! Talk it up! We will announce on this website who the teams are. Talk a little trash!
  • Make t-shirts for your team.
  • Sit together at the banquet.
I think that a team representing a forum would be a very cool addition to this contest. Meet up with friends from the forum and put together a beautiful tank display.
 

tjudy

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Thanks to the generosity of Perfecto, Tetra and Marineland we are waiving the fee for clubs to enter the Club/Farm Aquarium Beautiful competition. Entries are limited to 10, and we already have two. The next eight clubs to email me are in. Here is what I need:

* the name of your club
* the name and email of the person coming to the convention who will be contact person for the team

Send the email to chairman@aca2010.com Here is a link to the contest description: http://www.aca2010.com/show/clubfarm-team-aquarium-beautiful-competition

The Olympia Resort and Spa still has rooms available for Friday and Saturday night... but they are filling up fast! Make your reservations before all the room are sold out and you have to go to the overflow hotel across the street. http://www.aca2010.com/hotel

The tours for Thursday and Friday are filling up as well. When the seats on the bus are all gone no more tickets will be sold.
http://www.aca2010.com/tours

Do not forget that the last day to submit show entries and reserve rental tanks is July 1. That date is RAPIDLY approaching.

Six weeks until the ACA 2010 convention!!!

See you in Milwaukee!
 

tjudy

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We have set up ground transportation with Go Airport Connection. The more people you ride with in the shuttle the less expensive the ride becomes. Use this forum to coordinate with other people coming into the airport, and everyone saves money. Even if you do not team up with someone, if you just happen to share the ride your fee is decreased automatically.

Click here to book your ground transportation

http://goairportconnection.hudsonltd.ne ... c&LOGON=GO
 

tjudy

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Rooms are almost sold out for Friday and Saturday. If you call for a reservation and are told the rooms are sold out, ask to be put on the waiting list. We fully expect rooms to open up. There are people who reserved rooms months ago and are not going to be able to attend.

The July 1 due date for show entries, rental tank reservations and tee-shirt orders is only a few days away. Do not miss out! You can still register for the convention, tours and meals, and you can reserve used equipment right up until the show.

We have added a new speaker to the Thursday evening lineup: Laif DeMason will kick off the convention with his talk on What's new East Africa.

We still have opening for the Club Aquarium Beautiful contest. We just need a couple people from A-P who will be there Thursday to represent your club and put together a display tank.

See you ALL in Milwaukee!
 
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