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    Chicago’s World Reef Conference, October 3-4, 2009

    The World Reef Conference kicks off this October 3rd and 4th in Rosemont, IL thanks to the Chicago Marine Aquarium Society, Uberfrags, and Midwest Frag Fest. Details are short, but expect professional speakers, 22,000 sq ft for frag trading/selling, and access to the Backer Trade Show. In the past the Backer pet industry show was […]

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    The World Reef Conference kicks off this October 3rd and 4th in Rosemont, IL thanks to the Chicago Marine Aquarium Society, Uberfrags, and Midwest Frag Fest. Details are short, but expect professional speakers, 22,000 sq ft for frag trading/selling, and access to the Backer Trade Show. In the past the Backer pet industry show was only open to companies in the industry, but this year all WRC attendees will have access on Sunday the 4th. 

    Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) is pleased to announce the first ever World Reef Conference and Frag Fest, to be co-located with H H Backer’s 43rd annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show & Conference on October 3rd & 4th, 2009.

    WRC09 is a two-day educational conference and Frag Fest for saltwater hobbyists and promises to be the Midwest’s largest reef related conference event in 2009. The location for WRC09 is the Donald Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

    Join us for two days of live presentations by top reefing experts, attend unique hands-on workshops, visit with the top manufacturers in the reef-keeping hobby, purchase livestock from any of over seventy top fraggers from around the Midwest, meet and talk with friends and fellow hobbyists and win some awesome reef-related prizes in the huge two-day raffle and even enjoy Chicagoland in the fall!

    Oh yea, one more little detail….
    For the first time ever, you as a hobbyist will gain access to the H H Backer Pet Industry and Wholesalers’ show floor. On Sunday, October 4th, WRC09 Conference attendees can spend a few hours visiting the Backer Aquatics Hall. The Backer Show is the largest and most important pet industry event of its kind and all of the major aquatic manufacturers and wholesalers will be exhibiting there. As a WRC09 full conference attendee, you will be able to see the latest in aquatic hobby products and visit with some of the largest manufacturers and wholesalers in the world.

    The two-day WRC09 Conference pass will include all speaker sessions, preferred notice and selection of the conference workshop sessions, ten free raffle tickets, access to our juniors reef experience for the younger reefers, the largest ever two-day Frag Fest, special access to the Backer Aquatic Hall on Sunday, free admittance to Backers famous All-Industry party on Saturday night and lots of freebies.

    We will post updates as more information rolls out. Two thumbs up to Boyd, Jon, Rob and all involved to organize and develop this conference. With IMAC now in California, Chicago was in dire need of a reef conference.

    One Comment

    1. April 29, 2009 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

      Pretty exciting. I hope to be there.

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    1. […] Ill. (August 8, 2009)–The Chicago Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) announced that the World Reef Conference has been rescheduled. CMAS and H.H. Backer Associates will co-locate their events at the Donald […]

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