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xerxes300
08-17-2017, 09:52 PM
https://reefbuilders.com/2017/08/16/macna-2018-las-vegas/

Animal-Chin
08-17-2017, 10:34 PM
Hmmm fish tanks and debauchery, I may have to try and make this one...lol

WarDog
08-17-2017, 11:55 PM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4402/36267241880_5668ec7fed_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XfP6tN)

I think a lot of us will be going.

kien
08-18-2017, 01:29 AM
I think a lot of us will be going.

+1 !

Myka
08-18-2017, 04:08 AM
I'm not excited about MACNA in Vegas. Seems odd to me.

kien
08-18-2017, 03:21 PM
I'm not excited about MACNA in Vegas. Seems odd to me.

Carbon dosing for everyone !! :-D

hunggi74
08-20-2017, 07:36 AM
Gonna get my early bird ticket with a free t-shirt.

WarDog
08-20-2017, 08:17 AM
Gonna get my early bird ticket with a free t-shirt.

Still doesn't mean you'll go.

WarDog
04-14-2018, 02:31 AM
This will be my 3rd consecutive Macna. Is anyone else confirmed?

Frogger
04-14-2018, 05:22 AM
Not confirmed but solidly considering

DKoKoMan
04-14-2018, 05:47 AM
Would be a sweet trip!

hunggi74
04-14-2018, 06:04 AM
Still doesn't mean you'll go.

Full Pass purchased
Hotel room booked
Flight booked
Does this mean Iím confirmed?

WarDog
04-14-2018, 06:35 AM
Full Pass purchased
Hotel room booked
Flight booked
Does this mean Iím confirmed?

No.

hunggi74
04-14-2018, 08:17 AM
No.

Wow. Old wounds heal slow eh?

FishyFishy!
04-14-2018, 04:14 PM
So it says for a weekend pass...that ticket sales have ended. Does that mean they are sold out?

WarDog
04-14-2018, 06:55 PM
So it says for a weekend pass...that ticket sales have ended. Does that mean they are sold out?

I think the weekend pass includes the Banquet dinner and Fridays reception. Probably can only get day passes for the show floor.

FishyFishy!
04-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Still cant find day passes! Their site is kinda frustrating to navigate. I told the wife today that its in Vegas and now she wants to go! Haha

Dearth
04-14-2018, 08:19 PM
I'm torn I am a veteran of Vegas having been there many times and September is the start of Convention season there not to mention it will still be hella hot there with daytime highs in the low to mid 40celcius range.

I'm a true northern boy I want to go but it is still way to hot for me there that time of year

xerxes300
04-14-2018, 08:24 PM
im thinking to buy the ďDaily PassĒ for 3 days(available in June).
and skip the ďFull Conference PassĒ cuz i dont know if the additional Sat nite dinner wud be of interest.

any drawbacks to 3 Daily Passes?


http://macnaconference.org/2018/attend/

Myka
04-14-2018, 10:44 PM
any drawbacks to 3 Daily Passes?

Depends what you like. The whole trade show I think is a bit of a yawn - I'm really not into trade shows of any kind. The Key Note Speaker at the banquet is the only thing I'm interested in at MACNA besides meeting up with buddies I haven't seen in awhile.

DiverDude
04-17-2018, 07:36 PM
IF you can only go to one......MACNA or Reefapalooza ?

Dearth
04-18-2018, 02:21 AM
IF you can only go to one......MACNA or Reefapalooza ?

Reefapalooza hands down

Trade shows can be very dry and boring after awhile

Myka
04-18-2018, 04:51 AM
Reefapalooza hands down

You've been to both?

DKoKoMan
04-18-2018, 04:53 AM
I would like to attend the Reefapalooza as I’m not a big fan of the trade show atmosphere. That being said I won’t knock macna until I have been.

Dearth
04-18-2018, 06:53 AM
You've been to both?


I attended Macna in 2013 in Florida only went one day and was a whirlwind tour

I couldn’t get in to reefapalooza though 2014 as I was unable to get time off when it was on

I haven’t travelled since my heart attack in 2015 although I am planning on travelling this spring and fall

However as I have attended many trade shows throughout the years most of which have dealt with heavy industry after you start going for a few years they tend to be the same after awhile

While I attended Macna in Fort Lauderdale it was a quick run and lots of eye candy I know I would of enjoyed it if I had more time as I was a new reefer but my Girl Friend at the time had zero interest in it or salt water hobby period but it has the same format as every other trade show I’ve attended. I’d enjoy it but new things always spice it up.

FishyFishy!
04-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Got my tickets today!!! Who else is going??

WarDog
04-27-2018, 02:05 AM
Got my tickets today!!! Who else is going??

I know of at least 10 Canreefers who are confirmed.

hunggi74
04-27-2018, 04:05 PM
I know of at least 10 Canreefers who are confirmed.

But no me...not confirmed ...

WarDog
04-27-2018, 05:00 PM
But no me...not confirmed ...

I didn't want to name the unconfirmed.
�� Shame...�� shame.

Dearth
04-27-2018, 07:26 PM
I was denied time off already too many people off on my crew on those dates....

MACNAConference
05-24-2018, 05:13 PM
So many questions in this thread! We've been sleeping at the wheel.

Would love to see all of you at Vegas this year! We have plenty of interest group meeting space available too throughout the weekend, we should totally set aside a time for CANReef meetup too!

So, passes.
All pass types are not available for pre-order through our website, so go nuts!
http://macnaconference.org/2018/attend/

Full Access Conference Pass - Includes everything, speakers, workshops, Friday night reception, Saturday Banquet, and exhibit floor. If you want to see it all - this type of pass is the way to go.

Daily passes either include the speakers or not (Full Access or just Exhibit Floor only) $35 for full access, and $20 for exhibit floor only. If you want to attend the Friday reception (live music, snacks, and socializing) or the Saturday Banquet (sit down dinner, presentation, and MASNA awards ceremony) they can be added a-la-carte.

The $90 weekend pass is the speakers, workshops, and exhibit floor all three days, so great for those who do not want to attend the social and banquet, or just want to a-la-carte one, save another night for some nights out at ashow or something!

All of the MACNA events are at our MACNA hotel, so no walking outside needed - because yeah, Vegas in September is HOT! This year's hotel rates are the lowest we have ever been able to offer for MACNA. To get our MACNA rates you need to book through our website, the link is below.

http://macnaconference.org/2018/stay/

MACNAConference
05-24-2018, 05:17 PM
And, what to expect at MACNA?

It actually isn't just a trade show!!

The exhibit floor is like RAP on steroids, more vendors, and while admittedly our manufacturer to vendor ratio is higher than other shows, there are still dozens of vendors selling corals, frags, equipment and more.

A lot of attendees love actually getting a business card from the manufacturers for support issues in the future, so having them there to show you how to use their equipment is great!

Plus, so much shopping for all of us that just need that "one more treasure" for our tanks ;)

Our floorplan is continuing to update, and we now have all the reserved booths listed on our interactive floor plan - http://macnaconference.org/2018/floor/

shiftline
06-12-2018, 06:26 AM
So stoked for it!
https://youtu.be/13px57OlP14

shiftline
06-12-2018, 11:14 PM
A little bonus discount for my fellow Canadians :)

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180612/a248269dd292209e0f3655c025e39560.png


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Dearth
06-17-2018, 06:03 PM
All in the space of 12 hours I went from not being able to go then being able to go to again not being able to go

Where I work vacation is based on first come first serve and limited to a maximum of three people off per crew at a time (24 hr operation) found out that someone cancelled their holidays for that time slot and a put in for the vacation and all looked good 5 hours later was told that I couldnít have it as I was beat out by someone else who put their time in a day earlier

Sigh....

DKoKoMan
06-17-2018, 06:15 PM
All in the space of 12 hours I went from not being able to go then being able to go to again not being able to go

Where I work vacation is based on first come first serve and limited to a maximum of three people off per crew at a time (24 hr operation) found out that someone cancelled their holidays for that time slot and a put in for the vacation and all looked good 5 hours later was told that I couldnít have it as I was beat out by someone else who put their time in a day earlier

Sigh....

Sounds similar to my line of work... May-September is considered the red zone where if you didnít have annual vacation you canít take that time off. We are allowed 2 off at a time...thatís iT...thatís all. No negotiations :neutral:

xerxes300
06-17-2018, 11:07 PM
we bot the Full Weekend Pass 😀