AT THE Holiday Inn
MARCH 1-3, 2019

The Raleigh Aquarium Society (RAS) is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for its 2019 Carolina Aquarium Workshop. The workshop offers a native fish collecting trip, a "Meet & Greet" session with our invited speakers, a full day conference with 4 invited experts, a banquet, and our signature auction of aquatic fish, plants, supplies, and equipment. Our workshop is a unique opportunity to share information and enjoyment with amateur and professional aquarists. Recent workshops have attracted over 250 people from around the world. Mark your calendars now for a memorable experience! 

Workshop Location

Holiday Inn at 2805 Highwoods Blvd, Raleigh, NC. The Holiday Inn is located at the intersection of the I-440 (aka “inner beltline”) and Capital Blvd on the northeast side of Raleigh.

For out-of-town attendees, we have arranged special room rates at the Holiday Inn.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, March 1, 2019 (Lakes & Holiday Inn)

1:00 pm: Native fish and plant collecting field trip at 2 regional waterways. Carpools will leave from the Holiday Inn. RAS will provide buckets, seines, nets, and permits, but bring any personal items, such as containers, towels, extra clothes, waders, and food/drinks. Participants must be registered in the workshop. Send an email to to signup.

7:00 pm: "Meet & Greet" with speakers (light houre d'oeuvres will be available)

8:00pm: "Summer Tubs -- Fish & Plants Outside" by Ted Coletti.

9:00 pm: Rare Fish Mini-auction.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 (Holiday Inn)

9:00am: Workshop Registration and Setup.

9:30am: "Fish Collecting In Florida" by Bob Bock.

10:45am: "The Many Ways To Grow Aquarium Plants" by Tom Barr.

12:00pm: Lunch (at the Holiday Inn Restaurant or off site).

1:00pm: "Are Sunfish Bizarro Cichlids?" by Bob Bock.

2:15pm: "Its Planted... Now What?" by Tom Barr.

3:30pm: "The Joys Of Keeping African Rift Lake Cichlids" by Dave Herlong (or optional breakout on "Chat with the Plant Brain" by Tom Barr).

4:45pm: "Surprising World of Platies & Swordtails" by Ted Coletti.

6:00pm: Social Hour (at Holiday Inn Lounge).

7:00pm: Dinner Banquet (catered by the  Holiday Inn Restaurant)

8:00pm: "Hidden History of the Aquarium Hobby in America" by Ted Coletti.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 (Holiday Inn)

9:00 am: Auction Registration and Setup.

10:00 am: Auction.

 CAW Registration Details

Fri + Sat All Events: $20 Members; $25 Non-member; Kids under 12 Free.

Dinner Banquet + Talk: $20 Members; $25 Non-member; $10 Kids under 12

Sunday Auction: Aquarium Society (Paid) members Free; Non-members $5

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