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2015 Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention

Discussion in 'Aquatic Clubs, Events, and Announcements' started by Texex94, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Texex94

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    Come join your fellow hobbyists at this year's AGA convention being held in Washington DC, April 10-12th. You'll get a chance to hang out with fellow hobbyists who are just as passionate about planted tanks as you are and also get to participate in the following events:

    • Learn from 6 amazing speakers, including the keynote speaker, George Farmer from the UK
    • Participate in field trips to the National Zoo, quick tour of DC, and US Botanical Gardens
    • Participate in the Nano Aquascaping Workshop
    • Watch the Senske vs. Farmer Live Aquascaping Challenge
    • Check out all the cool stuff in the vendor room
    • And take part in the all day aquatic plant auction and tag-sale


    The convention will be held at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, VA between April 10-12th. For additional information, please visit the AGA convention page on the AGA's website:
     
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    Wish I could get there! sounds awesome, I'm a hermit though :)
     
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    Same here, Best of luck with the challenge :)
     
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    I'm not sure, but I might in the mix with the scaping.
     
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    For those attending and want to participate in the workshop, there are only a few spaces left. If you want a chance to participate in the workshop, better jump on the opportunity while you have the chance.

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    I think you get to keep the tank you scape also, so that is a very good deal.
     
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    Roughly how many people does the convention usually draw? How large are the vendor and auctions? I've never been to one but am really looking forward to it since it is so close to me.
     
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    Hi Greg. The convention can draw anywhere from 75-150 people, with some years being much better than others. With the economy on the rebound, we are seeing more registration so far and it should be a great event! Although we don't have a huge number of vendors, the ones we do attract are VERY supportive of the planted tank hobby and often bring some really cool stuff to check out for the convention. The plant auction on Sunday is quite large. We usually start early in the morning and don't get done until late in the afternoon/evening on Sunday. You can find some really cool stuff and many of the vendors donate items for the auctions, so there are good deals to be had!


    If you're on the fence, this will be an awesome convention. In fact, Tom will be one of our speakers and he gives an excellent talk! Check out the speaker lineup!
     
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    Thank you! Much appreciated, I am looking forward to it
     
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    If you're still on the fence about coming to this year's convention, then hopefully this will convince you to pull the trigger and join us in Washington DC this April! As one of the showcase events for the convention, we will have two premier aquascapers going head to head in an aquascaping duel! George Farmer from the UK and Mike Senske from Aquarium Design Group of the US will be competing against each other with Jeff Senske MC'ing the the duel. Don't miss the chance to watch these two experts go head to head in this friendly challenge!

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    We're less than two weeks away from the convention and the excitement for this year's convention is building! We'll have lots of great speakers, an awesome workshop, two excellent aquascapers going head to head in a competition, and of course the incredible auction on Sunday. As an added bonus this year, we will have a raffle table the day of the auction for a bunch of very cool items donated by the supporters of this year's convention. So, don't miss out! Be a part this year's awesome event!

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    Any updates, images or even better videos please :)
     
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    Videos are the property of AGA. They can be bought on line for the DVD.
     
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    Cheers Tom I'll wait on the release :)


    Hope you all had a good day!
     
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