Just passing this on since it's local to me.
Upcoming fish convention in Phoenix AZ!
The 13th annual Southwest Area Killifish Event (SAKE) will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
There will be a focus on both killifishes and livebearers this year. Additionally, we expect an excellent selection of aquatic plants to be available again this year. There is no registration fee to attend SAKE as the event is funded by a gigantic raffle, a silent auction, and a regular auction.
SPEAKERS will be:
* John Boylan: "Panama 2009, Old Friends and New Fishes"
* Allen Wood (2011 Chairman of the American Livebearer Association): "A Fishroom for Livebearers or Evolution of a Fishroom"
* Allan Semeit: "Killifishes from western Africa - Senegal to the Congo"
Ramada Plaza Hotel Phoenix at Metro Center
12027 North 28th Drive
Cactus Road/I-17 Exit 209
Phoenix, AZ 85029
As mentioned earlier, there is no registration fee to attend SAKE. You can register at the door, however, we encourage you to "register" before the event. There may be some incentives offered at the event for those who register early. To register early, on or after January 9, 2011, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The e-mail to register must include your name, current hometown, and any current aquarium club affiliation(s). If you are registering a spouse, children, or a friend, please include the same information for each attendee. When your registration has been processed, you will see your name listed on the ARK website. To be eligible for possible incentives, early registration requests must be sent before 6 p.m. Arizona time on Friday, March 11, 2011.
For more information about 2011 SAKE, check out the ARK website at http://ark.naturalaquariums.com/index.php?topic=502.0
If you cannot attend but would still like to help, please contact either myself or the email above for any donations. Thank you and hope to see you there!