2023 Convention

2023 Convention

Here it is!  The ALA 2023 Convention

Registration www.alaconvention.org

When May 19-21

Where kalamazoo MI

Delta Hotel By Marriott Kalamazoo and Conference Center

Special rate of $134/night





9am – 4pm                  Collecting Trip (Michigan fishing license required) 6pm – 10pm Show & Vendor Room Set Up


7 to 1pm                      Shop Hop to Water Colors, Blue Fish & Preuss Pets

9 to 12pm                    Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Tour

10am to 10pm             Show room open and fish entry. Vendor room open.

1:30 to 2:30pm            #1 ALA Talk

2:45 to 3:45pm            #1 AKA Talk

4:00 to 5:00pm            #2 AKA Talk

5:15 to 6:00pm            Break

6:15 to 7:15pm            #2 ALA Talk

7:30 to 9:30pm            Goodeid Working Group Auction

9:30 to 10pm               Goodeid Working Group Meeting

10:00 to 12:00             Hospitality Room


7:00 to 8:30am            Show room closed due to judging

8:30 to 5:30pm            Show room and Vendor Room open

8:30 to 9:30am            #3 AKA talk

9:45 to 10:45am          #3 ALA talk

11 to 1:30am               Swap Meet

11:00 to 12pm             Kids tank and raffle

1:00 to 2pm #4            AKA talk

2:15 to 3:15pm            #4 ALA talk

3:30 to 4:30pm            #5 AKA talk

4:45 to 5:45pm            #5 ALA GPS poster presentations

5:30 to 7pm                 Beer and wine tasting for AKA Maier Fund & ALA VPF Fund Location TBD

7:00 to 9:30pm            Banquet and Awards

9:30 to 10pm               Last viewing of Show room

10:00pm                      Show room and vendor tear down

10pm                           Hospitality suite


8:00 to 12pm               Tear Down Fish Show

9:00 to 10am               AKA Open BOD meeting room TBD

9:00 to 10am               ALA Open BOD meeting room TBD

8:30 to 10:30am         Auction Registration, your registration number will be your auction number for the ALA and AKA auction. The auctions will held be simultaneously, but the transactions will remain separate, and the buyer will be required to pay each tab separately (ALA or AKA).

11:00am to ????  Auction, the ALA/AKA will be held together and killifish will be sold and then a livebearer will be sold until all fish are sold.