2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open

November 20, 2019

2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open

The 2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference, co-hosted, by the USDA North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) will be held February 1-2, 2020 in Columbus, OH at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North Hotel.   Eighteen sessions comprising 54 presentations will be available for attendees to choose from.  Sessions are:


Advancing Aquaculture

Aquaculture BMP’s

Aquaculture Business & Marketing

Aquaponics I & II

Culture Pond Management

Fish Health & Biosecurity

Fry & Fingerling Production

Getting Started in Aquaculture

North Central Regional Updates

Nutrition & Feeding

Percid Culture


Real World Farmer Experiences I & II

Regulatory Considerations

Sunfish / Bass Culture

Shrimp Culture


Attendee Registration: Registration cost is $150 until January 21, $250 from January 22-28, and $300 at the door.  Student registration is $100 regardless of date.  Register early and save! Registration includes two continental breakfasts, breaks, Saturday lunch, and the Saturday Evening Social and Banquet.  Attendees can register at http://ohioaquaculture.org/events  

Exhibitor Registration:  Companies desiring to exhibit should contact Bill Lynch, OAA President, directly at blmillperch@gmail.com to request exhibitor information.   The Conference is providing Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level packages for exhibiting.   The initial three packages are for companies that will be in attendance and include differing amenities based on level selected.   The Bronze package is for those companies who cannot attend but still desire to have their informational materials displayed by and attended by OAA staff.   Number of exhibitors is limited by foyer space in front of the ballrooms so quick attention to registering as an exhibitor is recommended! 

Hotel Information:  The Crowne Plaza Hotel is providing a large black of rooms at a discounted rate until January 8th, 2020.  Book early!  Hotel reservations can be made at  2020 NCRAC Annual Meeting by calling the hotel directly at 614-885-1885. Make sure to use (online) or mention booking code NC1 when registering to receive the discounted rate.  The Crowne Plaza Hotel provides free shuttle service to John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

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