The NERAC conference presented by the Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) is a mere 15 days away. Scheduled for March 19, this is NERAC’s sixth year in operation, and much like other conferences, it will be full of speakers, vendors, and raffles. Unlike most single-day aquarium conferences however, this one will have cocktails! After the show, which runs from 8:30am – 6pm, the bar officially opens. Tickets will run $35, which gets you a free lunch, free entry into the aquarium, and access to speakers and vendors. All activities taking place after 6pm will require an additional registration free. After all, alcohol ain’t cheap.
NERAC will be held at Atlantis Marine World, a famous exhibit that is home to a 20,000 gallon reef aquarium. The speaker lineup includes Simon Garratt, Ken Nedimyer, Richard Ross, and Paul Whitby. Several vendors are scheduled to attend, and these include Reef Koi, Cherry Corals, Reef Nutrition, Acan Lighting, and many more. There is currently little information regarding the raffle, but I’m sure a list of prizes will be made available in the very near future.