The Midwest Marine Conference of 2011 is a quickly approaching aquarium event put on by the folks at the MarineLife Aquarium Society of Michigan. The two-day event will be held on November 4-5, and while most aquarium events take place at hotels and large conference centers, the MMC is being held at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, a natural history museum. What a great spot for an aquarium event right? The show will open up on a Friday with a reception, but the follow day is where it’s all taking place. Saturday is full of guest speakers, a hall full of coral vendors and exhibitors, an aquascaping contest, and the traditional aquarium event raffle. The guest speaker list includes Charles Delbeek, Steven Pro, Ret Talbot, and filmmaker Mike deGruy.
One thing we noticed about this show is that it doesn’t break the bank. Full conference tickets are available at $25 (or $15 if you’re a member of MASM), and if you don’t want to listen to the speakers or hang out with the aquarium guys on Friday, admission to the exhibit hall is only $3 at the door from 1 pm to 5pm on Saturday. Almost seems like a typo if you ask me. The full conference pass gets you access to the show at 8am and all of the guest speakers.