Unfortunately MACNA 2021 is being canceled for 2021 out of safety concerns over Covid-19 but they will be having a virtual MACNA this year. Keep reading to see the official press release from MASNA (the governing body for the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America).
MACNA 2021 now virtual, MACNA in Atlanta, GA to be rescheduled, MACNA 2021 Sponsorships, Booths, & Tickets transferred to an in-person MACNA 2022.
As such, as the leading marine aquarium education organization in our science based community, we cannot in good conscience ask thousands of you to once again risk your lives and those of your loved ones to travel across the state, country, and world to Atlanta, Georgia later this summer.
After feedback from many of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and meeting with both venues, we have decided that MACNA in Atlanta, GA will be rescheduled to a later date, and all MACNA 2021 booths and tickets will have their credit transferred to an in-person MACNA 2022.
MACNA 2022 will be publicly announced on April 19, 2021.
After the hugely successful virtual MACNA 2020 Phoenix Rising, and mini MACNA, the MACNA 2021 committee will be working in the coming weeks to put together a virtual program to be held during the same dates as MACNA 2021, September 3-5, so that we can still come together for the Education, Trade, and Community that so much of us need in this trying time.
We’d like to thank the marine aquarium industry & community for your support during these past months, and for helping us make this decision. MASNA is actively working with all parties in Atlanta to reschedule the facilities for a future date.