MAX 2016 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

All lectures are included in price of admission as is the comfortable seating, quiet lecture atmosphere, and quality A/V presentation.

We are honored to bring you the most inspiring speakers that the aquatics industry has to offer! Each lecture is about one hour in length with a 15 minute discussion period immediately thereafter.

NEW: don't miss our dedicated "Speaker's Lounge" for one-on-one converstions with your favorite speaker in a small group setting.

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Coral Restoration Foundation

Coral Restoration Foundation

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"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Evaluating a Fish Before Purchase"

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Discussing the principles going into picking out a healthy fish at the store for better overall success.  Why one fish may not be as good as another and how to decipher one that may thrive from one that may soon have health issues or already has health issues.

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"Introduction to Water Chemistry"

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An interactive and entertaining discussion about the roles and relationships of the elements within our marine aquariums
Speakers: Mari Backus and Justine Dill

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"Restoring the Reefs"

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Over the past few few decades coral reefs throughout the world have undergone significant changes. With pressures from warming sea waters complicated by shifting ecosystems, many of the reef building corals are being hit hard in their population numbers and distributions. The Coral Restoration Foundation is working throughout a handful of locations in the Caribbean to restore species of Acropora, Millepora, and Montastrea by propagating them in man-managed offshore nurseries and outplanting onto reefs that they once naturally occurred on. Our organization empowers staff, interns, volunteers and citizen scientists to participate in our mission to restore the reefs to their natural condition.
Speakers: Mari Backus and Justine Dill

Title:

"Restoring the Reefs"

Abstract:

Over the past few few decades coral reefs throughout the world have undergone significant changes. With pressures from warming sea waters complicated by shifting ecosystems, many of the reef building corals are being hit hard in their population numbers and distributions. The Coral Restoration Foundation is working throughout a handful of locations in the Caribbean to restore species of Acropora, Millepora, and Montastrea by propagating them in man-managed offshore nurseries and outplanting onto reefs that they once naturally occurred on. Our organization empowers staff, interns, volunteers and citizen scientists to participate in our mission to restore the reefs to their natural condition.

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"Introduction to Water Chemistry"

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An interactive and entertaining discussion about the roles and relationships of the elements within our marine aquariums

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"Basic Saltwater Systems - It doesn't take much!"

 

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An introductory/review of the simplest of marine aquarium requirements

 

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"Basic Saltwater Systems - It doesn't take much!"

 

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An introductory/review of the simplest of marine aquarium requirements

Bob Fenner

Sunday April 3, 2016

3:00 PM

 

Coral Restoration Foundation

Saturday April 2, 2016

1:30 PM

Scott Kohler

Saturday April 2, 2016

3:00 PM

Paul Poeschl

Saturday April 2, 2016

12:00 NOON

 

 

 

Bob Fenner

Saturday April 18th at 2:00PM

Scott Kohler

Sunday April 3, 2016

12:00 NOON

 

 

Coral Restoration Foundation

Coral Restoration Foundation

Sunday 4:30 Speaker:    Terence Fugazzi (pre-raffle workshop)

Coral Restoration Foundation

Sunday April 3, 2016

1:30 PM