2021 ACA Convention
July 23-25, 2021, St. Louis, MO
Make plans to attend the cichlid event of the year!
About 2021 ACA
Enjoy a weekend of all things Cichlid, fishy talk and fellowship – attend the 2021 ACA convention with Cichlid enthusiasts of all ages and experience. Registered attendees can expect world class speakers, manufacturer & vendor booths, an ACA hospitality suite and fish being sold throughout the hotel.
Don’t get left out, use 2021 to make up for staying at home in 2020!
2021 ACA Convention Chairman
The ’21 ACA Convention will be within easy driving distance for most and with good flight connections to the rest of the country and internationally. After being cooped up due to COVID there will be extra special attendance and everyone will be bringing their newest acquisitions, spawned and ready to distribute! Get ready to party with your buddies and go home with new fish!
This three day event will feature a full slate of 5 speakers, an extra special vendor/manufacturer’s room, a tank rental room and a hopping hospitality room. Attendee room sales will be found throughout the venue and are expected to be up this year. The ACA has asked not to have a Show but the Convention will finish with a large Cichlid only auction to get you ready for the next one.
Join fellow Cichlid enthusiasts at the 2021 American Cichlid Association Convention in St Louis, MO, July 23-25! A special Convention after 2020 was cancelled, 2021 will be jointly hosted by the Missouri Aquarium Society (MASI) and the ACA. MASI is a champion convention convener having now hosted 4 for the ACA as well as numerous other conventions for the ALA, AKA, AGA and other national Associations.
Schedule of Events
Day 1 - Friday - Jul 23
8AM – 10PM – Tank delivery, show & rental room setup
8AM – 10PM – Vendor Room Set, Tank Rental Room Set up
12PM – 7PM – Registration Open
3PM – 6PM – BABES silent auction tables
3PM – 4PM – Steve Edie: On Keeping Tanganyika Cichlids
4:30PM – 5:30PM – Pam Chin: Tropheus
6PM – 7PM – Dave Schumacher: Lake Malawi Mbuna
7PM – 8:30PM – Dinner Break
8:30PM – 9:30PM – Don Danko: History of Central American Cichlids
10PM – 12AM – BABES Auction
10PM – 2AM – Hospitality Room Open
Day 2 - Saturday - Jul 24
8:30AM – 3PM – Open Registration
9AM – 5PM – Tank Rental Room and BABES Auction tables Open
9AM – 5PM – Vendor Room Open
9:30AM – 10:30AM – Dave Schumacher: Victoria Basin Cichlids
11AM – 12PM – Don Danko: Mouthbrooding Cichlids of Lake Tanganyika
12PM – 1:30PM – Lunch Break
1:30PM – 2:30PM – Pam Chin: Swimming with Cichlids – Lake Tanganyika
3PM – 4PM – Rusty Wessel: Cichlid’s with Livebearers
3PM – 5PM – Sunday Auction Pre-registration available
5PM – 6PM – Social Hour
6PM – 7:30PM – Banquet
7:30PM – 9PM – Keynote Speaker Steve Edie: The Talk
10:30PM –2AM – Hospitality Room Open
Day 3 - Sunday - Jul 25
9AM – 6PM – Tank Rental Room Breakdown
9AM – 6PM – Vendor Room Open/ Breakdown
10AM – 6PM – Auction (rules will be posted by June 15, 2021)
Featured Talks & Speakers
These world-class speakers are giving a 9 talks throughout the weekend for an unforgettable adventure in cichlids.
Pricing & Registration
Get your tickets and swag for the show. Don’t forget to rent or buy a tank and sponge filter for your show winning fish.
C-Vue Aquarium Cabinet$616.00 – $836.00 Select options
$60.00Add to cart
Banquet$35.00 Select options
Polo Shirt$22.00 – $26.00 Select options
T-shirt$18.00 – $22.00 Select options
Tank Sales$15.00 – $20.00 Select options
Tank Rental$15.00 – $20.00 Select options
Show Advertisement$10.00 Add to cart
Show Patron$5.00 Add to cart
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