July 23, 2021 8:00 am - July 25, 2021 6:00 pm Holiday Inn Airport West 3400 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO 63045

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.

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.

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.

Don’t get left out, use 2021 to make up for staying at home in 2020!


2021 ACA Convention at:

Holiday Inn Airport West

3400 Rider Trail West

Earth City, MO 63045

Phone: 314-291-6800

The hotel is conveniently located off I-70 just 10 minutes west of St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Room rate (registered attendees): $129.00 per night (up to four people per room).  Book by calling the hotel directly at 1-314- 291-6800 Overflow rooms will be available at a nearby hotel.

Vendor Tables are available in the main convention room which is open from Friday at 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The room is open to the general public and is the best way to sell your livestock and drygoods. Each vendor will receive a business card ad (provide to us electronically) in the convention booklet.