2013 Conference Details

Online registration will remain open until the day of the conference

Click here for a map of City Center - we will be located in the Marriott’s conference center

Click here for the complete conference bulletin and agenda

Click here for the Gala Reception menu

The Newport News Marriott at City Center

November 15-16, 2013

Who should attend  Whether you are an active shellfish or finfish culturist or thinking about starting an aquaculture business—this is the place to be! The conference provides an opportunity to learn about current and upcoming industry issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and interact with others with similar interests. The format includes a day and a half of shellfish and finfish/prawn content in concurrent sessions with an on-going trade show. The trade show consists of a wide variety of exhibitors including the latest in gear and technology, insurance, loan information, trade organizations, agency support and much more.

Gala Aquaculture Reception Don’t miss the reception Friday night! A great time to mingle, view the trade show exhibits and taste the delicious variety of Virginia cultured products. Sample hard clams, oysters, mountain trout, cobia, catfish, tilapia, hybrid striped bass, and freshwater prawns—all grown in Virginia! As a special treat – Deborah Pratt & Clementine Boyd Macon, Champion Oyster Shucking sisters, will be at the raw bar showcasing their amazing talents!  Attendance is included in your registration fee.  Guest tickets are available for purchase during registration or can be added later by contacting William & Mary Conference Services at wmconf@wm.edu or 800-249-0179.

Questions? Contact Karen Hudson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science: khudson@vims.edu or 804-684-7742.