Join Us at The Family Reunion Feb 1st & 2nd.

The Family Reunion is not your typical event. The reunion provides an atmosphere of learning, fun and community for hobbyists and industry professionals.

SCHEDULE

6PM – 8PM  | Registration Table Opens in Main Lobby

Pick Up your Badge, Purchase Upgrade VIP Pass, Purchase Raffle Tickets, Enter to Win “The Dream Giveaway”

7PM – 9PM  |  Welcome Reception on the Dolphin Deck

For VIP pass holders

9:50 AM  |  Welcome opening statements from Waterbox in Ballroom. 

10AM  |  Bob Fenner

CORAL COMPATIBILITY
How to Reduce Negative Cnidarian (“coral”) Interaction.

11AM  |  Roxane Boonstra

RESTORING THE REEFS OF FLORIDA
Get an in depth view of how Coral Restoration Foundation is working towards saving our reefs one coral at a time.

12PM  |  David Hammontree & Scott Crowe

THE IMPORTANCE & INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.
Learn how a Community Powered by Social Media is to Growing our Industry

1PM  |  Jeff Turner

EVOLUTION OF THE MARINE AQUARIUM TRADE
A focus on his first-hand experience of growing up and collecting fish with his Dad and building and installing home aquariums from the late 50’s through today.

2PM  |  Jay Sperandio

THE FUTURE OF AQUARIUM KEEPING
Join Jay at EcoTech Marine for an Interactive Mobius workshop

3PM  |  Frank Young

WHERE ARE YOU GETTING YOUR FISH FROM
Sustainable Collections in the State of Florida

4PM  |  Dr. Hanna Koch

SEXUAL REPRODUCTION AND SELECTIVE BREEDING OF CORALS
An Interactive Workshop

5PM  |  Jake Adams & Chris Meckley

1 TANK, 2 TANK, A LOT OF TANKS
How to Streamline an Aquarium Operation

5PM  |  Raffle Day One

Raffle Closings: EcoTech, NYOS, AI, CaribSea, Coral RX, XP Aqua, Algae Barn

6 PM  |  Margaritaville Reception

Must have VIP pass to attend

10AM  |  Joseph Caparatta

THE IN’S & OUT’S OF AN AQUARIUM STORE
Learn first hand from a Seasoned Professional the Tales & Tips of Running an Aquarium Retail & Service Company in NYC

11AM  |  Aquapros

THE MODERN FRESHWATER AQUARIUM

12PM  |  Raffle Day Two & Closing Remarks

Raffle Closings:  Marco Rocks, Chemi-Pure, Triton Lab, Unique Corals, Milwaukee, Rod’s Food, Sicce

1PM  |  1st VIP Tour to Aquarium Encounters

Meet at Entrance to Aquarium. Approx. 5 miles from the resort.

3:30 PM  |  2nd VIP Tour to Aquarium Encounters

Meet at Entrance to Aquarium. Approx. 5 miles from the resort.

6PM  |  Angler and Ale restaurant

Football Pre-game Dinner and drinks. $$

RAFFLES

Online Available to Everyone

Ultimate Raffle for a Saltwater and Freshwater Waterbox

Raffle Tickets

Event Attendees Only

Attendees can purchase tickets for event only Raffle prizes.

Tickets can be purchased at the registration table.

Venue

Hawks Cay Resort

61 Hawks Cay Blvd,
Duck Key, FL 33050

 

Parking:

Parking for the event is no-cost for attendees.

 

Amenities:

Hawks Cay Resort amenities such as the pool, lagoon, and games are for resort guests only.

Activities

Margaritaville Saturday Night Reception

Cheeseburger in Paradise. Come join us at the Landings overlooking the Saltwater lagoon for a themed reception. Saturday night from 6-8pm we will be serving a themed reception in Paradise! Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly. Island attire is preferred.

View Menu VIP Tickets

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounter

Included with every ticket, every attendee gets access to the public aquarium in the Florida Keys. Sponsored by Dynasty Marine.

VIP ticket holders visit the registration desk to choose a time slot for your VIP tour.

 

Address:
11710 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050

https://www.floridakeysaquariumencounters.com/

Vendor Sponsors

Get Your Tickets

Weekend Pass

FREE (Reg. $129)

  • Kenote Speaker Access
  • Entry to win a Waterbox of Your Choice
  • Day Pass to Aquarium Encounters
  • Negotiated Rates at Hawks Cay Resort

VIP Weekend Pass

On Sale $99 (Reg. $199)