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Registration:  www.alaconvention.org

When: May 19-21

Where: Kalamazoo MI


Delta Hotel By Marriott Kalamazoo and Conference Center
Special rate of $134/night




9am – 4pm Collecting Trip (Michigan fishing license required)
6pm – 10pm Vendor Room set-up


 7:00am – 1:00pm Shop Hop to Water Colors, Blue Fish & Preuss Pets
 9:00am – 12:00pm Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Tour
10:00am – 10:00pm Show room open and fish entry. Vendor room open.
 1:30pm – 2:30pm #1 ALA Talk
 2:45pm – 3:45pm #1 AKA Talk
 4:00pm – 5:00pm #2 AKA Talk
 5:15pm – 6:00pm break
 6:15pm – 7:15pm #2 ALA Talk
 7:30pm – 9:30pm Goodeid Working Group Auction
 9:30pm – 10:00pm Goodeid Working Group Meeting
10:00pm – midnight Hospitality Room


 7:00am – 8:30pm Show room closed due to judging
 8:30am – 5:30pm Show room and Vendor Room open
 8:30am – 9:30am #3 AKA talk
 9:45am – 10:45am #3 ALA Talk
11:00am – 1:35pm Swap Meet
11:00am – 12:00pm Kids tank and raffle
 1:00pm – 2:00pm #4 AKA Talk
 2:15pm – 3:15pm #4 ALA Talk
 3:30pm – 4:30pm #4 AKA Talk
 4:45pm – 5:45pm #5 ALA GPS poster presentations
 5:30pm – 7:00pm Beer and wine tasting for AKA Maier Fund & ALA VPF Fund (location TBD)
 7:00pm – 9:30pm Banquet and Awards
 9:30pm – 10:00pm Last viewing of Show room
10:00pm –  Show room and vendor tear down
10:00pm – midnight Hospitality Room


 8:00am – 12:00pm Tear Down Fish Show
 9:00am – 10:00pm AKA Open BOD meeting room TBD
 9:00am – 10:00am ALA Open BOD meeting room TBD
 8:30am – 10:30am Auction Registration: Your registration number will be your auction number for the ALA and AKA auctions. The auctions will held be simultaneously, but the transactions will remain separate, and the buyer will be required to pay each tab separately (ALA or AKA).
11:00am – end Auction: The ALA/AKA auctions will be held together. A killifish will be sold and then a livebearer will be sold until all fish are sold.