International Seadragon Husbandry Symposium

We are excited to announce the Third International Seadragon Husbandry Symposium will be held at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, June 5-6, 2018. This Symposium hopes to join biologists, nutritionists, veterinarians, field researchers and vendors to review the latest advances in seadragon care, conservation and public display. Featured presentations and discussions will focus on habitat design, life support, water quality, nutrition, reproduction, health, acquisition, and long-term wild population conservation. The Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues on these topics and share experiences from the field and in the exhibit gallery. Seadragon experts work all over the globe and Atlanta, with its large airport and support from Georgia Aquarium, provides a convenient venue at which to gather for this event. We offer opportunities for sponsors to share and showcase through tiered giving as well as Events sponsorships. Proceeds will directly support the ability of the Symposium host to provide this forum and to support on-going in-situ and ex-situ seadragon research and conservation.

  • Ruby Seadragon level - $10,000: Title sponsorship for Symposium; Welcome and Introduction by Georgia Aquarium Chief Operating Officer. Sponsor representative provided with a five minute speaking opportunity to address attendees at start of the Symposium. Two complimentary Symposium registrations are provided. Premier vendor table and display location onsite at session location. Other recognition deliverables available and negotiable. Includes Ribbon Pipehorse, Weedy and Leafy Seadragon levels recognition.
  • Leafy Seadragon level - $5,000: Sponsorship recognition for one evening event. Five minute opportunity to speak to attendees after a session break. One complimentary Symposium registration provided. Prominent vendor table and display location onsite at session location. Includes Ribbon Pipehorse and Weedy Seadragon levels recognition.
  • Weedy Seadragon level - $2,500: Recognition on the symposium t-shirt. Includes Ribbon Pipehorse level recognition. Vendor table available onsite at session location.
  • Ribbon Pipehorse level - $1,000: Recognition on sponsor board displayed during the conference. Recognition in the event program and Symposium website.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or general inquiries, please contact:

Chris Coco Stephanie Hunnicutt
Sr. Director, Fishes and Invertebrates
Administrative Assistant, Zoological Operations

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Symposium Registration opens mid-December.

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