Hi Afyounie,I want to go soooo bad. Though with the price of gas and the cost of college it will probably be a no for me. Can someone please explain what all those fees are for? It says that only AGA members can attend, but do you still have to pay $59 to go?
Wasn't last year San Francisco? I think it was the year before that they didn't have one.Its in different places, last year they didnt even have one.
That's good to know since I'm going to be there next month of the ACA (American Cichlid Assn.) convention. We are going to the aquarium, but we weren't sure about the botanical garden. Now that I know, we'll probably visit that too.Since most aquatic gardeners are also terrestrial gardeners, you should try your best to also see the Atlanta Botanical Garden while you're in town. It's one of the best, and the new state of the art orchid houses are amazing with both highland and tropical sections. There are Nepenthes in there bigger than your forearm. Also, the Camellias will be beginning to bloom in the woodland garden, and they have some exceptional dart frog paludariums in the lobby of Fuqua conservatory.
I might take you up on that Phil. My wife and I will be driving up from Orlando from a wedding the previous weekend.I'm most definitely going to be there, it's just down the road! I wouldn't miss this one for the world. I'll finally be able to go to the auction and other Sunday activities. Yeay!!!
On a peripheral note, since I do live in the area I'd love to have folks over to my place at some point. If you're going to be arriving early on Wednesday night or Thursday let me know. We might be able to arrange some sort of pre-mass-arrival goings-on before the big Thursday night activities get going.
The time I went when it was here there were 80+ people, so it's small as far as conventions go, but I kind of like it that way because you actually get to meet most of the people and have one-on-one time with your favorite speakers.How big is the convention? How many people have there been at past conventions?