MASNA Scientific Poster Session

MASNA Scientific Poster Session

Sponsored by WAMAS, CORAL, and EcoTech Marine



June 1, 2020: Sadly, as MACNA 2020 is canceled, the 5th annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session is also canceled.

March 30, 2020. MASNA is proud to present the 5th Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session!


Presenting the 5th Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session at MACNA 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The MASNA Scientific Poster Session allows for advanced aquarists, undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists to submit scientific posters on their current or past marine aquarium related research projects. This includes submissions from hobbyists that would be seen as advanced aquarists.

Poster presenters will be asked to stand by their posters for one of two 1.5 hours periods over Friday and Saturday, which would give an opportunity for MACNA 2020 attendees to get up close and personal with scientists and fellow hobbyists, and discuss aquarium related science.

Posters will be on display from 9am-6pm on Friday, August 28th, and Saturday, August 29th. Presenting authors shall be present, next to their poster, for the 1.5 hours on the day their poster is on display.

Posters will be judged by a committee consisting of general hobbyists, and scientists. Prizes will be awarded for posters in each of the three following categories: general hobbyists, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Poster abstract submission will be open from March 30 – July 10, 2020.

Accepted posters will need to have at least one author present at MACNA 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, from August 28 – 30. Also, each poster needs its own author in attendance at MACNA. Authors may not solely represent multiple posters. Presenting authors are eligible for a free weekend pass to MACNA 2020, which grants access to the showroom floor, a range of aquarium-related speakers, and interactive workshops.

More information about MACNA 2020 and passes can be found here:


MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.

MASNA’s goals are to:

  • Educate our members with online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events
  • Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment
  • Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance and encouragement
  • Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts

MASNA operates from a central Board of Directors elected each year by the delegates from the member societies at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, (MACNA).


MACNA 2017 Poster Session

MACNA 2016 Poster Session Schedule and Posters

Poster Application Submission

Items you will need ready for your application

Poster Design

Poster Judging Criteria

Topics for posters

The abstract submission period is Open.


The MASNA Scientific Poster Session for MACNA 2020 is made possible by our generous sponsors WAMAS, CORAL, and EcoTech Marine.

MACNA 2019

MACNA 2018:

MACNA 2017:

MACNA 2016:

  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-10
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-9
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-8
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-7
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-6
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-5
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-4
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-3
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-2
  • Poster Session MACNA 2016-1