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[APD] AGA 2004! Registration is now open!

Amano returns!

2004 Convention: November 12-14, Washington DC
We are pleased to announce that the 5th AGA Convention will be hosted
by the Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association at
the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Washington DC.
Registration is a ridiculously-low $49 for the first 50 registrants,
then $59 until October 28th, when it jumps to the $79 late rate.

The weekend's activities include a field trip, workshops,
a banquet and an overflowing auction on Sunday with many rare plants.
The convention features information-packed presentations from international
experts. Aquascaping master Takashi Amano will share his world-renowned
techniques as he designs an aquascape live, right before your very eyes!
You have read his many books, now come and meet him in person!
Jan D. Bastmeijer, who hosts the Crypt Pages website,
will discuss our focus plant, the Cryptocoryne.
Diana Walstad (Ecolology of the Planted Aquarium) is also confirmed
as a speaker. Mike Senske will be speaking on Paudariums.
Several other speakers and workshops are planned,
as well as the ever-popular Hospitality Suite every night.
There is a lot going on so don't miss out.

Thursday, Nov 11th - Welcoming at the Hospitality room,
Meet the speakers, other hobbyists from around the country

Friday, Nov 12th - Field trip:
Baltimore Aquarium,
Lunch (on your own) at the Inner Harbour,
Visit Aquarium Center

Convention kick off: Welcoming by AGA and GWAPA
Aquarium Ecology by Diana Walstad
Paludariums by Mike Senske
Hospitality room gathering

Saturday, Nov 13th - The show!
Cryptocorynes - Variety & Collecting by Jan D. Bastmeijer
Nature Aquariums - Takashi Amano
Answer Session - Amano & Jan answer your questions
Focus Groups (two sessions)
You're the judge! Cast your vote for best aquascape.

Banquet: Seated dinner, Awesome Aquascapes - a judges perspective,
AGA Aquascaping Contest Award ceremony, Aquacaping talk by Takashi Amano
Hospitality room gathering

Sunday, Nov 14th - All Day Silent and Live Auction

There is a cap on registration - so
register now before it's too late!

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