2019 Symposium and Workshop Long Beach

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March 30th – April 3rd 2019

The 25th Annual Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium and Workshops will be hosted by Aquarium of the Pacific and will be held in Long Beach, California aboard the historic Queen Mary.

Registration will include access to:

  • All workshops and lectures
  • Hot breakfast and lunch Monday – Wednesday
  • Appetizers at the Ice Breaker Sunday night
  • Dinner during the Monday evening event at the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Wednesday Certification Banquet.


  • Exhibiting vendor registration is sold out.

  • Operator Registration is now open. Register Here

  • Early Bird operator registration is $395 until March 3rd at 11:59 PM
  • Operator registration is $495 after March 3rd
  • Exhibiting Vendor Registration: $2000 one booth with 2 staff
  • Additional Booth Attendees: $500/attendee
  • Non-Exhibiting Vendor: $1000
  • Non-Exhibiting Vendor Day Pass: $350/day
Operator Attendee Cancellation Policy:
Operator Attendees can cancel with a full refund up to seven (7) days before the start of the Symposium. Substitutions from the same facility can be arranged without penalty. Please send an email to treasurer@aalso.org to initiate a cancellation or substitution.
Non-exhibiting Vendor Cancellation Policy:
Non-exhibiting vendors can cancel with a full refund up to seven (7) days before the start of the Symposium. Substitutions from the same company can be arranged without penalty. Please send an email to treasurer@aalso.org to initiate a cancellation or substitution.
Exhibiting Vendor Cancellation Policy:
Exhibiting vendors can cancel with a full refund up to forty-five (45) days before the start of the Symposium. Within forty-five days of the start of the Symposium, registration fees are non-refundable. Please send an email treasurer@aalso.org to initiate a cancellation.

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The Hosting Facility

Hosting facility will be the Aquarium of the Pacific

The Hotel

The entire Symposium and Workshops will be held aboard the historic Queen Mary.  A discounted room rate of $159/night.

The Airport

The local airports are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Long Beach Airport (LGB)



ALSO has arranged a partnership with Karmel Shuttle to give our attendees a group discount. Please Click Here to get our AALSO 2019 Symposium Rate.

The Agenda

  • Abstracts for the Lecture & Poster Presentations (coming soon)
  • Facility Map (coming soon)

Call for presentations

This year’s agenda could include topics such as:

        • Dirty Laundry
        • Water Quality
        • Dive Support
        • Symposium Theme
        • And many more topics!


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The B.A.W.L.will be docked just outside of the Queen Mary near the beautiful Long Beach waterfront. The Jack Felts Vendor Hall will be located in the stern of the ship and less then 100 feet from the B.A.W.L. Attendees will be able to work on several different components such as actuators, probes, flow meters, sensors, heat exchangers, pumps and many others all while the system is operational. Our water quality series will be able to actively sample water from this system, and the bay, and will learn how to perform various water quality analysis.

Once again we will offer an assortment of hands on workshops this year. Visit the Workshop Abstracts link above for all the details on this year’s great workshops! Workshop registration will open one month before the Symposium. We received a lot of great feedback in the workshop surveys and wish to thank all who took the time to provide us with input.  

Jack Felts Vendor Hall


Company Name Booth Number
RK2 Systems 2
American Sealants, Inc. (ASI) 3
Satchell Engineering & Associates 4
RCK Controls 5
Delta Hydronics 7
GF Piping Systems 8
Neptune Benson 9
MDM Inc 10
Aquatic Equipment and Design 11
CECO Global Pump Solution 12
Harrington Industrial Plastics 13
Weld-On Adhesives 14
Hayward Flow Control 15
Prominent Fluid Controls 16
EisenShine 17
Waterco 18
MRC America 19
Integrated Aqua 20
AirSep Corp 21
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems 22
Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. 23
Fluidra USA 24
Longhorn Organics 25
See Clear 26
Aquatic Solutions 27
Del Ozone 28
Ryan Herco Flow Solutions 29
Asahi/America, Inc. 30
Aqua Logic Inc 31
Magnatex Pumps, Inc. 32
Tenji Aquarium Design + Build 33
Fluidtrol Process Technologies 34
Spears Mfg 35
Armada Systems 36
Warrender/Affetti Pumps 37
YSI Inc 39
Abyzz by CoralVue 40
Ozone Water Systems, Inc. 41
Yeager Supply 42
Lasco Fittings, Inc. 43
R & B Aquatics 44
Suez WTS 45


        • AALSO Operator Levels 1-3 Certification
        • AALSO Water Quality Levels 1-3 Certification
        • ASME B 31.3 Certification
        • OSHA Certification
        • NSPF Certified Pool Operator Certification- pending class size restrictions*

* additional fee applies (contact treasurer@aalso.org for more information)

For workshop related questions:  workshops@aalso.org

For agenda related questions: agenda@aalso.org

The Future

2020: Shhh….  Its a surprise.

The Past

Past symposia…

Feedback from this year:

                    • “I left feeling invigorated about the state of the industry and felt good knowing there are so many intelligent passionate people out there working on a lot of the same problems who are so willing to share their knowledge and experiences.”
                    • “The last time I attended AALSO was 6 years ago. I decided to give it another try this year and I noticed that AALSO has made remarkable improvements… Keep up the good work and I plan on coming back.”
                    • “Seeing others’ operation and talking to other professionals in their environment makes me proud to be one myself.”
                    • “Workshops are great because they go beyond the vendor booths by providing additional and specific hands on time with the equipment and the vendors who make them.”
                    • “One of the reasons I joined AALSO to start with was to hear how other operators deal with problems and challenges because all life support systems have issues.”

  • Past Symposia

Agendas, abstracts, and presentations from symposia past. Find More »

  • Application To Host

AALSO wants your facility to host upcoming symposia.  Show off your innovative systems and exhibits your animals call home. Learn More »