Welcome to the ACA Convention!

The ACA Convention 2016 is history. Thank you all attendees!!!!

Announcing  the American Cichlid Association Convention 2016, Born to be Wild. Come experience the infamous yearly gathering of cichlidiots, cichlidophiles, and fans of all things cichlid. Speakers include, Ad Konings, Greg Steeves, Rusty Wessel, Jeff Cardwell, Vin Kutty, Steve Lundblad, and Wayne Leibel who will provide top notch lectures throughout the convention on relevant and hot topics in cichlid husbandry and habitat. Along with the biggest and best cichlid show of the year, you’ll enjoy a nightly hospitality suite, great vendors’ showroom, large dry goods auction, multiple silent auctions, a huge cichlid and catfish auction, and all of the great attractions and landmarks Cincinnati has to offer.

This year, the Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society is hosting the festivities. We are holding the convention at the Marriott Cincinnati RiverCenter Hotel.

We have three exciting tours planned for this year- a tour of the Newport Aquarium, a tour of several Cincinnati Craft Breweries, and a tour of the world renowned Cincinnati Zoo. Other area attractions include Cincinnati Downtown, U.S. Bank Arena, Museum Center and Omnimax Theater, The Beach Waterpark, Cedar Fair Kings Island, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Tri County Mall, Jungle Jim’s International Market, and The Bass Pro Shops in Forest Fair Mall.


Phil Benes -  ACA 2016 Convention Chairman