Innovative Renovations for the Future


March 24th - 27th

The 19th Annual Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Registration is now open.  Prices will increase after March 8th, 2013.



Oakland Marriott City Center will be the venue for the symposium.  AALSO has reserved a block of rooms for the symposium at $124 per night.  Book your room by March 1st to receive this discounted rate.

Oakland Marriott City Center

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The venue is located near the San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) International airports.  Public transportation is available for ground travel to and from the hotel.  Instructions on how to use public transportation are below.

Transportation from the Local Airports

The agenda will be packed with dozens of workshops and presentations focusing on "Innovative Renovation for the Future".  Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the multiple host facilities with guided tours.

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Call For Papers

Instructions for Authors


California Academy of Sciences/Steinhart Aquarium will host an evening event on Monday March 25th.  Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Aquarium of the Bay, and The Marine Mammal Center will offer free admission during the week of the symposium to registered attendees.  Instructions on how to visit these facilities are below.  AALSO will provide transportation to these facilities from the hotel on Sunday March, 24th.  Please make sure to specify during registration which facility you would like to visit on Sunday.

Facility Tours on Sunday, March 24th

San Francisco is considered one of the greatest cities in the world to visit for many reasons including historical landmarks, a five star dining scene, and a happening theater district.  Outside the 50 square mile city, the surrounding Bay Area has plenty more to explore.  The innovative Silicon Valley, the peaceful Napa Valley and its famous wineries, the beautiful Marin Headlands, and the free spirit of Berkeley are all just short drives from the hotel in Oakland.  For more information, click here.    
  • Past Symposia

Agendas, abstracts, and presentations from symposia past.

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  • Application To Host

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

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