Reef-A-Palooza Chicago

DATE: October 19-20, 2019
VENUE: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Come and celebrate with us the inaugural year of Reef-A-Palooza Chicago. Reef-A-Palooza Chicago will be in the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois on October 19-20, 2019. Chicago joins the line up with our other Reef-A-Palooza shows located in California, Orlando and New York.

 

Immerse yourself with the latest products and hottest corals on the showroom floor and then head out to experience Chicago. Choose between all of Chicago’s top restaurants, nightlife spots, shopping districts, sporting events, museums and performing arts.

 

Reef-A-Palooza can best be described as an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community.

Sneek Peek: Reef-A-Palooza Chicago

See below for a preview on what to expect when you attend Reef-A-Palooza Chicago.

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago Preview

Reef-A-Palooza New York 2018 PreShow Line-Up

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando 2018 PreShow Line-Up

Why Should You Attend Reef-A-Palooza?

CONNECT

Create vital connections by socializing with speakers, business owners, industry leaders, authors, scientists and hobbyists.

EXPLORE

Explore products and technologies. Purchase the hottest new corals or see new cutting edge equipment.

EDUCATE

Educate yourself by attending lectures from industry leaders. We recruit the industry’s highest rated speakers.

Schedule

Reef-A-Palooza Chicago is packed with an impressive lineup of events throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the showroom floor where you can purchase the hottest new corals or see new cutting edge equipment.  Attend lectures from industry leaders, and don’t forget to enter the daily raffle drawings to win coveted prizes. Explore the calendar for the times and dates of the events at Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019.

  • DAY 1: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

    • 11:00 AM – Show Room Floor Open
    • 12:30 PM – Speaker
    • 2:30 PM – Speaker
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Show Room Floor Close

  • DAY 2: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

    • 11:00 AM – Show Room Floor Open
    • 12:30 PM – Speaker
    • 2:30 PM – Speaker
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Show Room Floor Close

2

DAYS

100+

VENDORS

4

SPEAKERS

110+

RAFFLE PRIZES

Speakers

Reef-A-Palooza is packed with an impressive lineup of speakers with in-depth case studies, eye opening sessions, and enlightening Q&As at the end of every session. Check out our lineup. Stay tuned for information.

Julian Sprung is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology, and is President of the aquarium industry company Two Little Fishies, Inc. that he co-founded in 1991.

 

Julian became known to the aquarium hobby through his monthly column Reef Notes in FAMA magazine, and many years of traveling the lecture circuit at aquarium club meetings and exhibitions around the world. His books include The Reef Aquarium, volumes One, Two and Three, which he co-authored with J. Charles Delbeek, Corals: A Quick Reference Guide, Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide, and Algae: A Problem Solver Guide.

 

 

Tickets

Purchase Your Tickets. Cash Only at the Door.

  • General Pass - $20

    • $20 Per Person – 1 Day Pass
    • Admission Valid October 19 or October 20
    • Children 10 and Younger Free

  • Diamond Pass - $100

    • $100 Per Person – 3 Day Pass
    • Admission Friday, October 18 at 2:30 PM
    • Early Admission Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 AM
    • Early Admission Sunday, October 20 at 9:00 AM
    • 1 Raffle Sheet

Don’t miss out on all the fun, purchase your tickets today.
Cash only at the door.

Show Room Floor

Find your way around the show.

The exhibit hall features nearly 200 vendors. The current floor plan is reflective of exhibitors that have been plotted so far in the booth selection process. Booths represented as RED are reserved. Stay up to date with the new exhibitor additions.

 

If you are interested in exhibiting, please reach out to the Exhibition Sales team at info@reefapaloozashow.net to reserve your space now.

WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOUR WAY AROUND THE SHOW? 
DOWNLOAD THE FLOORPLAN.

Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Enrich your life with a stay at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. Located just 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 26 miles from downtown Chicago, with easy access to I-355 and I-90 expressways. This  four-star hotel boasts 500 intuitively designed rooms and suites with deluxe amenities. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Sam & Harry’s Steak House, a relaxing meal at Gather Bar or Starbucks® coffee in the cafe.

 

Group Rate: $129.00 USD + tax per night
Book By: September 18, 2019
Available: 10/17/19 thru 10/20/19

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

BOOK AT THE SPECIAL RATES. HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tradeshow Details

Where Does Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019 Take Place?

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

WHAT IS REEF-A-PALOOZA AND WHO IS IT FOR?

Reef-A-Palooza is an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community.

HOW MUCH IS PARKING?

Parking is free.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO ATTEND?

Tickets are priced at $20.00 per person per day. Tickets purchased online can be used for either Saturday or Sunday. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Children 10 and under are free.

WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT START AND END EACH DAY?

Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2019 - 11am-6pm

WHERE IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) just 13 miles away from the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.

DOES THE VENUE HAVE CASH MACHINES?

Yes, ATMs will be available.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS OFFERED?

Children 10 and under are free. No other discounts apply.

WHAT IS YOUR TICKET CANCELLATION POLICY?

No refunds will be given.

HOW CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS?

Tickets are not available for purchase at the moment. However, you will be able to purchase tickets online or at the show. Tickets purchased online can be used for either Saturday or Sunday. If you purchase tickets at the show only cash will be accepted.

RAFFLE

No purchase necessary to enter raffle. You can pick up one free raffle ticket the day of the show at the show location or you can request one free raffle ticket by mail. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the show. Must be present the day and time of the raffle to win. To request one free raffle ticket, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to Reef-A-Palooza Chicago. Reef-A-Palooza Chicago Attention: Free Raffle Ticket 11765 South Orange Blossom Trail Suite D Orlando, FL 32837

Things to Do

Explore Chicago After Reef-A-Palooza

NIGHTLIFE

Swanky speakeasies. Laugh-a-minute comedy clubs. Innovative craft breweries and distilleries. Sophisticated piano bars. Sultry blues and jazz clubs—Chicago is where you kick back, hang out, and feel right at home.

FOOD & DRINKS

Chicago is a scorching hot spot for the culinary-inclined, food-obsessed, drinks-loving restaurant super fan. If this describes you in a nutshell, you’ll kick yourself for missing these upcoming Chicago food and drink events.

ATTRACTIONS & TOURS

Take in the sights, live for the adventure. This is a city to be toured—whether by foot, bike, trolley or even Segway.

BRING THE FAMILY AND PLAN YOUR TRIP

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Don’t miss out on all the fun, purchase your tickets today.
Cash only at the door.

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor for Reef-A-Palooza Chicago 2019?

Each year thousands of hobbyists and professionals come to Reef-A-Palooza to look for products and services that will enable them to develop their reefing skills, solve reef-keeping challenges and find inspiration to create amazing reef tanks. Most of Reef-A-Palooza attendees directly purchase or recommend the purchase of reef products and services. By exhibiting in 2019 you’ll reach thousands of new prospects each year.

At Reef-A-Palooza your brand will be seen by thousands of hobbiyist, thinkers and doers. Reach the A-List speakers, shot-calling attendees and thousands more who visit the conference annually. If you want to sell your product or service, Reef-A-Palooza is the perfect place to be. Get the most from your visit to Reef-A-Palooza by expanding your reach through marketing and PR. Contact us about our promotional opportunities and find more ways to promote your brand at the show.

RETURNING EXHIBITORS

CONTACT:
KRISTINE TURNIER
SHOW MANAGEMENT
INFO@REEFAPALOOZASHOW.NET

NEW EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS

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SEE YOU IN CHICAGO, OCTOBER 19-20, 2019