TRADE ONLY EVENT
This CAC-only event is one of the annual highlights for our Certified Aquascape Contractors. Join us for a day of building and bonding with the Pond Guy, Ed Beaulieu, Brian Helfrich, Chris Hanson and the rest of our talented crew, as we build a new water feature at the Q Center. This feature will be in a very prominent location at this world class conference center and will provide a beautiful location for visitors to gather around for years to come.
Chris Wilson and Trent Caldwell will lead a very busy and informative day for pond builders at our company headquarters. The morning session will cover Aquascape construction techniques and valuable insights that our team has developed over the years. Participants will also get a chance to tour Aqualand. Following the morning demo, everyone will have a chance to practice what they have learned and participate in the always popular, and very competitive, waterfall building competition. This is an extremely fun hands-on afternoon!
Thursday evening, and back by popular demand, ex Navy Seal, Jim O'Connor will deliver our opening key note. You'll not want to miss this dynamic speaker.
As is the Pondemonium tradition, the Pond Guy will kick off the morning. Find out how he views the current state of our industry and what "Leading the Change" means to him.
Join us at the newly opened Topgolf Naperville for this fun event. Players score points by hitting balls into targets on a driving range. The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn. Golf skills are definitely not required to have a good time... this game is fun for everyone, whether you've never hit a golf ball or you are scratch golfer. Proceeds benefit the Aquascape Foundation. Event fee includes appetizers and transportation to TopGolf Naperville. Additional food and beverage will be available for purchase. This popular event will be limited to 250 people.
This is not your typical pond tour. We call it our Deep Dive Pond Tour. Visit some of the best ponds in the area and find out the story behind their construction. We will break down all the details behind these beautiful water features. The pond tour includes a stop at Aqualand.
Back by popular demand is our Fish Wet Lab taught by Dr. Erik Johnson, DVM. Attendees of this session will be set up with a microscope as Doc J covers the following topics:
Join us for this opportunity to pick up some fresh new ideas from a $50,000,000 wholesale supplier who is leading the change with their water feature division.
We will be kicking off the Blow-out Bash with the announcement of the rankings of our Top Frogs! This is always a much anticipated event as our Top 100 customers wait to see where they rank. The Top 20 Contractors and Top 20 Retailers will be announced and the Top 100 ranking will be posted. Additionally we will be presenting the following awards:
We will end the evening with our annual Blow-Out Bash. Join us for an evening of games and music! We will have bags and poker tournaments, a softball game, and live music, courtesy of one of our Master CACs, Ed Drohan's band, The Realm. This is your chance to wind down and celebrate a fun and informative week.