NEC 2019 Convention April 12-14

Registration Options

  1. Speakers plus Saturday buffet breakfast
  2. Speakers plus Saturday buffet breakfast
  3. Speakers plus Saturday buffet breakfast
  4. Includes Speakers, Friday buffet, Saturday breakfast buffet, and Saturday banquet buffet
  5. Includes Speakers, Friday buffet, Saturday breakfast buffet, and Saturday banquet buffet
  6. Includes Speakers, Friday buffet, Saturday breakfast buffet, and Saturday banquet buffet

2019 NEC Convention a la carte Meal Options

2019 Early Friday Night Dinner Buffet
Product Description: 

Keynote Presentation "Legends of the Spawn" Panel:
Speakers Erick Bodrock, Ken Boorman, Rosario LaCorte, Regina Spotti
NEC breeders Bill Cole and Richard Moore

Garlic and rosemary breadsticks
Chopped Caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil,
and red onion in a balsamic vinaigrette (V)
Traditional Caesar salad with herbed croutons and asiago (V)
Chicken Milanese with light parmesan breading in a white wine sauce with diced tomatoes
Garlic pork loin with rosemary jus
Baked stuffed shells in a tomato Florentine sauce (V)
Roasted Tuscan vegetables (V)
Tiramisu and cannolis

Freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and assorted Bigelow® teas


2019 Convention Shirts


NEC 2019 T-shirt


(Golf shirt also available)

PLEASE NOTE:  All t-shirt and golf shirts must be ordered on or before March 31, 2019. 

There will be a limited number of L, XL, 2XL t-shirts avaialble for purchase at the convention.





Available S -M -L -XL- 2XL - 3XL

Embroidered with the NEC logo in white on left front



New England Cichlid Association Cichlid Show

4 Classes/ 30 entries


Class 1: North/Central America
Class 2: South America
Class 3:Africa Rift Lake
Class 4:Africa Non-rift Lake, Madagascar, and Asia

Awards will be given for First, Second, and Third places in each class.

Choose the class and tank size from the drop-down menu.  Put the Genus and species name of your entry in the text box titled "species".


1. There are four classes:
   Class 1. North/Central America
   Class 2. South America
   Class 3. Africa Rift Lake
   Class 4. Africa Non-Rift Lake, Madagascar and Asia

2.  Certificates will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each class, and the Best of Show, Reserve Best of Show, and People’s Choice.

3.  You must be an attendee of the convention to enter the show.

4.  The cichlid show is limited to 30 total entries on a first-come first-served basis. You may enter as may fish as you like, depending on how many entry slots are left.

5.  NECA will provide twenty (20) 10-gallon tanks on a first-come first-served basis. Additional entries will require the entrant to bring their own tank. You may bring your own tank up to 29-gallon for your entry. Please email with inquiries if any 10-gallon tanks are left, or to let us know what size tank you will bring.

6.  Tanks provided by NECA will have a sponge filter and black plastic film background taped to the back panel. You may use you own filtration or replace the background with your own, if desired. If you bring your own tank, you should also provide your own background. Heaters will not be provided. The room will be heated to 76 degrees. You may bring your own heater. NECA will provide extension cords and power strips.

7.  Each entry is $5. Make payment with your registration on-line at under Convention Registration before the deadline of March 22, 2019. Once at the show registration section, enter the class, number of entries, tank size, and species (scientific name or common name). If your number of entries exceeds the number of slots that are left, you will be notified- Reminder: there are only 30 entries for the show!


Guppy Show

2019 NEC Guppy Show Entry

2019 NEC Guppy Show Rules
Hosted by NEFGA

All entries must be pre-registered by April 5, 2019

Classes for the Guppy Show at the NEC Convention
1.   Solid Color Deltas  ( Blue, Green, Purple)
2.   Solid Color Deltas  (Red, Yellow, Black, Pastel)
3.   Half Black Deltas
4.   Albino Deltas
5.   Any Other Color  Deltas  (Bi-color, Multis, Snakeskin, Bronze, etc...)
6.   Swordtails & Veil tail
7.   Females - Open
8.   Novice - Open Female
9.   Novice - Open IFGA Male (Delta tails, Swordtails, Veil tails)
10. Novice - Any Other Shape -  Male  (Widetail, Roundtail, etc...)



1. Fish will be judged visually in accordance with IFGA rules, against a uniform black background with the light present in the room. There are no windows in the room.
2. Exhibitors to determine the class in which their entries will compete. Assistance will be available upon request to determine classification.
3. All entries improperly classified will be disqualified.
4. Tanks (0.37 gallon - mini “Kritter keeper”) will be furnished. No gravel, plants or decorative items will be allowed.  The room will be heated to 76 degrees. Heaters and filters will not be provided and should not be needed.
5. Every precaution will be taken against loss or hazard of any kind. NEC and NEFGA cannot assume responsibility for any loss.  The showroom will be locked overnight.
6. All entries must be born and raised in the exhibitor’s tanks.
7. Limit 3 entries per class. 
8. Certificates will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each class, the Best of Show, and People’s Choice.
9. Guppies entered in the show need to remain on the bench until the show is over. Official show is Saturday, April 13th from 10 - 11 pm.  
10. Convention Attendees showing guppies do not have to auction their fish!   You may pick up your fish on Sunday morning.
11. Shipped fish must contain a matching female or two so that they can be sold as a pair or trio in the NEC auction on Sunday.  Breeders will receive the standard NEC 50/50 split.  Single males will be considered a donation to the NEC.  Fish must be delivered Thursday or Friday.
12. Entry fee of $3 per fish.  Convention attendees may pay their entry fee when they drop off their guppies.


To sponsor a speaker at this year's convention, please choose the speaker's name from the drop-down menu. 

Your club or company will receive online recognition on the speaker's page, in the convention booklet, and during the introduction of the speaker at each of his/her presentations at the convention.



NEC Donor

Conservation Donor

Conference Information
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 20:00

Save the Date!   

Late Registration Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 01:00

Conference Materials