What is MarcNA?

MarcNA is the first of its kind! Never before has there been a 24-hour educational event for the reef keeping hobby. All things saltwater will be considered, discussed and dissected. The Live Chat will allow attendees to pose questions to the guest speakers, and the moderators will make sure everyone has a good time.

Marc has been attending MACNA every year since 2002, never missing one. However, in 2023 the event was canceled. Unacceptable. MarcNA was born from an idea of Marc ‘melev’ Levenson hosting his own event this year. After giving it a lot of thought, he came up with the plan of holding a 24-hour livestream event on Youtube. People from around the world already join his weekly livestream, so it makes sense for MarcNA to be an international streaming show as well.

24 hours?
Every hour, a chosen guest will be speaking to the audience interview-style. Education is key, with focus to keeping the conversation lively. It will start at 9 a.m. CST and end the following day at 9 a.m. CST. Audience members will be able to ask questions in the live chat during each session. Guest speakers will be from multiple countries, which will work well for the overnight portion.

Is this a Zoom thing?
This Youtube livestream will be broadcast in 4K to provide the best visual experience. Videos & photos will be crisp and in focus, with clean audio. Log into each session via Youtube on your favorite device: smartphone, tablet, gaming console, computer or tv.

What does it cost?
Attendance is free. To participate in the live chat, you must be logged into Youtube, and be subscribed to the Melev’s Reef YouTube channel (youtube.com/melevsreef). Be sure to enable the notification bell. Email and app notifications will go out to all channel subscribers as new streams begin.

When is it?
Saturday, September 9th, 2023 to Sunday, September 10th, 2023. The first stream will start at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time promptly. Each session will be its own recording, which can be viewed after the event.

24 speakers!
We are going to have 24 different people present during MarcNA, and this will include some fresh names that may be new to you. Let us know if you know the perfect candidate!

What else? How about a fundraiser?
Besides being educational in nature, we want to use this opportunity to raise funds for the Coral Restoration Foundation™. Proceeds from all raffle ticket sales will go to the CRF to support their efforts planting endangered corals back in the Florida Keys here in the U.S.A. Learn more about CRF here: https://www.coralrestoration.org/

Raffle prizes will be awarded hourly between each speaker session. The more tickets sold, the
more funding the CRF will receive.

What can I do to help?
Spread the word, tell everyone to join us that day to enjoy this one of a kind MarcNA experience. We are currently reaching out to sponsors and suggested speakers. You can email us your recommendations at marcna2023@gmail.com

Marc Levenson is a nationally recognized public speaker, speaking to clubs as well as these nationally known trade shows: MACNA, MAX, Reefapalooza, and Aquashella. His passion runs deep, a true hobbyist at heart. Besides attending 22 MACNA events in a row, he was one of the organizers for the MACNA 2012 event in Dallas, Texas. He’s the current club president for DFWMAS; he’s very familiar with running local events and larger trade shows. MarcNA is being managed by a good group of motivated individuals that all want this 24-hour event to be a huge success. MarcNA is a DBA of Melev’s Reef, Inc, filed in the state of Texas in 2023. This website will be updated with additional information. Check back frequently for the latest details.