IAC 2022 - 11th International Aquarium Congress

31 October - 03 November

About this event

Nausicaa is hosting the 11th IAC from 30 October to 4 November 2022 in Boulogne sur Mer, France.

The 11th IAC is a hybrid event:

The International Aquarium Congress is one of the largest events bringing together aquarium representatives from around the world.

Why attend?

Today’s aquariums can and should be jointly recognised as responsible and committed institutions.

They are not just key players in safeguarding aquatic biodiversity but also centres of scientific culture. They are the mouthpiece of the concerns and solutions raised by their audience.

IAC 2022 is an outstanding opportunity for aquariums to share best practices and outline common priorities.

Aquariums, which welcome several million visitors each year, can report on the challenges facing the aquatic world and raise awareness of these issues. They can also actively engage and mobilise the public on issues affecting the ocean and our future.

The theme for IAC 2022 will explore how aquariums engage scientifically, socially and politically with their public and all relevant stakeholders in their day-to-day activities, research and conservation programmes – a prerequisite for developing our organisations.

IAC 2022 will give aquariums the opportunity to share their commitments, innovations and experiences under 7 sub-themes:

About Nausicaá

Nausicaa, the French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) opened in 1991 and has welcomed over 19 million visitors.

Nearly 30% of them from overseas, and it attracts visitors within a radius of less than three hours’ travel time.

Indeed, NAUSICAA is much more than just an aquarium.

It is a unique centre for the discovery of the marine environment which is fun, educational and scientific all at the same time, focusing mainly on the relationship between mankind and the sea.

With giant fish tanks, undersea exploration and cutting-edge technology all contributing to the magic of this magnificent setting, there’s everything you need here to inspire dreams. In addition, there’s plenty of amazing information on hand, plus a documentary resource centre, films, seasonal exhibitions, conferences, educational programmes and activities, in fact everything you need to understand and learn is here. This supports the centre’s main goal of raising public awareness and the need for better management of our oceans and the resources in them.

Nausicaa, a world class aquarium in figures: 

Frequently Asked Questions

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All contents will be able live between 31 October and 3 November and on replay until 30 November 2022.
Absolutely, a live chat will be active. There will also be polls during the congress.
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The list will be available on the mobile app.
The “event live feed” on the app will give you all the latest information you need about the congress.
Yes, presentations can be translated live using Wordly artificial intelligence, which can be accessed from the application.