Started almost 40 years ago, the Greater Chicago Cichlid Association is a not-for-profit, educational organization, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to the biology of the fishes in the family Cichlidae, with particular emphasis on maintenance and breeding in captivity.
Next weekend, May 24th - 26th, the GCCA will be holding their annual GCCA Cichlid Classic at the Heron Point Conference Center in Lombard, IL. Speakers will include John Krepper, Greg Steeves, Charlie Grimes and Dan Sharifi. There will also be a fish show, raffles, vendor tables and an auction. For more details on the GCCA Cichlid Classic 2013, visit the association's website at GCCA.net.