#Worm21 is going virtual to provide opportunities for scientists to present their research and connect with companies and organizations that were not able to visit their institutions. Company representatives will be able to re-connect and re-engage with the community in an interactive online format.
In the past, attendance has been limited by travel, time, and financial constraints. Those barriers will be reduced or removed in 2021. Many conferences were cancelled in 2020, so we expect attendance to remain at or exceed the registration numbers in 2019. Your organization’s participation will give you a chance to reach scientists on a more global scale.
To help create a productive and engaging environment where your reps can get the leads they need, the opportunities being offered have been expanded for our 2021 conferences.
Current opportunities – All of the opportunities below include: company logos being displayed on session slides, in the online planner, and in the PDF of the program book, as well as one meeting registration. All companies sponsoring at a level of $2,500 or more will also be included on the dedicated Sponsor web page with their logo, link and a 50-word description and receive 2 meeting registrations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to discuss special package rates.
The International C. elegans Conference is the largest conference of C. elegans researchers, and attendance has remained consistent since 2009.
|Early Career Scientists/Students||1,166||1,105||1,156||1,239||1,237||1,162|
|Research Institute (government or private nonprofit)||13%|
Remo will be used for exhibits, posters, and general networking. At your table you can meet with attendees in real time using audio and video capabilities. You can also display a poster, advertisement, or video, or share your screen.
Exhibits and posters are set up like a conference center with multiple buildings, floors, and a variety of seating options. When attendees enter the platform, they are randomly assigned to a table. They then move freely around the floors and buildings as space is available. Each table is able to accommodate eight people. This image shows the basic setup.
Exhibit tables are available during the Poster Sessions:
|Monday, June 21||2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT|
|Tuesday, June 22||11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. EDT|
|Wednesday, June 23||2:30–4:30 p.m. EDT|
Meet New Prospects: Moving from an in-person meeting to a virtual experience allows more people to attend the meeting. All they need is an internet connection—no travel or hotel. More people means more potential leads.
Showcase New Products and Services: Ability to show demo videos and answer questions from the community.
Gain an International Presence: In 2020, for TAGC, there were participants from 79 countries!
Save Money: Hotel, airfare, per-diem, shipping, and other travel costs are eliminated in a virtual meeting, so you can participate at a fraction of the cost of an in-person meeting.
Support Your Existing Customers: Remember when you were able to talk to your customers in person? With the conference’s interactive platforms, you will come away feeling like you have renewed your connection.