For Sponsors and Advertisers

Get global visibility

#Dros21 is going virtual and bringing the latest to Drosophila researchers around the world! In the past, attendance has been limited by travel, time, and financial constraints, but in 2021 the meeting’s reach will expand globally. Your participation will give you an opportunity to connect with scientists everywhere.

When The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), which included the 61st Annual Drosophila Conference, went virtual in April 2020, we saw Drosophila community attendance rise from approximately 1,000 people to over 4,500. Those partners who still participated found the virtual conference to be very rewarding and “found more qualified leads than in the past.”

Submit Sponsor Application

Why participate virtually?

Meet New Prospects: We saw a five-fold increase when moving from an in-person meeting to a virtual experience at the last Drosophila Conference in 2020. More people = more qualified leads.

Showcase New Products and Services: Built-in breaks for demos allows plenty of time to show the community all of the benefits of partnering with you.

Gain an International Presence: In 2020 we saw a huge increase in international attendance—there were participants from 79 countries!

Save Money: Hotel, airfare, per-diem, and other travel costs are eliminated in a virtual meeting, which means you can participate at a fraction of the cost of an in-person meeting.

Support Your Existing Customers: Remember the time when you were able to talk to your customers in person? This is the next best thing. Networking opportunities will allow you to see and interact with your customers.

How will the conference work?

The conference will be using the Remo app to facilitate sponsor demonstrations, poster presentations, and general networking. Depending on your sponsorship level, you’ll have the opportunity to host a table, display a video, and have live conversations with attendees. Every sponsor will be featured on conference slides and in the program planner.

Networking and Vendor Tables through Remo

Sponsors will be able to participate in the Remo poster and networking events in a variety of ways. Each Remo event is set up like a conference center with multiple buildings and floors and a variety of seating options. When people enter the platform, they are randomly assigned to a table. At that point the attendee has the option of moving to new tables as space is available. Each table is able to accommodate eight people. Sponsor tables will be on the first floor of each building. At your table you can display a poster, advertisement, video, share your screen or meet with attendees in real time using audio and video capabilities. This image gives you a graphic representation of what this setup looks like.

Dros 21 Remo Sponsor Floorplan

Types of Engagement


There is one billboard for all events. When participants click on the Billboard, they will see two-minute videos from the Premier Sponsors. Attendees will see the same series of two-minute videos on every floor, in every building, and for every event.

Cost: Premier Sponsor: Included

Partner Sponsor: $1,000

Supporter: n/a

Host tables

There are three host tables per 10-floor building. Each host table has eight seats. One seat would be occupied by your company representative, and the others would be occupied by visitors. The host tables are the same for all 10 floors in a building. Sponsors at host tables will be able to display their logo, which participants can click to visit your site, view a video or demo, or meet with your representatives in real time with audio/video to learn more about your company.

Maximum number of host tables: three per 10-floor building per event

Cost: Premier Sponsor: $1,000 per event and per building, or $6,000 for all events in all buildings.

Partner Sponsor: $1,000 per event, per building

Supporter: n/a

Round Tables

There are 12 eight-seat round tables per floor. Each building will host sponsor tables on the first floor. GSA will make your table information available to attendees through the online program planner and conference app. If there are specific people you want to make sure to touch base with during the conference, give them your table number so they can easily find you. At the table, you will be able to share your screen, use the whiteboard, and see the guests at your table, which will allow you to share information about your product or service in real time.

Cost: Premier Sponsor: Included

Partner Sponsor: $1,000 per table

Supporter: n/a

Available Engagement Times

Poster Sessions
Tables are available during the following poster times:

Monday, March 29 2:30–4:30 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 30 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 30 2:30–4:30 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, March 31 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, March 31 2:30–4:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, April 1 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT

Dedicated Networking
Tables are available during the following dedicated networking events:

Available Dates/Time:

Wednesday, March 24 1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT
Friday, March 26 1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT

Vendor Demo
Time will be concurrent with FlyBase Demos in the same building.

Available Dates/Time:

Tuesday, March 23 1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, March 25 1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT
Monday, March 29 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 30 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, March 31 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT


Your table number, presentations time(s), and product or service description will be promoted to all registrants through the program planner and in a special e-mail the week before the meeting.

Sponsor Packages



Package Benefits







Interactive engagement
One, pre-recorded, up to two-minute demo that will rotate on the poster billboard
Round table* during 60-minute networking events
Round table* during one poster session
Round table* during all poster sessions
Recognition with inclusion of logo and link
Banner ad on #Dros21 website through April 2021 (the earlier you commit the longer the ad will appear)
#Dros21 Conference App
#Dros21 website
Pre/Post emails to Dros21 registrants
Recognition with inclusion of logo
Session slide with sponsor logos displayed before sessions
Logo on Sponsor page in online program book
Logo and 50-word text description
Online Abstract Book
Online Program Book
GSA e-News (20k recipients)
Additional Benefits
Color ad in online Program/Abstract Books
1 complimentary registration
2 complimentary registrations
Banner ad on GSA website and Genes to Genomes blog for two months (timing TBD)
*Virtual Tables have limited availability. Premier sponsors have first choice of timeslots. Additional timeslots may be available for purchase by Partner sponsors.


Increase your visibility by posting a banner ad. Typically, the Drosophila Conference website gets around 25k+ unique page views before and during the conference. Banner ads will run through April 15, so the sooner you sign up, the longer your ad will be visible.

Banner Ad requirements


How is Remo interactive?

Premier Sponsors

Submit Sponsor Application

Learn more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities at the 62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference by contacting Suzy Brown: sbrown@genetics-gsa.org.