#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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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|
Tables are available during the following dedicated networking events:
|Wednesday, March 24||1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT|
|Friday, March 26||1:30–2:30 p.m. EDT|
Time will be concurrent with FlyBase Demos in the same building.
|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.
|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||✔||✔||✔|
|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)||–||–||✔|
|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)||–||–||✔|
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.