Exhibits and Marketing

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Participate in #Dros22 to reunite with 1,000+ researchers at the in-person conference at the Town and Country in San Diego, California while also having access to an estimated 300 remote participants. Company representatives will be able to re-connect and re-engage with the community after two years of COVID restrictions. Drosophila scientists are looking for equipment, supplies, and services that help them advance their research in the following topics:

Cell stress and cell death | Immunity and the microbiome | Evolution | Stem cells, regeneration and tissue injury | Reproduction and gametogenesis | Regulation of gene expression | Chromatin, epigenetics and genomics | Patterning, morphogenesis and organogenesis | Signal transduction | Cell biology: cytoskeleton, organelles and trafficking | Cell division and cell growth | Physiology, metabolism and aging | Neural development and physiology | Neural circuits and behavior | Models of human disease

Recent Drosophila Research Conference Attendee Statistics

2021 2020* 2019 2018 2017 2016* 2015
Virtual Virtual Dallas, TX Philadelphia, PA San Diego, CA Orlando, FL Chicago, IL
Faculty/ Postdoc 941 4,610 725 878 757 1845 833
Students 877 9,161 495 649 480 1,172 708
Total 1,818 13,771 1,220 1,527 1,237 3,017 1,541

*Meeting held in conjunction with five other organism groups at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC)

To help create a productive and engaging environment and give the ROI you need, the following opportunities are available in 2022.

Exhibit Booth – Fee chart below 

Online Ordering from Innovative Expo

Connect with attendees at the Opening Mixer and dedicated exhibits and posters hours. To increase attendees during the posted hours, a new feature being offered are networking hotspots, which will be designated tables on the show floor with specific topics. The schedule has been reformatted to give attendees and exhibitors concentrated time in the exhibit and poster hall. The exhibits are guaranteed traffic because each day a new set of posters will be presented. Booth includes:

  • 10′ x 10 booth
  • Company name and URL in the program book and conference app
  • 50 word company description in program book and conference app
  • Listing on conference mobile website
  • One full conference registration for one exhibit representative to attend the full scientific program
  • 8′ high back drape and 3′ high side drape
  • Standard sign (7” x 44”) with company name and booth number
  • Carpeting
  • Janitorial service for the aisles of the exhibit area
  • Security of the exhibit area

    Reserve early for special discounts! – Exhibitor form Drosophila 2022

    Before 11/17/21 Between 11/17/21 and 1/18/22 After 1/18/22
    Commercial $2,900 $3,050 $3,300
    Non-profit $2,000 $2,150 $2,400

    Exhibit Timeline

    Date Preliminary schedule
    January 31, 2022 Deadline for marketing materials for inclusion in Program Book
    March 8, 2022 Deadline to register exhibit booth staff
    March 1, 2022 First date decorator accepts freight at warehouse for advanced shipping
    March 23, 2022

    March 30, 2022

    April 6, 2022

    Advance Order Discount Deadline

    Advance Freight Deadline

    Exhibit move-in 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    April 6, 2022 Exhibit hours – Opening Mixer – 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    April 7, 2022 Exhibits open – 12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    April 8, 2022 Exhibits open – 12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    April 9, 2022 Exhibits open – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    April 9, 2022 Exhibit Move out – 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or by check made payable to the Genetics Society of America. Contact mahoney@genetics-gsa.org with any questions or to discuss special package rates.

Marketing Opportunities

All of the opportunities below include: company logo displayed on the meeting website, session slides, conference app, online planner, and in the PDF of the program book.

  • Industry Session – highlight new technologies or provide a live product demonstration with time for questions. Two options are available:
    • $1,500 – In-person Session (not available to virtual attendees) Fee includes meeting room rental and audio visual.
      • Friday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, April 9, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • $2,500 – Pre-conference Virtual Session (open to all registered attendees) – this 60-minute session will be recorded and available for 25 days after the start of the conference (limited to 2 companies per block) Fee includes Zoom link, technical assistance and copy of the recording.
      • Thursday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      • Monday, April 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Pre-conference Professional Development Workshops$1,500 – sponsor a workshop, participate on a panel, and be recognized as a sponsor (limited to one sponsor per workshop)
  • Publishing Q&A Workshop$2,200 – participate on the editor panel to explain the publishing process to early career scientists from inception to review to decision. This event will be offered virtually on March 30 and be open to Drosophila Research Conference (1,200) and Fungal Genetics Conference (950) registrants. (limited to three publishing companies and approval by GSA Journals staff)
  • Larry Sandler Award Plenary Session Sponsor – $1,000 – (limited to one sponsor)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plenary Session Sponsor – $1,250 – designed to promote scholarship and to share expertise on DEI topics, in line with the goal of moving toward a more equitable scientific enterprise. (limited to one sponsor)
  • Registration Fee Waivers Sponsor – to encourage participation from low- and middle-income countries, companies can sponsor registration fee waivers
  • Opening Social Sponsor – $2,500 –  get your name in front of the attendees at the start of the meeting by sponsoring the Opening Mixer. Sponsorship includes:
    • Recognition on signage
    • Acknowledgement in Schedule of Events online and in the app
    • Option to provide literature and giveaway table at event
    • Exhibiting companies receive a discount of $500 for a special pricing of $2,000

Past Exhibitors

Actual Analytics

Ambion, Inc.

Applied Precision, LLC

Archon Scientific

Axon Instruments

Azer Scientific

Barnstead International

Bartels & Stout, Inc.

B D Biosciences

Best Gene Inc.

BioCold Environmental, Inc.

Biologix Research Company

Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Capitol Vial, Inc.

Carl Zeiss Microimaging, Inc.

Carnegie Mellon University

Chroma Technology Corp.

Clever Sys, Inc.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press


Cort Instruments LLC

Darwin Chambers Company

DOT Scientific, Inc.

Drosophila Genomics Research Center

Fine Science Tools

Fisher Scientific Company

Fly Tabs

Flymax Scientific Equipment, Ltd.

Genesee Scientific

Genetic Services, Inc.


Genewiz, Inc.

Hybrigenics Services SAS

Intavis, Inc.

KD Medical

Landes Bioscience

Leica Microsystems, Inc.

Li-Cor Biosciences

National Center for Biotechnology Information

NASA Space Station Biological Research


Nikon, Inc.

Noldus Information Technology

Olympus America, Inc.

Open Biosystems

Parter Medical Products

Percival Scientific, Inc.

Powers Scientific, Inc.

Rainbow Transgeneic Flies, Inc.

Roboz Surgical Instrument Co.

Sable Systems International

Sci-Mart, Inc.

Spectrumedix Corporation

Transgenomic, Inc.

Trikinetics, Inc.

TSE Systems, Inc.

Union Biometrica, Inc.

Vienna Drosophila RNAi Center

Viewpoint Life Sciences, Inc

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