Research conducted using Drosophila melanogaster helps discovery in genetics, neuroscience, behavior, development and more. The Annual Drosophila Research Conference is your opportunity to help advance this important research by participating as an exhibitor, through a marketing event, or as a sponsor. Attendees gather from around the world and range in career stage from undergraduates to Principal Investigators. We are excited to be going back to Chicago, Illinois for the first time since 2015 when there were 1,541 attendees. For 2023 we anticipate ~1,200 in person and 550 remote attendees. Use your marketing dollars wisely by bringing the decision makers to you rather than having to visit individual labs and institutions.
Attendees are looking for products and services that help every facet of their research. If your company offers any of the items needed for the running of a successful lab, then you should definitely be a part of this conference. Below is a partial listing of items vital to operating a fly lab. Please contact email@example.com or Anne Marie Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Fly Care • Vials
• Bottles (larger cultures)
• Boxes to hold both vials and bottles
• Instant fly medium
• Molasses based fly food
• Egg lay plates
• Embryo collection chambers
• Mesh to cover chambers
Experiments • Sleep measuring instrument
• Fly condos to count embryos
• Petri dishes
• Population cages
• Standard molecular machinery (PCR, sequencing)
• Incubators (fly ones are made)
• Immunofluorescence (hybridoma is standard place to order)
• GPU powered computer for video tracking of behavior
Equipment • Dissection scope
• Dissection tools—forceps, scissors, dissection wells (usually fine scientific tools)
• Injection scope
• Needle puller for injections
• Behavior confocal scope
• Slide microscope for looking at prepped slides
• Slides—using slides with 3d printed wells to make it easier to find samples
• Slides—regular frosted brand
• CO2 source
• CO2 pad (to put flies to sleep)
• CO2 bubbler
• Drosophila tubing
• Mite spray
• Paint brushes (to sort flies)
• Autoclave bags
|2017||San Diego, CA||757||480||1,237|
*Meeting held in conjunction with five other organism groups at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC)
The following opportunities are available in 2023, to help create a productive and engaging environment and give the ROI you need.
|Before 11/17/22||Between 11/17/22 and 1/18/23||After 1/18/23|
Connect with attendees at the Opening Mixer and the dedicated 7.5 exhibit and poster hours. The schedule allows your clients (and potential clients) and company reps 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:
|November 17, 2022||Early sign up deadline for booths – rates increase after this date|
|January 4, 2023||Deadline for marketing materials for inclusion in Program Book|
|February 1, 2023||Deadline to register exhibit booth staff|
|January 26, 2023||First date decorator accepts freight at warehouse for advanced shipping|
|February 8, 2023||Advance Order Discount Deadline|
|February 24, 2023||Advance Freight Deadline|
|March 1, 2023||Exhibit move-in 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|March 1, 2023||Exhibit hours – Opening Mixer – 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.|
|March 2, 2023||Exhibits open – 12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.|
|March 3, 2023||Exhibits open – 12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.|
|March 4, 2023||Exhibits open – 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
|March 4, 2023||Exhibit Move out – 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.|
Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or by check made payable to the Genetics Society of America. Contact email@example.com with any questions or to discuss special package rates.
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. Maximize your exposure by signing up today and have your logo and link to your website visible through March 2023.
Get your message out to the attendees by placing an ad in the 8 1/2 x 11 Program Book. The Program Book will be available online as a PDF file for all attendees to reference throughout the conference.
Full page, color ad – $900
Half page, color ad – $450
Quarter page, color ad – $275
Artwork due to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2023.
Past Exhibitors and sponsors
Applied Precision, LLC
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 Development Disease Models & Mechanisms DOT Scientific, Inc.
Drosophila Genomics Research Center
Fine Science Tools
Fisher Scientific Company
Flymax Scientific Equipment, Ltd.
Genetic Services, Inc.
Hybrigenics Services SAS
Leica Microsystems, Inc.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
NASA Space Station Biological Research
Noldus Information Technology
Olympus America, Inc.
Parter Medical Products
Percival Scientific, Inc.
Powers Scientific, Inc.
Rainbow Transgeneic Flies, Inc.
Roboz Surgical Instrument Co.
Sable Systems International
TSE Systems, Inc.
Union Biometrica, Inc.
Vienna Drosophila RNAi Center
Viewpoint Life Sciences, Inc