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Important Dates:

September 24, 2014
Abstract Submission Opens

Conference Registration Opens

November 5, 2014
Deadline for Workshop Requests
November 10, 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 1, 2014
Larry Sandler Award Submission Deadline
January 16, 2015
Deadline for Early (Discounted) Conference Registration
February 6, 2015
Deadline for Hotel Reservations


2015 Meeting Organizers:


Greg Beitel
Michael Eisen
Marc Freeman
Ilaria Rebay

Show Decorator


The official service decorator is Global Experience Specialists (GES)



Global Experience Specialists (GES)
7000 Lindell Road
Las Vegas, NV  89118-4702


Phone:  800.475.2098
Fax:    866.329.1437


International Exhibitors only:
Phone: 702.515.5970
Fax:   702.263.1520


Contact GES on-line at

Decorator Services


Services are limited to those outlined in this prospectus. A representative of Global Experience Specialists (GES) will be on site during scheduled move-in, set-up and dismantle hours.



Furniture, Labor, Carpeting Rentals


Forms and information necessary to order labor, furniture or carpet may be obtained by contacting, in advance, the official service contractor listed below.


Exhibits requiring laborers to build or assist in constructing displays should order the necessary labor in advance.


For order forms please see the online service kit



Drayage and Shipping


Global Experience Specialists (GES) will handle drayage. Up to 200 pounds of advance warehouse drayage is included in the space license fee. This service includes receiving freight/shipments at the Global Experience Specialists (GES) warehouse, storage of freight until delivery to the meeting site, and delivery to the exhibitor’s assigned exhibit space. All freight charges must be PREPAID. Complete information on drayage rates is available in advance upon request from GES. Exhibitors shipping by van, motor freight or air must send a copy of the bill of lading to GES. The bill of lading must include the number of pieces, weight, classifications, carrier and routing of delivering carrier to Global Experience Specialists (GES).


The services provided by Global Experience Specialists (GES) include: 1) receiving and storing boxed or crated display shipments at their warehouse, 2) delivery to the exhibitor's booth, and 3) removal of boxed shipments from the booth and reloading same on outgoing carriers.




Global Experience Specialists (GES) will receive freight from January 29, 2015 and will store freight until delivery to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. All freight shipments consigned to the warehouse must arrive no later February 27, 2015.  Freight will only be accepted Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm. The forms in GES Service Kit should be used on all boxes/crates to expedite handling.  Freight can also be shipped using the following information:  

To:  (exhibiting company)
c/o GES

56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Your Company Name and Booth #
2300 S Throop St
Chicago, IL  60608

DIRECT SHIPMENTS of exhibit boxes and crates to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers will not be accepted.