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Important Dates
Abstract Submission Opens Sept 27, 2016
Conference Registration Opens Oct 3, 2016
Workshop Application Deadline Nov 7, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2016
Larry Sandler Award Submission Deadline Dec 22, 2016
Late Abstract Submission Deadline Jan 23, 2017
Early(Discounted) Conference
Registration Deadline
Feb 3, 2017
Hotel Reservations Deadline March 3, 2017


2017 Meeting Organizers
Leanne Jones, Chair
Doris Bachtrog
Claude Desplan
Amy Kiger


Download the Poster

Drosophila 2017 Poster


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 February 28 through March 27, 2017 and will store freight until delivery to the conference location All freight shipments consigned to the warehouse must arrive no later March 27, 2017 at noon.  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

58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Your Company Name and Booth #
491 C Street
Chula Vista, CA  91910

DIRECT SHIPMENTS of exhibit boxes and crates to the conference site will not be accepted.