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2014 Important Dates


Workshop Deadline October 15
Abstract Submission Opens February 18
Conference Registration Opens February 25
Abstract Submission Deadline March 26
Chi-Bin Chien Award Nomination Deadline March 26
Abstract Revision Deadline March 27
Exhibit/ Sponsorship/ Advertising Deadline April 9
Travel Award Application Deadline May 1
Early Meeting Registration May 15
Platform and Poster Assignments online May 19
Housing Reservation May 24

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities


The Exhibit Floor is sold out.


2014 Exhibits and Sponsors





If you missed getting a spot on the exhibit floor but would still like to have a presence at the meeting please note the opportunities below to sponsor the meeting bags, coffeebreaks, evening socials or have an ad on the website or in the program book.


Deadline for Exhibit Application: April 9, 2014 The Exhibit Floor is sold out.

Exhibits will be in the Overture Hall lobby.  View the exhibit floor plan.


The 11th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics is the most comprehensive conference for the zebrafish community covering topics ranging from cancer and growth control to regeneration and stem cells. By exhibiting at this meeting you will expand your visibility and gain access to current and future customers in a collegial atmosphere. Sign up now to exhibit and acquire leads and highlight your products and services to an audience with buying power.


To ensure maximum traffic, the exhibits are central to all plenary and breakout sessions. In addition, these events will be held with the exhibits: Welcome Reception, Opening Mixer and refreshment breaks.


Based on past meeting attendance, we anticipate 950 participants this year. This meeting provides a forum that serves both Zebrafish research veterans and new-comers to the field.


Conference dates: Tuesday, June 24 – Saturday, June 28

Exhibits dates: Tuesday, June 24 – Friday, June 27



Commercial tables are $2,500. Included in standard table space rental:


  • Company name, address, telephone, email, url and exhibit description in the Program Book given to every attendee
  • Company logo displayed at the beginning of each plenary session
  • Company logo listed on meeting website
  • Exhibit booth staff registration for up to three company representatives for each 6'  space
  • One full conference registration for exhibit representative
  • One six foot table and two chairs
  • 8' high back drape
  • Post-conference Registration Mailing List


Application must include:

  • Application form
  • Payment information
  • Names of company representatives attending meeting
  • 50 word description to be included in Program Book
  • High Resolution jpeg file of company logo


Payment may be made by check or credit card. Payment by check should be made payable to the Genetics Society of America. If paying by credit card, Visa, MasterCard or American Express will be accepted. Payment and application should be sent to: Anne Marie Mahoney, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814,,  Phone: (301) 634-7039, Fax: (301) 634-7079.



Zebrafish Meeting Statistics


Registrants Breakdown


Madison, WI 2012 2010
Regular Scientific 341 405
Student/Trainee 570 617
Total Attendees 911 1,022








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Past Exhibitors


Perkin Elmer
Kramer Scientific
Aquatic Habitats
Laboratory Product Sales
Carl Zeiss Microscopy
Lampire Biological Labs
Union Biometrica
Company of Biologists
Leica Microsystems
Viewpoint Life Sciences
Gene Tools


Don't miss this opportunity to network face to face with the right people and prospects!





Exhibit Hours


Exhibits will be in the Overture Hall lobby.  View the exhibit floor plan. The exhibit hours at the Overture Center will be:


Move-in and Set Up:

Monday, June 23

Tuesday, June 24 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, June 24

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm and

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Wednesday, June 25

Attendees will be at the Overture Center:

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

9:45 am - 10:45 am and

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Thursday, June 26

Attendees will be at the Overture Center:

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

10:00 am - 10:45 am and

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Friday, June 27

Attendees will be at the Overture Center:

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

9:45 am - 10:45 am


Dismantle: Friday, June 27 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm



Presentation of Products and Services


Exhibits must showcase instruments, products or services used in teaching or research, books or other publications in related scientific fields, computer programs and other products that encourage and support research in areas of genetics represented by the GSA. In keeping with the educational purpose of the GSA meetings, sales and order-taking are discouraged.


Exhibitor names, addresses and telephone/fax/email/web site numbers and address will be listed in the Program and Abstracts Volume. This book serves as a reference and resource guide for registrants.



Shipping Instructions


Exhibitors are responsible for shipping their exhibit materials. Shipments should be delivered between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, from June 17 through June 24. The loading dock is not open on Saturday or Sunday, June 21 and 22. Shipments should be addressed as follows:


Exhibitor’s Name

Zebrafish Conference

Overture Center Loading Dock

121 N. Henry Street

Madison, WI 53703


Please make arrangements to have your shipment picked up on Monday, June 30. For questions regarding your shipment to the Overture Center please contact Taralinda Gushue, 608-258-4437.





The Genetics Society of America, the Zebrafish Organizing Committee, University of WI, Madison and the Overture Center and their officers, agents and employees assume no liability for exhibitors' property.  Exhibitors are expected to carry adequate liability and loss insurance to cover possible loss/damage/theft of equipment, displays, personal items or other materials under the supervision of the Exhibitor.





There is no decorator for this show. If electrical is needed contact,



Meeting Site and Facilities


All plenary, concurrent and workshop sessions will be held in the Overture Center. Poster Sessions will be at the University of Wisconsin, Memorial Union.  Attendees will be accommodated in residence halls within a ten-fifteen minute walk of Overture Center and Memorial Union. Lunch will be served at the Concourse Hotel and dinner will be in the Memorial Union.



Conference Registration


One full conference registration and three exhibit booth representatives are allowed with each exhibit space. Please supply the names of the company representatives on the Exhibitor Application. Badges will be at the conference registratioan desk under the company name.



Space Cancellation


Space may be canceled by written request to the Genetics Society of America and the entire amount paid by the Exhibitor will be refunded if request is received before April 9, 2014.  GSA will retain 50% of the total paid by the exhibitor for space cancellation requests received after April 9.





Sponsorship will be awarded based on the first application received with the form and check or credit card payment. If the requested event has been assigned, GSA will contact the company representative to discuss other available options. The sponsorship opportunities are listed below.


Conference bags

Bags for 900-1,000

Attendees will receive the meeting bag when they register. The sponsor's name and logo, the meeting logo, GSA logo, meeting dates and location will be imprinted on the bags. Meeting bags are used long after the meeting is over. Get maximum, long term exposure by sponsoring the meeting bag.


Morning or afternoon refreshment break

Service for 900-1,000

  • Name and refreshment service listed on signs

  • Acknowledgement in program book

  • Sponsor slide in meeting room preceding scientific sessions


Evening Socials

Service for 900-1,000. Choice of evening socials.

  • Name and refreshment service listed on signs

  • Acknowledgement in program book

  • Acknowledgement on meeting website with hyperlink to sponsor website

  • Sponsor slide in meeting room preceding scientific sessions



Sponsorship applications must be received at the GSA office by April 9, 2014.




Deadline for advertising contracts is April 9, 2014.


If you are interested in print or website advertising, please contact FASEB AdNet at

Additional Information and Rate Card.



























$5,000 Leader Board Ad (appears at the very top of the page)

$2,000 200 x 200 square web ad


Your website ad includes:

  • Ad visible from date submitted until end of 2014.
  • Ad rotates on informational pages throughout meeting web site
  • Ad will rotate on abstract search and program planner page in addition to regular placement

Are you looking for other opportunities to reach GSA members to let them know about your great products and services? The Genetics Society of America also sponsors the 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference and the Yeast Genetics Meeting in 2014. Be sure and check out the meeting websites for exhibit information.