The biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy conferences assemble more than 2000 international scientists, managers and policy makers who engage in interdisciplinary dialogue on the world’s most pressing marine science and conservation issues as they relate to these ecologically important species. Our attendees range from primary investigators of large government programs to passionate students exchanging ideas with regulators and industry researchers. SMM 2017 will build on the success of our previous conferences and will encourage creative thinking and innovation to address worldwide issues faced by these species, now and into the future. We are proud and excited to host the world in Nova Scotia, Canada’s hub of ocean research and ocean technology development.

Our conference will not be possible without the support of our sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers. We are seeking financial support to achieve our goal of creating a highly visible forum to stimulate new research, facilitate discussion and develop science-based policy that ensures that marine mammals will exist for future generations. We are raising funds for the general program, as well as special events and receptions. To ensure broad representation from non-North American countries through travel subsidies, we are seeking support for our travel awards program to allow participation of students, scientists, and practitioners from across the globe.


Ways to Participate

The biennial offers many avenues to reach out and interact with the participants.

Sponsorship is designed to allow our partners to access and impact marine mammal scientists, veterinarians, researchers, and managers worldwide. Our sponsors will also be associated with a professional organization committed to advancing the scientific understanding and conservation of marine mammals.


Exhibition space is available for organizations or companies that wish to interact directly with the participants at a trade booth. The exhibition space will be integrated with the conference to ensure good flow of the participants through the booths.


We offer full, half and quarter page advertising opportunities within the conference programme.



We welcome you to celebrate the marine environment and support the coming together of the world’s most dedicated marine mammal researchers to understand and protect these amazing and iconic species! Complete the Sponsorship, Exhibitor and Advertiser registration form to sponsor SMM 2017.

* Note there was an error in the original prospectus. Please send all PayPal payments to the correct email via conference@marinemammalscience.org


For more information regarding sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities, please contact Tonya Wimmer and Hilary Moors-Murphy at sponsors@marinemammalscience.org

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