SMM2022 exhibitors sign-up will now open!
The 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in August 2022. Our conference will attract eminent scientists and leaders from developed and developing nations alike to help chart a path of multidisciplinary research and collaboration now and for the next generation of researchers.
SMM2022 will provide a venue for people to share ideas, discuss important issues, and energize proactive approaches for the future of marine mammal science and conservation. As we move towards a hybrid, live-virtual conference, we will push boundaries in 2022 to become more sustainable and inclusive – engaging more people than ever before!
Being an exhibitor, enables you to showcase your company, project, organization or services to a captive audience!
IMPORTANT DATES / TIMES
Updated March, 2022
Monday, July 15, 2021
Exhibitor reservations open in conference software.
Friday, May 6, 2022
Full payment due and last date for 50% cancellation refund
50 word company description due for conference program
EXHIBITOR SET-UP AND REGISTRATION
Sunday, July 31, 2022, 1200 – 1800 hours (12-6pm)
Exhibitors registration opens on-site
Sunday, July 31, 2022, 1400 – 1800 hours (2-6pm)
Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4
Monday and Wednesday, 1000 – 1630 (10am-4:30pm)*
Tuesday and Thursday 1000 – 1930 (10am-7:30pm)*
*Exhibitors will gain access to the exhibit hall at 9:30am local time before attendees begin to arrive.
Thursday, August 4, 2022, 1930 – 2230 hours (7:30-9pm)
Updated Dec 1, 2021
IN PERSON BOOTH
$2,000 per Standard Commercial Booth
$1,000 per Nonprofit — High Income Country*
$700 per Nonprofit — Low Income Country*
$750 per Standard Commercial Booth
$300 per Nonprofit — High Income Country*
$50 per Nonprofit — Low Income Country*
* For the complete list of low income countries, please refer to the UN World Bank Country and Lending Groups list. For the current 2021 fiscal year, low-income countries are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,035 or less in 2019.
A standard exhibit hall 8’ x 10’ (2.4m x 3.5m) booth, includes:
• 8’ (2.4m) high back drape, 3’ (1m) high side rails, ID sign, 6’ (2.1m) draped table with 2 chairs and wastebasket
• Registration for 2 persons per booth with entry to all scientific sessions (includes conference bag, name tag, pocket guide and coffee breaks).
• 50-word description of exhibiting organization in conference program.
REGISTRATION AND BOOTH STAFFING
To have the exhibit space held for you in the exhibit hall, a 50% deposit must be paid when you submit your exhibit registration. Full payment is due on Friday, May 6, 2022.
Each booth fee includes registration for two (2) organization representatives who will be working in the booth during the conference. At least one (1) person must be at the booth at all times during Exhibit Hall hours, with two (2) persons during peak hours. In addition to the standard booth package, organizations requiring badges in excess of their allotment must pay the regular registration fee for each additional person. Tickets to social events, including Welcome Reception and Closing Celebration, will become available when registration opens. A confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm the 50% deposit and provide you with your booth number. The email will also guide you through the registration process. Each exhibiting organization is responsible for its own equipment and must have an attendant in the booth during the hours the exhibit area is open to the public. Exhibit representatives must wear the official SMM2022 badge at all times while in the exhibit area. Exhibit representatives may pick up their badges at the registration area.
VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR BOOTH
All registered SMM2022 exhibitors and sponsors will have access to a virtual exhibitor booth via our virtual platform – in addition to their in person booth. Exhibitors and sponsors can log into our virtual platform to populate their company information, staff members, booth content, as well product PDFs, promotional videos, and raffle giveaways.
Video chat rooms are allow exhibitors to meet and talk face-to-face with virtual attendees.
More information on virtual experience coming soon!
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SMM2022 payments may be made in US Dollars, by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express), check, or via PayPal. Full payment and materials for the program for Exhibitors are due no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.
Cancelation before or on Friday, May 6, 2022 obligates the Exhibitor to 50% of the total booth cost, and cancellation after Friday, May 6, 2022 obligates the Exhibitor to full payment of the booth fee.
Refunds will not be made after the space has been assigned and paid for unless the space can be reassigned. Any space not claimed and occupied by 1700 hours (5pm EST) on Monday, August 1, 2022 may be reassigned to another exhibitor without further notice to the originally scheduled occupant, and all fees forfeited.
SMM does not maintain insurance covering exhibitors’ property. Protection of the exhibitors’ property shall at all times remain the responsibility of the exhibitor. The exhibit area will be closed during non-conference hours, but security is not guaranteed. Insurance is to be arranged by exhibitors at their own cost.