The Keynote is the first general session of the meeting on Saturday night, December 3. No other events are scheduled at the same time; this is a highly attended event. The Keynote speaker is Richard Lifton, Chair of the Department of Genetics, Sterling Professor of Genetics and Internal Medicine, Founder and Executive Director of the Yale Center for Genome Analysis and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale School of Medicine
Support will be acknowledged in a slide (featuring company logo) viewable prior to the session; from the dais; and supporter’s logo and name will appear on the lectern wrap, on signage at the door and in the Registration area, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
The Opening Night Reception immediately follows the Keynote presentation and offers meeting participants a chance to mingle with their colleagues while enjoying light refreshments and a cash bar. Supporter can provide 500 copies of one piece of literature to be placed on tables during the reception. Support will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting Program, in the ASCB Newsletter, on signage onsite, the website and mobile app.
Seven major scientific Symposia talks are presented Sunday–Wednesday. These sessions do not conflict with any other scientific sessions and draw thousands of attendees. The Symposium chair will acknowledge support from the dais, and supporter’s logo and name will appear on the lectern wrap, on signage at the door, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Seventeen umbrella topics in cell biology have been developed for talks on cutting-edge research. The titles for the minisymposia within each topic will be based upon the abstracts received for the meeting. Minisymposia will be held each afternoon Sunday–Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and attract 350–1,300 people in each session. Support will be acknowledged by the co-chair from the dais, on signage at the door, supporter’s logo and name will appear on the lectern wrap, and supporter’s name will appear in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app
These very popular sessions each consist of seven rapid-fire oral presentations (up to 3 slides) in two rooms in the ASCB Learning Center. Following the presentations, there is 30 minutes of discussion during which the data are displayed on monitors. Support will be acknowledged on signage outside the room and from the dais, and your logo (on black background) will appear on the splash page of the seven monitors in the room. If you purchase a room for all three days for $12,000, your logo will also be displayed on a large sign hanging from the ceiling above the Microsymposia room that will be visible to all attendees in the ASCB Learning Center. Support will also be acknowledged on signage in the Registration area, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
ASCB is offering three scientific workshops:
  1. CRISPR/Genome Engineering
  2. Advances in Light Microscopy
  3. CryoEM
Support will be acknowledged by from the dais, on signage at the door, supporter’s logo and name will appear on the lectern wrap, and supporter’s name will appear in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Exhibitor Tech Talks are an effective means for scientific or educational interaction with attendees. Host a Tech Talk in one of two dedicated venues – the 50 seat venue inside the ASCB Learning Center or the 200 seat venue directly across from the Learning Center entrance. Both venues include audio visual support and exhibitors are welcome to purchase food and beverage through Savor (the convention center caterer). Tech Talks are available in numerous time blocks Sunday-Tuesday from 7:00 am to 7:45 pm (until 4:00pm on Tuesday). Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Abstracts will be included in the Annual Meeting Program if received and paid for before the deadline of September 16. Abstract received after the deadline will be included on the meeting webpage and mobile app. See price table below: Note: The last Tech Talk on Tuesday will be at 3:00 pm.
Supporter provides badge lanyards for exclusive distribution to attendees. Lanyards will feature ASCB logo and tagline as well as supporter’s name and logo. Supporter arranges purchase, production, and delivery of 7,000 lanyards for distribution. Design must be approved by the ASCB before production. Support will be acknowledged on signage in the Registration area, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
High-quality meeting bags will be distributed to all attendees. The ASCB logo and tagline will appear on one side and the supporter’s logo on the other. Supporter is responsible for all manufacturing and shipping costs for 5,000 bags. Design must be approved by the ASCB before production.
A freestanding Internet Café placed in a high-traffic area will provide attendees with access to email and the Web. The Internet Café will consist of six internet stations and one printer. Your company logo will be displayed as a screen saver on each monitor. You are also welcome to provide mouse pads with your company name and logo (design must be preapproved by the ASCB). Support will be acknowledged with signs near the Internet Café, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Our mobile app will put all meeting details right at the users’ fingertips on their mobile device. A splash screen and a banner with direct link to your corporate website are included. Attendees will see your promo every time they access the mobile app. Support will be acknowledged with signage in the Registration area, in the Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website. At the 2015 ASCB Meeting there were 3,689 app users, over 328,000 total visits, and over 109,000 logo displays.
Gain visibility with a banner ad as the attendees check session details. Your banner ad clicks through to your chosen URL.
Make an impact by including up to four multimedia links within the mobile app. Link to product fact sheets & brochures (PDF links), product landing pages or registration forms (html links), or videos (YouTube links). This is the perfect place to post your Tech Talk presentations! Add the Enhanced Listing to bring your company to the top of the exhibitor listing on the mobile app.
Use the ‘Mobile App Alert’ feature to announce your Tech Talk. The Alert will go live on the Mobile App 15 minutes before, and continue to be visible until 5 minutes after, your scheduled start time – total of 20 minutes. ASCB will create the banner using the information you have already provided for your Tech Talk and exhibitor listing and will say:
“About to begin _ Company Name_Tech Talk Title_ Theater X_Time XXX”
The banner will click through to the URL you provided for your exhibitor listing. Choose from the following background colors: green, purple, aqua, blue and red. Deadline: Must order and pay by November 18, 2016
Use the ‘Mobile App Alert’ feature to announce your Tech Talk. The Alert will go live on the Mobile App 15 minutes before, and continue to be visible until 5 minutes after, your scheduled start time – total of 20 minutes. ASCB will create the banner using the information you have already provided for your Tech Talk and exhibitor listing and will say:

“About to begin _ Company Name_Tech Talk Title_ Theater X_Time XXX”

The banner will click through to the URL you provided for your exhibitor listing. Choose from the following background colors: green, purple, aqua, blue and red. Deadline: Must order and pay by November 18, 2016.
ASCB will once again solicit and select three proposals from ASCB member labs to produce short 3-4 minute “Tell Your Own Cell Story” videos. ASCB gives each lab a $1,000 grant plus post-production services including final edit, music, credits, and promotion. The Celldance video premieres are featured at 2016 Cell Biology, by news media, and year round online.
Supporter receives the next-to-the-last slate (credit) at the end of all three videos saying ” This Celldance 2016 video was produced with support of X Corporation” and includes supporter’s logo and tag line. The supporting company can also link from their site directly to the ASCB Vimeo/YouTube Celldance page.
Celldance gets prominent play at the Annual Meeting, both at the Celldance event and in videos that run in plenary session rooms, before and after the program. Older Celldance videos are also shown, giving this company extra years of credit. News media pick up Celldance videos. For the last two years, Francis Collins has featured Celldance videos in his “NIH Director’s Blog.” Last year’s blog had over 16,000 hits, an all-time record.
The Celldance videos would make dynamite sales materials— consider Alex Ritter’s 2014 “Killing Cancer-Cytotoxic T-Cells on Patrol” and Edison Leung’s 2015 “Spying on Cancer Cell Invasion.” Read about ASCB Celldance 2015
Want early access to attendees? Everyone who submits an abstract will see your banner ad prominently displayed across the Abstract Submission System. This could be THE best way to reach attendees in advance of the meeting. Use your click-through banner to generate powerful leads even before the show starts. Attendees will see your promotion (with click through URL) when they start accessing the site on June 1. Abstract submission ends on October 13 so grab this opportunity quickly.
Promote your presence with strategically placed signage in high traffic areas in the convention center. Prices start at $900 and include production, installation, and removal. Click here for details.
A very popular and much appreciated support opportunity! There is a high demand from meeting participants for pens and notepads in the Registration area and at the Message Center. Supporter will arrange for purchase, production (7,000), and delivery. Design must be approved by the ASCB. Support will be acknowledged with onsite signage, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Thousands of attendees take advantage of coat/luggage/poster storage services each day. Support will be acknowledged on signage at the door, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Draw crowds to your booth by supporting the morning refreshment break of coffee and tea. Support will be acknowledged on signage at each break station in the ASCB Learning Center, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Refresh attendees and remind them to visit your booth. Support the afternoon refreshment break of iced tea and snacks, Sunday–Tuesday from 12:00–4:00 pm during poster sessions in the ASCB Learning Center. Support will be acknowledged on signage at each break station in the ASCB Learning Center, in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Attendees staying at the 1,360 room headquarter hotel, the Marriott Marquis San Francisco, will see your company name and logo every time they open their hotel room door! Supporter has the opportunity to place preapproved logo or graphics on attendee hotel room keys. Support of this option will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Supporter will arrange with hotel and key card manufacturer for production and delivery (additional production and hotel fees will apply). Support will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Contributions will help undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, underrepresented minorities, international attendees, or junior faculty from teaching-intensive institutions to attend the Annual Meeting. Applications are scored on the basis on scientific merit, financial need, and the strength of the advisor’s recommendation (if applicable). Support will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Drive traffic to your booth by prominently displaying your company logo, name, and booth number on one 2 foot x 4-foot double-sided space at the base of hanging aisle signs in the ASCB Learning Center. A TIF file must be emailed to Louise Campbell-Blair by October 16. Act quickly to reserve. Only a limited number of aisle signs are available. Support will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Poster presenters always need push pins and cups (to carry the push pins to their poster). Advertise your company logo, name, and booth number on the kick panel (77.5-inch x 27.25-inch space) of the Poster Supply Counters in four locations in the ASCB Learning Center. A TIF file must be emailed to Louise Campbell-Blair by October 16. Support will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting Program and ASCB Newsletter, and on the website and mobile app.
Promote your presence and booth activities with an ad in the ASCB Newsletter, Annual Meeting Program, Poster Guide, or special edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell (Award Essays). Print and online ad placements are available Please see ASCB’s Media Kit for advertising rates
Both pre-show and post-show mailing lists are available. Use our pre-show mailing list to reach attendees in advance. Give them a reason to visit your exhibit booth and attend your Tech Talks. Boost your ROI by continuing to connect with attendees using the post-meeting mailing list. Pre- and post-meeting mailing lists are $1,000 each for one time use. These are physical mailing lists (not email) and will be sent to your third-party mail house after approval of your mail piece.
Are you launching new technology at 2016 Cell Biology? Make sure attendees and the press learn about it while they are browsing the online Meeting Program. Your listing on the ‘Technology Launch’ webpage can include video or hyperlinked image. Add a Session Banner Ad on the Mobile App for only $1,200 more. Provide the following information:
  1. Headline: 5 words max
  2. Your exhibit booth number
  3. Image OR video
  4. Descriptive text: 25 words max
All applications are subject to approval by ASCB.
Place your company’s literature in individual bins on the Society’s Literature Table in the Registration area. Attendees will have the opportunity to take any literature off the table throughout the entire meeting. This is a great way to attract attendees to your booth or have an added presence in the meeting. It’s also perfect for a company that cannot exhibit in San Francisco but still wants to reach attendees. ASCB will maintain the table and replenish when necessary. Limit 500 pieces per company.
Purchase a hyperlink so customers can access your chosen URL and email you directly from the meeting website. Start generating leads right away!
Holding talks in your conference style booth? Include these in the Annual Meeting Program (subject to abstract approval) for $350 per listing.
Looking for an easy, inexpensive way to show off a new product or service and to attract the most attendees to your booth? Why not create a special incentive that will be provided to every attendee at registration. Create a coupon (we’ll provide you with the specs), send us the artwork, and we’ll do the rest! Simple & cost-effective—it’s a win-win!
Have Questions? No Problem.

Louise Campbell-Blair
Director of Business Development
301-518-5990
lcblair@ascb.org