Join us at the JASM Trade Show – May 16-19, 2022!

Registration link is coming soon!

The Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) will be the world’s largest gathering of aquatic scientists, students, practitioners, resource agency staff, and industry representatives in history. Join us and exhibit your new technologies and innovations at the most multidisciplinary aquatic sciences meeting ever in Grand Rapids, Michigan! 

Grand Rapids is consistently recognized as one of the best and fastest-growing economies in the country.  The city has been listed as America’s #1 travel destination and has an impressive range of museums, downtown within walking distance of each other: the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts; the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the Grand  Rapids Public Museum, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Whether you enjoy exciting nightlife, touring local attractions, sampling restaurant cuisine, or exploring outdoor opportunities, Grand Rapids has something for you!

Your exhibit at this unparalleled industry event will be seen by over 4,000 in-person attendees and many hundreds more virtual attendees. Attendees will include members of the: 

  • American Fisheries Society (AFS)
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)
  • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS)
  • International Association for Great Lake Research (IAGLR)
  • North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 
  • Phycological Society of American (PSA)
  • Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) 
  • Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)

This will include aquatic scientists and students at the graduate and undergraduate level; federal, tribal, state, and local administrators, directors, and elected officials; educators; consultants; and non-profits focused on aquatic conservation, and many, many more.

Meeting sessions, events, and the trade show will take place at the DeVos Place convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Two all-attendee Trade Show and Poster Networking Events, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, provide ideal opportunities for casual introductions and informal networking.   These forums are provided by JASM for you to communicate your most innovative and impactful aquatic science, fisheries, and conservation technology and techniques directly to our attendees! 

Two complimentary conference registrations are included for booths rented at the full rate. These passes allow exhibitors to attend all conference sessions and functions, interact with attendees outside the Exhibit Hall, and gain information on industry issues. 

Alternatively, two exhibitor-only badges are granted for each purchase of a nonprofit or crafter booth. The exhibitor-only badges grant access to the exhibit hall but do not grant access to conference sessions or other events. To gain full access to all the meeting’s events, exhibitors at the nonprofit and crafter rates will need to purchase full registration. 

Exhibitors at JASM will include federal and state conservation, environmental and natural resources agencies,  companies providing field sampling and scientific equipment, universities and colleges, academic publishers, animal tagging and tracking equipment, computer and software applications, consultant services, water quality monitoring, hydroacoustic systems, and others related to aquatic research, conservation, and management. This historic event will be unparalleled, so do not miss it.

Rental Fees

Commercial Exhibitors: $1,950.00 per booth

Crafters and Nonprofits: $650 per booth

Tech Sessions: $2,000

Contact [email protected] for more information.

NOTE: These tech sessions occur in a dedicated room in which you can showcase your products.

Booth Power: $60.00 

Please see the below link for ordering electricity for your booth from the DeVos Convention Center

https://www.devosplace.org/f/18  

2022 Show Information

Exhibitors at the commercial rate receive two full-conference registrations. Additional exhibitors or exhibitors at crafter and nonprofit booths must purchase full registration to attend sessions or events other than the Trade Show networking events.

Ten-foot (10’) back drape and three-foot (3’) side drapes, One eight-foot (8’) table, Two chairs, one wastebasket, and one ID sign.

Virtual Exhibits

JASM is planning to meet in-person in Grand Rapids, but we’re also preparing for a hybrid and virtual meeting format if they become necessary due to local regulations. We’ll keep you posted with updates! 

Available Services

A complete service kit containing information on carpet, utilities, and freight will be sent by Modern Expo approximately six weeks prior to the meeting. Click here for all exhibitor forms. 

2022 Exhibit Hall Schedule

Monday, May 16 

8:00 am–11:00 am       Exhibit move-in

11:00 am–5:00 pm       Exhibits open

5:00 pm–7:00 pm         JASM Trade Show & Poster Networking

Tuesday, May 17 

9:00 am–5:00 pm         Exhibits open

Wednesday, May 18   

9:00 am–5:00 pm         Exhibits open

5:00 pm–7:00 pm         JASM Trade Show & Poster Networking

Thursday, May 19

9:00 am–5:00 pm         Exhibits Open

5:00 pm                        Exhibitor/Poster/moveout

EXHIBITOR RULES AND REGULATIONS 

EXHIBIT LIMITATIONS Exhibits may not project beyond the space allotted and aisles must be kept clear for traffic. Exhibits shall not obstruct the view of or interfere with access to other exhibits. Devices for reproducing sound or music may be restricted at the discretion of the show management.  Projection of sound beyond the confines of the exhibit is prohibited unless a request is submitted to and approved by Show management in writing prior to the conference. 

BOOTH ASSIGNMENT The assignment or subletting of any part or all of an exhibit booth is prohibited unless a request is submitted to and approved by Show Management in writing prior to the conference. Show Management reserves the right to change the location of the exhibition space and reassign exhibit booths if it determines such action is in the best interest of the conference. 

PROMOTIONAL CONSIDERATION All promotional considerations for the digital Program Guide are subject to submission and receipt to the American Fisheries Society by March 15, 2022. Submission after that date may not meet the print deadline and not be included in the guide. 

RIGHT OF REFUSAL AND/OR CANCELLATION JASM reserves the right to refuse the application of any organization not meeting the required standards, as well as the right to curtail exhibits or parts of exhibits that detract from the character of the conference. This also applies to displays, literature, advertising, novelties, souvenirs, and personal conduct. Show Management reserves the right to cancel this agreement whenever it discovers that the exhibitor’s display is not as described in this agreement or is incompatible, in the opinion of JASM, with the purposes of the conference. 

INSURANCE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENTS Fire, theft, liability, and extended coverage insurance are not provided by JASM, or the DeVos Convention Center. Exhibitor may obtain such coverage at its own expense. Small and valuable exhibit materials should be packed each night and placed in a secure location. Exhibitor remains responsible for all property brought into the conference facilities and shall bear the sole risk of loss for that property. Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the American Fisheries Society, the DeVos Convention Center, and their agents and employees from any damages caused by theft or other perils normally covered by extended coverage, liability, theft, or fire policies. Exhibitor shall indemnify and hold harmless the American Fisheries Society, the DeVos Convention Center, their agents and employees, and co-sponsoring agencies for all claims, losses, liability, or damages for injury, death, or property damage that may arise from activities of the exhibitor, its employees, agents, invitees, and licensees. 

ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS Should any litigation arise out of this contract, the exhibitor shall pay all costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by JASM and/or the co-sponsoring agencies if JASM or the co-sponsoring agencies are the prevailing party. This provision shall extend to the costs and attorney’s fees incurred at both the trial and appellate levels. 

TAXES AND LICENSES Exhibitor shall be responsible for obtaining any licenses, permits, or approvals required under local, state/province, or federal law applicable to its activity at the conference, including the use of copyrighted music. Exhibitor shall be responsible for obtaining any tax identification numbers and paying all taxes, license fees, or other charges that shall become due to any governmental authority in connection with its activity at the conference. 

FIRE, SAFETY, AND HEALTH Exhibitor agrees to accept full responsibility for compliance with city, county, state/province, and federal fire, safety, and health ordinances regarding the installation and operation of equipment. All exhibit materials and equipment must be reasonably located within the booth and protected by safety guards and devices where necessary to prevent personal accidents to attendees. Exhibitor hereby represents and warrants to JASM, and co-sponsoring agencies that the exhibitor has taken all steps reasonably necessary to ensure the sound engineering and structural integrity in its exhibit design and the proper construction and safety of the exhibit itself, as erected. Please Note: No forklifts or equipment can be moved or booths dismantled during posted open show hours for safety concerns. 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS In the event of cancellation by the exhibitor, the following schedule of refunds will be followed: No refunds will be made after March 15, 2022.

In the event of cancellation by JASM, the entire amount paid will be refunded.

COVID-19  We are in continuous contact with the meeting venues, hotels, and other organizations relevant to our meeting. While we don’t expect cancellation of our meeting, should impacts from COVID-19 last longer than projected and necessitate our meeting’s cancellation, please know that all of your booth fees will be fully refunded.