Information for Exhibitors

Join us for the 43rd Benthic Ecology Meeting at the University of North Florida, from March, 19-22, 2014.


The Benthic Ecology Meeting (BEM) is one of the largest scientific meetings for marine biologists in the USA. The 43rd meeting will be hosted by the University of North Florida in the University Center. At the 2014 BEM we anticipate more than 600 registrants; a mix of the nation’s top marine ecologists and up-and-coming graduate and undergraduate students. 


Exhibitor Rates 

$400- For-profit organizations - one six-foot skirted table and one chair (up to two people)

$200 – Non-profit organizations - one six-foot skirted table and one chair (up to two people)

$100- Each additional table

$50- Additional Representative



Exhibit space will be in the University Center at the University of North Florida. Your tables will be available for setup at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 19 through 5 pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014.


Exhibit space is not reserved until your payment is processed. Your reservation must be received prior to the conference. All exhibitors must complete the Exhibitor Reservation Form and disclose full details regarding the items to be displayed/sold. Exhibitors who withdraw prior to the conference will be assessed a 10% processing fee for their refunds. There are no refunds for exhibit space beginning March 4, 2014.


Advertising in the Final Conference Program

Deadlines for Copy: February 1, 2014 


We are now offering advertising space in the Final Conference Program.  Advertising in the final program is a wise way to spend your marketing dollars. The final program offers excellent exposure, as it is the only resource attendees receive containing the complete itinerary of all workshops, meal functions, and other events. The final program requires attentive examination by all recipients in order to determine workshop selections. Each time the program is reviewed your ad is seen. The deadline for advertising in the Final Conference Program is February 1, 2014. 


Shipping Information

For on-site exhibitors wishing to ship materials to the University of North Florida, please use this address.  


            University of North Florida

            1 UNF Drive Bldg 59

            Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699

            Attn: Biology Department


Boxes that do not contain this complete information will be rejected and returned to their point of origin.


Please arrange for your boxes to arrive after March 12, 2014 (one week prior to the conference).

There is a receiving and storage rate to be paid by the exhibitor. Please confirm the per day rate with Michelle Davis by contacting her at 904-620-5628 or by email at