When MAEBL first began, we differentiated ourselves from sister conferences in the field. Part of this was recognizing the need for practical EBL information dissemination to the community as opposed to esoteric scientific rhetoric that lack immediate real world applications. The second was understanding the maximized time EBL hardware vendors are afforded at sister conferences; MAEBL decidedly flipped this on its head.
As a standing policy, MAEBL precludes EBL hardware vendors from direct participation in the meetings. MAEBL will only allow its organizers and the informational participation of resist and software vendors to the meetings at the discretion of the MAEBL Board of Directors. Vendors who are allowed to participate must sponsor MAEBL and register each attendee at the standard attendee rate.