The Laboratory Design Conference

Since 2002, the Laboratory Design Conference has provided a dynamic educational and networking event for those involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing and operating laboratory facilities. Informative panels and sessions feature lab design experts delivering unique presentations on trends in creating the most efficient, state-of-the-art facilities.

Each spring, the conference also marks the official announcement of the Laboratory of the Year winners, with in-depth discussions by the winning project teams.

The conference also offers exemplary lab facilities, including those to which attendees would not otherwise have access, are an integral part of the overall Lab Design Conference experience.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works in the world of laboratory design should take this opportunity to network and meet with associates, service providers and buyers. Each year, the Laboratory Design Conference welcomes:

  • Business Development Managers
  • C-level Executives
  • Construction Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Laboratory Designers/Planners
  • Lab Owners/Partners/Principals
  • Manufacturers
  • Project Managers
  • Senior-level Architects
  • Supervisors and Directors of Facilities
  • Sustainable Design Experts
  • Technical Service Providers
  • And Many More!

2018 Speakers

Brian Kowalchuk, AIA, LEED AP
Keynote Speaker
HDR

Daniel Wentzlaff
Keynote Speaker
Nissen Wentzlaff Architects

Dario Tonelli
Keynote Speaker
Laborplaner Tonelli AG

Adrian Walters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge

Alex Munoz
SmithGroupJJR

Brian DiLuiso, AIA
E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Chip Calcagni, AIA
E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Chris Cowansage
Page/SST Planners

Christopher Small
Clark Nexsen

Cynthia Labelle, AIA
Stantec Architecture Inc.

Eric Pelky
Johnson Controls

Gary Machicek, AIA
Kirksey Architecture

Jamie Doran
JacobsWyper Architects

Jason Slusarczyk, PE
Novus Environmental Inc.

Jinhee Lee, CDT
HERA Laboratory Planners

John Swift, Jr., PE, CEM, LEED BD+C
BurroHappold Engineering

Josh Meyer, AIA
Jacobs Consultancy

Kimberly M. Childs, PhD
Stephen F. Austin State University

Lloyd Fisk, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Research Facilities Design

Melissa Schmitz
Kirksey Architecture

Michael Reagan, RA, AIA, NCARB
Stantec Architecture Inc.

Michele Pollio, AIA
HERA Laboratory Planners

Regal Leftwich
Page/SST Planners

Robert Benson, AIA
CannonDesign

Ron Riccitelli
Faithful + Gould

Ryan Molen, LEED AP BD+C
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Conference Agenda

April 23, 2018

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

April 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

1:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

1:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

4:20 p.m. - 5 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

April 25, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2018 Sponsors

2017 Speakers

Josh Meyer
Keynote Speaker
Jacobs Consultancy Inc

What We’ve Heard

Feedback on Sessions

"I liked the duration of the sessions, not too long but long enough to hit the high points in a focused manner and allow for questions."

Laboratory Design Staff

"The entire Laboratory Design Staff was amazing. It was great to meet all of you. Well done & thank you!"

Networking Opportunities

"I liked the size and scale of the conference. Great networking opportunities. The refreshments also were plentiful and delicious - thank you. Will be returning next year!"