Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I view the Laboratory Design Conference agenda?

This year's agenda is filled with cutting-edge sessions from a variety of expert speakers and organizations.

Check out our updated agenda information here.


How can I register? What are the registration costs, and what is included with my registration?

Register and check prices here.

Attendee registration for 2017 includes breakfast and lunch on April 24 and 25, access to exhibit hall and all sessions, our welcome reception on April 24, and the Lab of the Year Awards presentation on April 26.


Who will be speaking at this year’s event?

View our speaker section for information about each of this year’s speakers.


How do I book a table/reserve exhibitor space?

Exhibitor information can be found on our exhibit/sponsor tab, and outlines the details of exhibiting in our annual LDC exhibit hall.


Can I advertise in the conference program or sponsor a session/tour?

Sponsorship availability can be found on our exhibit/sponsor tab. Our 2017 sponsorship details are also available in PDF form here.


How do I get to Raleigh? What else is of interest in the area?

This year's event will be held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Hotel in the Crabtree Valley area, 11 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Greyhound and Amtrak stations also lie within a 10 mile radius of the venue.

The Marriott Crabtree sits within the "research triangle" comprised of North Carolina State University, Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also number of local attractions, from fine arts and sporting events and shopping and local tours. For the attractions closest to the hotel, visit their concierge page here. 


What lab tours will be offered this year and how much do they cost?

Lab tours cost $95 each. This year’s include:

  • Bayer Crop Science: Bee Care Center

  • Bayer Crop Science: Greenhouse 1, Greenhouse 5 and Greenhouse 6

  • Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.: Innovation Center, RTP

For updates, additions, and details on each lab, please see our lab tours page.


How do I connect and stay up-to-date on information about LDC?

Join us on Twitter! Use #2017LDC to stay in the loop, and post during the conference! Join our LinkedIn group as well for updates and networking opportunities.


How do I obtain AIA credits?

Credit(s) earned on completion of courses, which are approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) CES, will be reported to AIA CES for continuing professional education credits. Please complete the attendance form, which is located in your Laboratory Design Conference folder, and return to a Laboratory Design Staff member at the registration desk. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request after the conference by emailing  


Can I register/pay on-site?

Yes! We’re happy to help you register at the event, but make sure you don’t miss out on discounts available for early birds. For current pricing, please see the registration page.


What is the Laboratory of the Year contest? What are the entry criteria?

Please visit our Laboratory of the Year section for information and instructions on entering. A recent Laboratory Design News article also provides more details on past winners and gives history of the prestigious design award.