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Labs21 2006 Annual Conference Photo Gallery

Peruse these photos to get a glimpse of some of the highlights from the Labs21 2006 Annual Conference.

Photo of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Riverwalk.  

On October 17-19, 2006, more than 550 architects, engineers, federal employees, laboratory owners, facility managers, and other laboratory professionals gathered at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss the latest in sustainable laboratory design and construction at the Labs21 2006 Annual Conference.


Juan Enriquez captivated conference attendees during his Opening Plenary keynote address on Tuesday. Mr. Enriquez's presentation focused on the need for all countries, particularly the U.S., to promote science, technology, and the education of both, in order to keep pace with our dynamic global society as it continues to move deeper into the information age. In contrast to the technical detail presented throughout the conference, Enriquez challenged laboratory professionals to think holistically about what a laboratory would look like in a future where information dominates.


Juan Enriquez gives his Opening Plenary keynote speech.
Fred Turco addresses conference attendees during the Opening Plenary Session.  

Fred Turco, Director of Global Environmental Health and Safety at Pfizer, Inc., recognizes Labs21 Partners and congratulates them on their continued support and success. Recently, two Labs21 Partners (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) were awarded a 2006 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for outstanding contributions made toward the efficient use of energy and water resources in the federal sector.

    A Labs21 conference presenter speaks to session attendees.

This year's conference offered more than 50 technical presentations, plus seven Breakfast Sessions and four "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Roundtables, which gave design teams the opportunity to lay out their new laboratory designs and receive advice from technical experts in the audience.

Attendees listen to a presenter during one of the conference sessions.  

More than 50 organizations showcased their innovative products and services during the Technology and Services Fair, which was sponsored by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories in partnership with the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association. Attendees explored the exhibit hall and spoke with exhibitors throughout the conference.

An exhibitor demonstrates a product for an interested attendee.   Attendees and exhibitors enjoy the Labs21 Technology and Services Fair.

The Labs21 poster session provided an opportunity for attendees to view innovative building designs and discuss specific features with presenters who were available to answer questions.

  Presenters discuss their poster projects with interested attendees.

Photos by: Sam's Studio of San Antonio, Inc.

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