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Labs21 2007 Annual Conference Photo Gallery

Peruse these photos to get a glimpse of some of the highlights from the Labs21 2007 Annual Conference.

Photo of the Charleston Area Convention Center

On October 2-4, 2007, nearly 600 architects, engineers, federal employees, laboratory owners, facility managers, and other laboratory professionals gathered at the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in North Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss the latest in sustainable laboratory design and construction at the Labs21 2007 Annual Conference.

John Knott, president and CEO of the Noisette Company and Dr. John Kelly, vice president for Public Service and Agriculture at Clemson University captivated conference attendees during the Opening Plenary keynote address on Tuesday morning. Mr. Knott (pictured right) spoke about the challenges in converting a former Navy yard into a completely sustainable community. Dr. Kelly then talked about the Clemson University Restoration Institute, which is located on the Noisette campus.


Photo of John Knott

Photo of conference attendees during the Opening Plenary Session.

This year's conference offered nearly 70 technical presentations, plus six Morning Roundtables, and four "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Roundtables. Also featured this year were four symposia focusing on specific areas of sustainability, which featured presentations followed by panel discussions that encouraged dialogue with the audience. Pictured below, the panel from the Sustainability in the Middle East and North Africa symposia discuss region-specific issues in sustainable development.

A photo of the panel at the Sustainability in the Middle East and North Africa Symposia

This year's Technology and Services Fair featured 60 organizations that showcased their innovative products and services. The fair 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 during the conference and grand opening reception, breakfasts, breaks, and lunches.

A photo of the Scientific Plastics botth Tech Fair
A photo of Greenheck's booth at the Tech 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.

  A photo of the poster session

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