2023 Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters is now closed. If you submitted an abstract, you will be notified of your status in late May.

Each year, I2SL invites lab designers, builders, managers, owners, manufacturers, and other industry leaders to present their latest sustainable lab advancements and technologies during the I2SL Annual Conference.

I2SL is planning to hold the 2023 conference in person at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California, October 22-25.

This year, our theme is the road to decarbonization, which includes topics such as energy efficiency, electrification, sustainable design, ventilation, Smart Labs, green labs, and other methods, case studies, programs, and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Note we are using a new system: After you submit your abstract, you will receive an email confirmation from this system. Please be sure to check spam or "junk" folders if you do not receive a confirmation email quickly, and be sure to either mark this email as "safe" or add this email address to your trusted email domains in order to receive future updates regarding this submission. We apologize for any inconvenience! Email I2SL if you have any questions or fail to receive an email even in your spam or junk mail folder.

Presenter Deadlines

Late May 2023 Applicants will be notified via email of their status
Friday, September 1, 2023 Deadline to cancel speaking
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Conference presentations due to I2SL in advance of the conference
October 22-25, 2023 Conference in Anaheim, California

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Conference Topics of Interest

I2SL is looking for submissions geared toward the following audiences on the topics listed below, but presentations are not limited to these areas, as long as the topic is relevant to sustainable laboratories:

Architects and Sustainable Designers Lab Users, Owners, Operators, and Managers EH&S Officers Engineers
and Energy Efficiency Professionals
Balancing Safety and Sustainability x x x x
Carbon-Neutral Lab Design x     x
Case Studies: Post-Pandemic Safety x   x  
Climate Resilience x x   x
Commissioning x     x
Controls     x x
Decarbonization x     x
Efficient & Optimized Use of Lab Space x x   x
Electrification x     x
Energy Efficiency x x   x
Energy Storage x     x
Energy/Heat Recovery x     x
Equity and Justice x x x x
Green Labs in Action   x   x
Lab Hazards and CFD Modeling x   x x
Modeling and Benchmarking x x   x
Net-Zero Case Studies x     x
Renewable Energy/Microgrids       x
Renovations and Retrofits x     x
Shared Resources   x   x
Smart Labs x x x x
Specifying Sustainable Building Materials x x    
Standards and Codes x   x x
Strategic Approaches to Fume Hood Use   x x x
Sustainable Design x     x
Sustainable Procurement x x x x
Utility Incentive Programs   x   x
Ventilation Management Planning     x x
Waste Reduction x x x  
Water Efficiency x x   x
WELL Labs x x   x

Presentation Guidelines

Each presentation in a technical session whether one or two speakers will have a total of 20 minutes for the presentation and up to 10 minutes for questions and answers. Consider limiting your presentation to 10 to 20 slides to allow enough time for each slide. Our technical audience is looking for in-depth information on your projects, including challenges faced, lessons learned, and specific innovations incorporated. Sales presentations are prohibited.

Presentations will be given live and in-person in Anaheim, October 22-25. This is not a hybrid conference. Remote presentations will not be allowed.

Registration Requirements

All speakers are required to register for and attend the conference during their presentation time.

If you cannot present, you must notify I2SL by Friday, September 1, 2023, and provide a replacement speaker. If you do not notify I2SL and provide a replacement speaker by this deadline, I2SL may not consider you as a speaker for future conferences.

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Speaker Benefits

I2SL offers the following benefits to speakers:

  • Discounted registration fee (two discounts available per presentation).
  • Abstract or presentation considered for additional publication or webinar opportunities.
  • Name, abstract, biography, and presentation posted on the I2SL website, with speaker's permission.
  • Networking opportunities with other leaders in your field.

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