Conference Photo Gallery

Peruse these photos to get a glimpse of some of the highlights from the Labs21 2009 Annual Conference.


Picture of the Indiana State Capitol Building
On September 22-24, more than 600 architects, engineers, federal employees, laboratory owners, facility managers, and other laboratory professionals gathered to discuss the latest in sustainable high-technology facility design and construction at the Labs21 2009 Annual Conference. The conference was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, located next to the Indiana State Capitol Building (pictured at left).



On Monday evening, conference attendees were given the opportunity to tour the newly completed Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine Research III facility. A reception preceded the event, allowing attendees to mingle, network, and enjoy refreshments. Pictured at right, I2SL Board Members Phil Wirdzek (Founding President and Executive Director) and Beth Shearer (Founding Secretary and Chief Financial Officer) chat with other attendees.
Picture of Phil Wirdzek and Beth Shearer chatting with conference attendees



Picture of a tour group in the Research III Building
After a welcome presentation in the auditorium of the Research III facility, tour attendees were split into small groups. Stations were set up throughout the building, staffed by people intimately involved with the project, who shared their knowledge of Research III's design and operation. Pictured at left, a group tours the mechanical space.



In the picture at right, a laboratory space in the Research III building.

Conference attendees were also given the opportunity to tour Eli Lilly and Company's new Building 362 on Wednesday night, and the C. C. Perry “K” Generating Station and District Steam System on Thursday afternoon.

Picture of a lab space in the Research III building



Picture of John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., delivering the opening keynote address

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company, provided the keynote address during the Opening Plenary Session on Tuesday. Representatives from Indianapolis Economic Development, Inc., the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also spoke.



The Technology and Services Fair opened on Tuesday, allowing manufacturers and service providers that meet the needs of high-tech facilities to introduce their technologies, systems, and services to the Labs21 Annual Conference audience. Sixty-nine organizations exhibited, representing a diverse and exciting range of technologies and services.

Picture of a Technology and Services Fair vendor chatting with an attendee



Picture of the entire exhibit hall during the Tuesday evening reception

On Tuesday night, the Labs21 Technology and Services Fair combined with the exhibitors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for an evening reception, allowing attendees from both events to mingle and connect with vendors while enjoying refreshments and live music.



Members of the Labs21 Team chat with other attendees during the reception.

Picture of members of the Labs21 Team chatting with other attendees



Picture of a Morning Roundtable Session in progress

Morning Roundtable sessions on Wednesday and Thursday allowed for interactive discussions on the ideas and challenges faced by today's high-tech facilities.



Technical Sessions and Open Discussions allowed for the exchange of ideas, lessons learned, and techniques among attendees.

Picture of a Open Discussion Session in progress



Picture of the Go Beyond Awards Luncheon

The Go Beyond Awards Luncheon on Thursday offered a final opportunity for all attendees to come together to solidify professional connections made during the week. A panel presented the Go Beyond Awards to this year's winners—individuals, organizations, projects, and laboratory manufacturers that went beyond the status quo to minimize the environmental impacts of laboratory and other high-tech facilities and laboratory equipment. To wrap up the event, Phil Wirdzek provided a summary of the conference and a look ahead to next year's conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



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