Conference Photo Gallery

Get a glimpse of some of the highlights of the Labs21 2011 Annual Conference.

Picture of a sunrise over Providence
From September 20 to 22, 2011, 700 architects, engineers, federal employees, laboratory owners, facility managers, and other laboratory professionals (394 KB, 1 pp) gathered to discuss the latest in sustainable high-technology facility design and construction at the Labs21 2011 Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.



Some attendees arrived on Monday to take a workshop, such as the Labs21 Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low-Energy Design led by Geoffrey Bell of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Picture of a workshop



Picture of the keynote address
The Opening Plenary Session formally kicked off the conference Tuesday morning. Keynote speaker, The Honorable Lowell Weicker, Jr., spoke to the importance of public health preparedness in the United States and the vital role that laboratories play.



Technology Demonstrations were a popular feature at this year's conference, allowing exhibitors to explain and demonstrate industry tests, standards, and procedures.

Picture of the audience of a Technology Demonstration



Picture of the Technology and Services Fair

Exhibitors in the Labs21 2011 Technology and Services Fair welcomed visitors to their booths.



Attendees could choose from dozens of technical sessions, symposia, and roundtable discussions.

Picture of a technical session



Picture of two men shaking hands and people taking in the background

Informal networking throughout the conference, including during breaks and meals, connected laboratory professionals from around the world.



Attendees mingled and networked during the Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Science at Brown University tour reception on Monday night.
Picture of attendees mingling



Picture of attendees at the Technology and Services Fair Evening Reception

The Technology and Services Fair Evening Reception, sponsored by Schneider Electric, provided an ideal opportunity to network, visit exhibitors' booths, catch up with laboratory sustainability contacts, and enjoy food and drinks.



The University of Rhode Island's Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences tour on Wednesday night allowed attendees to see both the teaching and research wings of this beautiful new laboratory.
Picture of attendees in a URI laboratory



Picture of recipients with award plaque

The Go Beyond Awards Luncheon on Thursday recognized outstanding work in laboratory sustainability. At right, Matthew Berbee and John Onderdonk accept the Innovative Technology and Systems Award on behalf of the California Institute of Technology.



A tour of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory on Thursday afternoon gave attendees the opportunity to see both the before and after of a sustainable marine laboratory renovation.

Picture of attendees looking at machinery at the U.S. EPA AED Laboratory


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