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2024 I2SL Annual Conference 
Call for Presenters 

Each year, I2SL invites lab designers, builders, managers, owners, manufacturers, green labs professionals, and other industry leaders to present their latest sustainable lab advancements, projects, programs, and technologies during the I2SL Annual Conference. Presentations will cover a broad range of topics in sustainable lab design, ventilation/system optimization, green lab programs, decarbonization, and more. Abstracts are due Friday, March 1, 2024.

I2SL will hold the 2024 conference in person at the Marriott St. Louis Grand hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, September 29-October 2.

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Abstracts due Friday, March 1, 2024

Presenter Deadlines

Friday, March 1, 2024
Abstracts due
Late May 2024
Applicants will be notified via email of their status
Friday, August 9, 2024
Deadline to cancel speaking
Tuesday, September 24, 2024
Conference presentations due to I2SL in advance of the conference
September 29-October 2, 2024
Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

Conference Topics

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:

Topic
Architects and Sustainable Designers
Lab Users, Owners, Operators, and Managers
Engineers and Energy Efficiency Professionals
Sustainability Professionals/EH&S Officers
Artificial Intelligence: Ideas and Impacts
X
X
X
X
Balancing Safety and Sustainability
X
X
X
X
Climate Resilience
X
X
X
X
Commissioning
X
X
X
Controls
X
X
Decarbonizing Lab Buildings
X
X
Designing for Decarbonization
X
X
X
Efficient & Optimized Use of Lab Space
X
X
X
X
Electrification Strategies
X
X
Energy Storage
X
X
Energy-Efficient Technologies
X
X
X
X
Energy/Heat Recovery
X
X
Equity and Inclusion
X
X
X
X
Finance and Incentive Programs
X
X
Fume Hood Strategies
X
X
X
Green Labs in Action
X
X
X
Modeling and Benchmarking
X
X
X
X
Net-Zero Case Studies
X
X
X
Renewable Energy/Microgrids
X
Renovations and Retrofits
X
X
X
Shared Resources
X
X
X
"Smart Labs" in Action
X
X
X
X
Specifying Sustainable Building Materials
X
X
Standards and Codes
X
X
X
Sustainable Design
X
X
X
Sustainable Procurement
X
X
X
X
Ventilation Management Planning
X
X
Waste Reduction
X
X
X
Water Efficiency
X
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 St. Louis, September 30 – October 2. 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, August 9, 2024, 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.

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.

Ready to Submit Your Abstract?

The abstract submittal form does not allow you to save and return to the form. Before filling out your abstract, you will need the following information related to your presentation:

  • Speaker biographies for your and any co-presenter (350 character limit for each biography)

  • Headshots for your and any co-presenter (please provide headshot in jpg or png file format)

  • Proposed presentation title (short and catchy)

  • Brief presentation abstract (please keep presentation description to 1,500 characters)

  • Four learning objectives that attendees will be able to achieve upon hearing the presentation. Each learning objective must start with a verb that describes a measurable outcome (Example: describe, explain, identify, analyze, plan, etc.)

  • Five keywords that pertain to your presentation (example: sustainability, fume hood, ventilation, efficiency, design)

  • Identify from a list which topics and audience with which this presentation most closely aligns.

Abstracts due Friday, March 1, 2024

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