2016 Symposia

Symposium on the Future of Laboratory Benchmarking

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Lab Benchmarking Symposium will include presentations on the best practices, latest developments, and future potential directions for energy benchmarking of laboratory buildings. The symposium will include presentations from I2SL Laboratory Benchmarking Working Group members and will feature arguments on why benchmarking really matters; a demonstration of brand new updates to the Labs21 Benchmarking Tool; and a facilitated discussion on future directions for lab benchmarking.

Session A2: Symposium on the Future of Laboratory Benchmarking
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Animal Health Symposium

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
8:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

The Animal Health Symposium will include presentations and discussions of large and small animal facility design, sustainable practices, current and future veterinary disease containment research, leaders from the animal health pharmaceutical industry, and an open discussion of where the future of the industry is going. The four state region surrounding the conference boasts the world's highest concentration of organizations engaged in the animal health industry. Attendees will learn about a unique industry whose contributions and successes are vital to our national and global future.

Session H1: Animal Health Symposium: Part 1
8:30 a.m. 10 a.m.

Session I1: Animal Health Symposium: Part 2
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

Landfill Diversion in Laboratories Symposium

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

In this symposium, four leading American research and healthcare institutions will identify challenges and posit opportunities for building a robust landfill diversion program in laboratories. Three areas of focus will frame the conversation, with attention to challenges experienced, opportunities observed, and creativity and problem-solving harnessed to successfully divert the flow of materials:

  • Upstream product development and the impact on landfill diversion.
  • Finding resources and building partnerships for successful downstream management of materials.
  • Lab user/owner/operator experiences that inform opportunities for lab space design and construction that promotes landfill diversion.

Experts will present and facilitate stories that illustrate the three topics, and will introduce and explore examples of innovators in the sectors of upstream supply development, downstream materials management, and lab planning and design, as they relate to lab landfill diversion. Our experts will then lead the audience in interactive dialogue to brainstorm solutions and industry innovations that can support landfill diversion in laboratories, contributing to a collective conversation that informs and spurs industry innovation. We encourage participation by everyone, including industry suppliers, lab planners/designers/architects, lab users, and materials solid waste/landfill diversion experts.

Session I3: Landfill Diversion in Laboratories Symposium
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.