2022 Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters is now closed.

Each year, I2SL invites 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 2022 conference in person at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. If your abstract is selected, the expectation is that you will present in-person, unless it is necessary to change the conference format to virtual, due to pandemic restrictions.

This year, our theme is coming together for climate solutions, which includes topics such as decarbonization of labs, climate resilience, electrification, and energy improvements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Presenter Deadlines

Late May or early June 2022 Applicants will be notified via email of their status.
Friday, September 16, 2022 Deadline to cancel speaking
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Conference presentations due to I2SL in advance of the conference.
October 16-19, 2022 Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Conference Topics of Interest

I2SL is looking for submissions in the following areas, but presentations are not limited to these areas if relevant to sustainable laboratories:

Architecture and Sustainable Design

  • Sustainable Design
  • Renovations and Retrofits
  • Climate Resilience
  • WELL Labs
  • Equity and Spatial Justice
  • Carbon-Neutral Lab Design
  • Net-Zero Case Studies

Engineering and Energy Efficiency

  • Decarbonization
  • Electrification
  • Controls
  • Commissioning
  • Energy/Heat Recovery
  • Energy Storage
  • Modeling and Benchmarking
  • Utility Incentive Programs
  • Renewable Energy/Microgrids
  • Smart Labs

Environmental Health and Safety

  • Balancing Safety and Sustainability
  • Ventilation Management Planning
  • Lab Hazards and CFD Modeling
  • Standards and Codes
  • Case Studies: Post-Pandemic Safety

Lab Users, Operators, and Managers

  • Shared Resources
  • Water Efficiency
  • Waste Reduction
  • Environmental Justice/Equity
  • Green Labs in Action
  • Sustainable Procurement



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 Pittsburgh October 17-19. This is not a hybrid conference. Remote presentations will not be allowed unless the conference format changes to fully virtual, due to pandemic conditions. Speakers should be prepared to present in person and will be informed in the event of any changes.

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 16, 2022, 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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