Labs and Research Facilities Summit 2018

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Henderson, NV
September 12, 2018 - September 14, 2018

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Labs and research facilities have some of the most stringent building product requirements due to the nature of their business. From national labs, to pharma and biotech R&D facilities to hospital labs and university research facilities, all have the common goal of building and maintaining the highest of quality facilities.

The Labs and Research Facilities Summit brings together the heads of capital planning and facilities from the largest labs and R&D facilities in the US. It is an invitation-only meeting providing a relaxed and intimate yet effective platform for knowledge exchange, sharing best practices and learning about the most innovative solutions for your facilities.

Labs and Research Facilities Summit has transformed the executive conference experience. Unlike other industry events, this meeting is smaller in nature and allows you the real opportunity to build solid relationships and partnerships. The all-inclusive meeting provides an intimate setting and creates a highly effective channel for true collaboration. We look forward to having you join us!

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Registration Opens


Workshop: Intro to WELL

Mara Baum, WELL Faculty, Sustainable Design Leader, Health + Wellness, HOK


Welcome Cocktail Reception – Meet & Greet Fellow Attendees


Opening Session

Christopher Lafayette, Digital Architect, VR/AR/MR Discoverer, Wakanda Builder, Silicon Valley, The Armada


Dinner Reception


Registration & Breakfast


Creating Dual-Purpose Spaces

Niraj Dangoria,Associate Dean of Facilities Planning & Management,
Stanford Medicine


One-on-One Meetings


IT vs OT- Integrating Each for a Productive Future-Proof Design Within Your Facility

Daniel Rodriguez, National Sales Manager, Accuride International, Senseon Secure Access


One-on-One Meetings




Peter Gray-Mullen, Director of Design & Construction, University of Massachusetts

Robert Bragg, Vice President of Campus Development, Kaleida Health


One-on-One Meetings


David Dorsett, Director, Research Facilities, Texas Tech University

PJ Glassco, Principal, Senior Planner, Cannon Design

Kristin Ledet, Principal, Director of Interiors, Cannon Design


One-on-One Meetings


Close of day




Jim Bortz, Director of Facilities, Kaleida Health

Cara Clementi, Technical Director, Clinical Microbiology, Kaleida Health

David Sass, Senior Vice President, Cannon Design

James Harrell, Senior Architect, Healthcare Planning, Elevar Design Group


One-on-One Meetings


Design Trends in the Science Work Place

David Johnson, Architect, Gensler

Alyssa Scholz, Regional Director of Health and Wellness, Gensler


Roundtables – View Screen for Details


Closing Luncheon

Green Valley Ranch Resort
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV, USA

Overlooking the Las Vegas Valley, this upscale retreat is set on eight acres of gardens with its own Cabernet vineyard. The Spa at Green Valley Ranch offers a menu of European-inspired treatments, a salon, a fitness center, a lap pool, and a movement studio. A wide array of restaurants, a 10-screen movie theater, a video arcade, a shopping district, an “ultra-lounge” by nightclub impresario Rande Gerber, and a 2,000-seat amphitheater are additional highlights. Scheduled shuttle service is available to McCarran International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. This Mediterranean-inspired resort sits on 8 manicured acres, 8 miles from the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Labs & Research Facilities Summit is an invitation-only meeting for the directors of research, facilities and design from the largest labs and research facilities in the nation. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions and participation in the full conference program.

Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship. Categories are limited to two companies. To learn more about participating, please contact
  • Adaptability for Ever-Changing Research Needs
  • Design Innovation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Security & Biometrics
  • Design Flow
  • Temperature Control Rooms
  • Vibration Control
  • Reducing Energy Costs
  • Renovations & Modernizations
  • Shared Spaces
  • Material Transparency
  • Facility Accessibility
  • End-User Needs & Expectations
  • …And much more to be announced!

Attendees have requested to meet with companies in the following categories:

  • Acoustical
  • Air Flow Controls
  • Animal Housing-Vivaria
  • Aquatic Housing Systems
  • Architectural Design
  • Asset Management
  • Biocontainment Facilities
  • Building Commissioning
  • Building Controls
  • Building Controls-Systems
  • Building Systems
  • Casework
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cleanrooms
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Build
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental
  • Ergonomics
  • Facilities Management
  • Fume Hoods
  • Furniture And Fixtures
  • HVAC
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Finishes
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Landscape-Landscape Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Nanotechnology Labs
  • Space-Asset Utilization
  • Structural Engineering
  • Technologies And Systems
  • Ventilated Containment Systems
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Vivarium
  • Wind Engineer

    Very well organized. Really enjoyed the mixture and variety of formats for presentations. Architect

    Carrier Johnson + Culture

    Event was very intimate, which allowed for more substantive discussions and developing better relationships than at a big conference. CEO, Division of School Facilities

    New York City Department of Education (NY)

    This is my fourth time to attend and I continue to believe these events are valuable. The opportunity to hear a variety of speakers inspires new thinking. Meeting one-on-one with people who are really knowledgeable about their products, in one place, is convenient and efficient. Holding these events in nice, interesting venues gives the chance to relax as well. Vice President, Specifications Manager

    FKP Architects

    As always, very good. Professional set up and venue. Very good speaker presentations – topics and presentations. Vice President

    Cannon Design