The team of Laboratory Design is working hard to develop the 2019 Lab Design Conference (LDC), which will be held on April 29-May 1, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Florida. 

This 18th annual educational and networking event is geared toward those involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing and operating laboratory and healthcare facilities. Our program will include informative Keynotes, panels and sessions delivered by lab design experts on how to create the most efficient, state-of-the-art lab spaces.

Of course, this means we can’t do it without you! Since 2002, members of the Laboratory Design community have been an integral part of our expert faculty. The Lab Design Conference presents a unique opportunity for peers to hear from one another about exciting new techniques and methods for both new and renovated lab facilities. 

Our program is seeking experts to deliver sessions on the following topics: Adaptive Reuse/Renovation, Collaboration/Maker Spaces, Construction Cost Saving Initiatives, Current Market Trends, Engineering, Lab Design, Lab of the Future, New Technologies/Robotics, Project & Budget Management, Safety & Regulations, Specialty Labs, Sustainability, The Digital Lab, and Time & Space Challenges in Construction. As always, we also welcome your original ideas and suggestions. 

New to the 2019 Lab Design Conference will be a series of Lab Furniture & Equipment Workshops, so we invite you to submit your proposals. Following its success at the 2018 conference in Philadelphia, we are also looking forward to the return of our special expert discussion panel on “The Next Generation of Lab Design.” 

Are you interested in speaking at our prestigious event? Visit our Call for Presentations on the conference website to learn more, and to submit an application to present. Applications must be received no later than Monday, November 19, 2018. 

Go to to access the Call for Presentations form, register for the conference and already secure your hotel room. 

Laboratory Design will also be tweeting about the conference in the coming months, so follow us @labdesignnews for continuous updates and information. Use hashtag #2019LDC to let us know that you’ll be there.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!