colLABorate consilience 2023

Save the Date & Call for Presenters! 

colLABorate consilience is a half-day event exploring how an interdisciplinary approach can yield unique, novel solutions for sustainable laboratories. 

Three project teams will share three complementary case studies providing examples of collaborative efforts across multiple disciplines that were instrumental in the synthesis of their facility’s design or operation.  

The novel format of colLABorate enhances the interaction between presenter and attendees to provide a more in-depth learning and sharing experience by distributing the synopsis of each presentation in advance. Allowing you to have the opportunity to provide questions and comments while also analyzing the content to have an open dialogical during the presentation.

With two physical locations to gather and a virtual option, the conversations are bound to be diverse and wide-reaching. 

When: Tuesday, October 10, 12:00 - 5:00 pm


Chicago: Perkins&Will, 410 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1600, Chicago IL, 60611

Madison: Findorff, 300 S Bedford St, Madison, WI 53703

Virtually: Microsoft Teams Live Event

Event Details:

12:00 pm - Lunch and Registration

12:45 pm - Announcements, and Introductions

1:00 pm - Case Study A

2:00 pm - Case Study B

3:00 pm - Break, Light Refreshments & Snacks

3:30 pm - Case Study C

4:30 pm - Breakout Sessions & Networking

4:55 pm - Closing Remarks

Call for Presenters!.. We encourage all to submit.

What we’re looking for: Project teams tackling complex challenges through an interdisciplinary approach that yielded unique and novel solutions that advanced sustainable laboratory facility design, construction, operation, or policy development.

Format: One-hour slot for an in-person interactive presentation that will be live-streamed and recorded.


Selection Process: The case studies submitted will be reviewed and ranked based on the presentation details and summary responses provided by an interdisciplinary review team.

Past Presenters: SmithGroup, Interactive Building Solutions, Zentel Tech, Perkins&Will, Fermilab, & ARUP. 

Submit your proposal: Please submit your proposal by Friday, August 25th, 2023, to the I2SL Great Lakes Board at [email protected]

Questions? Please reach out to the I2SL Great Lakes Board at [email protected]

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