2022 SEFA Lab of the Year® Competition

· NEW ENTRY DEADLINE – Monday, August 1, 2022 ·

(Midnight Hawaii Standard Time (HST)

 Eligible entries are projects that are substantially completed and operational after January 1, 2019 and provided the project has not previously received any recognition from SEFA's Panel of Judges.

  • Mid-August Judging Panel announced and given access to all entries;
  • Mid to Late September – Judges Meeting and deliberations;
  • Late September/Early October – Winners announced;
  • Early November –  Presentations and Awards Ceremony at SEFA Annual Conference

 Visit the Lab of the Year Page for more information on the program.


SEFA 33rd Ann. Meeting and Trade Show - Nov. 9-11, 2022

SEFA will be hosting its 33rd Annual Meeting and Trade Show at Omni Hotel at Championsgate in Orlando, Florida, November 9th –11th, 2022.  Our room rate is $239/night and is available from Monday through Saturday (7th – 12th) for anyone interested in extending their stay and enjoying the Florida sunshine!   You can download a Preliminary Agenda, and make your reservations at the Omni Championsgate online through our reservation portal.  SEFA and The Omni have agreed that Omni will donate one meal per room night booked by SEFA attendees to the “Say Goodnight to Hunger Program” benefitting the local Orlando Community.    

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2022 is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science and March is Women's History Month.   SEFA is proud to continue its financial support of Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG),  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides after school and summer STEM programming to young children with a special focus on girls and underserved youth.  SAfG’s goals are to increase positive attitudes toward STEM in K-5th grade female students, to increase hands-on learning opportunities and exploration of STEM concepts for girls and to encourage lifelong learning of STEM subjects. 

 Click here to make a donation to support Scientific Adventures for Girls. 



ACHEMA – August 22-26, 2022 - SEFA Networking Reception - Monday, August 22, 2022

SEFA will be hosting a Networking Reception on Monday evening August 22nd from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at Champion's Restaurant in the Frankfurt Marriott.  If you are interested in sponsoring the ACHEMA Reception or any of SEFA's other events for 2022 click the link below.

2022 SEFA Sponsorship Opportunities


ARABLAB - October 24 -26, 2022 - SEFA Networking Reception and SEFA Member-Exhibitor Showcase

SEFA Members attending the ARABLAB Expo in Dubai  are invited to join us on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM for the SEFA Networking Reception at BISTROT 90 - Sunrise Pool on the 9th floor at the Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.  In addition to our Reception,  we will once again be organizing the SEFA Member Exhibitor Showcase in The SEFA Theatre on Monday October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th.  This year's presentations will focus on important lab projects completed by our Advisory Board Members and the team of SEFA Member exhibitors involved in those projects.  If you are interested in speaking please contact SEFA the SEFA offices.  For a complete list of SEFA Members exhibiting at ARABLAB 2022 click the link below.