Our 35th Annual Meeting will be held November 1st - 3rd at the Omni Hotel at Championsgate in Orlando, Florida.   In addition to the usual array of Committee Meetings, this year's Agenda features a "Davos-Style" Panel of Experts discussing Cutting Edge Global Trends in Lab Design.  Some Hot Topics that will be covered --

  • Sustainability, Health & Wellness
  • Post Covid, What is bringing computational people back in to collaborate with lab partners? What are the architectural solutions?
  • How will AI and machine learning affect the design process?
  • How is automation affecting lab design and construction? Spatial solutions?
  • Strategies for addressing rising project costs and lead time issues?
  • What is the trajectory of laboratory architecture?

For complete program information, download a copy of the Preliminary Agenda/Registration through the links below.  Don't forget, in order to secure the SEFA Group Rate you will need to log in to our Omni  Member Portal  before the October 2nd Deadline to make your reservations.      

View Preliminary Agenda
Register to Attend the 2023 Annual Meeting
Register for 2023 Annual Golf Tournament
Sponsorship Opportunities
2023-SEFA Exhibitor - Sponsor Registration


New SEFA Standards

Congratulations to the members of the Vertical Exhausting Laminar Flow Committee on the unanimous approval of their Standard.  The Committee Co-Chairs,  Pete Daniele (LM Air Technologies) and Ken Dixon (Air Control) worked closely with Paul Lemestre, PE, LEED AP (Cleanroom Engineering Design) to finalize this important standard.  Download a copy though the link below

SEFA Vertical Exhausting Laminar Flow Download

Congratulations to the SEFA 12 Committee, Co-Chaired by Edward Metzger (BioFit Engineered Products) and Kai Schuler of (Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH & Co. KG), on the unanimous approval of SEFA 12-2022 – the first ever Laboratory Grade Seating Standard.  This document should be used and referenced when purchasing seating for use in laboratory environments.   For a limited time, we are offering a complimentary download of the SEFA 12 document through the link below.  

SEFA 12-2022 Lab Grade Seating Download


Great turnout for our presentations in the SEFA Theatre at ARABLAB -- SEFA's Year in Review and the 2023 Lab of the Year Program.  Good to see so many of our members and colleagues at our Networking Reception at The Conrad Hotel in Dubai.  Special Thanks to our event Sponsors, Alliant Insurance and Hamilton Laboratory Solutions. 

View the Reception Video



SEFA 2023 Lab of the Year® Competition

Thank you to everyone who submitted a project for the 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Competition.  The Project Entry Portal is now closed until early spring.  We have assembled a world-class Judging Panel chaired by Advisory Board Member, Josh Meyer  of Jacobs Lab Planning.  Joining Josh on the panel are Jay Bargmann (Rafael Viñoly);  Lloyd Fisk (RFD);  Abbie Gregg  (AM Technical Solutions); Jill Lerner (KPF); Barbara Han (Columbia University) and Shawn Mazzeo (UC San Francisco.   Deliberations will take place over the next 45 day, with the winner announced at our Annual Meeting in November.  If you are interested in attending please use the links above.