Be in Boston October 27-28 to get your key project and program people in sync with new facility strategies, types of space, and systems that are now required for modern science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.  This conference is the place to benchmark your plans for renovations, expansions, and new construction against what leading institutions are doing to successfully grow their science teaching and research programs.

Here, you’ll learn new facility strategies for –

  • Renovation, reuse, and repurposing outdated/non-science facilities for STEM
  • Integrated science and engineering teaching and research space
  • Supporting a “startup” culture for student innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Undergraduate product design, prototyping, and display
  • Space allocation, metrics, and layouts for labs, offices, cores, and support space
  • Integrating living and learning spaces 
  • Project and problem-based education
  • Programming multi- and interdisciplinary facilities
  • Achieving flexibility at minimum cost
  • Student-faculty interaction and undergraduate research
  • Transparency and visual connections
  • Building automation and facility technology implementation
  • Lower construction and operation costs
  • Energy reduction, water conservation, and sustainability initiatives
  • High-efficiency, low-cost mechanical systems

And new kinds of space and systems

  • Maker space, hacker space, and project labs
  • New teaching lab/classroom configurations for new pedagogies
  • New technology for active learning/flipped classrooms
  • Shared design studio, prototyping, and entrepreneurship space
  • Virtualization labs, 3D immersion for learning and research
  • Highly specialized lab space
  • High-bay, open engineering labs
  • Open offices and workspace for researchers, faculty, and staff
  • Effective social and informal learning space
  • Computational research and bioinformatics space
  • Efficient, shared, core research facilities
  • Student and faculty recruiting features
  • Scientific lab furniture and casework
  • Building vibration controls and EMI safeguards
  • Acoustic dampening, sound isolation, speech privacy controls
  • Environmental controls and sensors: Occupancy, space utilization, air quality, temperature, humidity

PLUS! This special pre-conference primer on October 26th!

The Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Modern Labs and MEP Systems

PLUS! Tour these outstanding STEM teaching and research facilities:

- University Hall at University of Massachusetts, Boston

- The Integrated Science Complex (ISC) at University of Massachusetts, Boston

- The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)​, Northeastern University 

- The Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), Boston University 

Make this a key planning event for your key project and program people (capital project people, facility planners, facility engineers, STEM program chairs, deans, faculty members, financial officers, and operations managers) to get everyone on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, and results.


If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates on the conference as they become available please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?

Conference registration is open to those employed at universities, colleges, and junior colleges, and their invited project teams including project managers, facility planners, space planners, campus architects, facility engineering and operations managers, academic science, technology, and engineering deans, faculty, and research program administrators. Pre-conference training is open regardless of affiliation. All paid attendees of the pre-conference training may register for full conference.