Join us for our 1-day local training and networking event created by LabOps Leaders for LabOps Leaders in Philadelphia.
Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Happy Hour: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: This is a member-only event, please join us here if you would like to be a member.

Who should Attend:

VP of Operations, Director of Lab Operations, Lab Operations Managers, Lab Technicians, Research Scientists, and anyone involved in the operation and management of a lab should attend. This event is also valuable for those looking to enhance their leadership skills and network with professionals in the field.

Why you should attend:

  1. Premier Regional Discussions: Join the top LabOps professionals in Philly to discuss the issues you are facing in your lab.
  1. Leadership Training: Engage in our leadership training session to expand your own experience as a leader
  1. Networking: Come to meet with local LabOps Professionals to share stories, resources and get to know colleagues who are facing the same challenges you are.

What people are saying:

"After working in the lab as a research scientist for 13+ years, I decided to move into operations. Being a part of the LabOps Unite community has been a huge resource for me. It’s nice being part of a professional community, and the collective knowledge of the group has come in handy on several occasions. I would highly recommend this group to anyone that works in laboratory operations.”~ Matt Zubrowski
“LabOps has been a game-changer in my day-to-day Operational role. I often tap into the network of experts to tackle operational challenges and smooth out some of our processes. When I hit a roadblock or have a burning question, I post it on the LabOps website or dive into the multiple resources available. It's become a virtual toolbox, making life much easier. Great resource and I encouraged my colleagues to join it!”~ Maria Martin
“Since I became part of LabOps Unite it gives me the feeling of being part of a fraternity. I say that because you have endless resources and you always feel like there is someone you can always run to if you need help.”~ Edson Jean


Start Time
Speaker, Title, Company
8:00 am
8:30 am
Welcome and Kickoff
CIC Staff Tyler Faling, Alloy Therapeutics and BOD Treasurer Lois & Michael, Chapter Leaders
9:30 am
HVAC Management within Facilities/Lab Space
Danja McMillan, Director of National Sales Michael Introduction
10:00 am
Discussion Session
Fireside Chat: Operations Leadership and Career Development
Lois will talk with Julie O’Shaughnessy, COO, Vivodyne, Inc
11:30 pm
Discussion: Leadership & Career Development
Lab Tours with CIC
2 groups will explore the facilities on site
1:00 pm
The Basics of Business Continuity - Fire and Flood Emergency Preparedness
Dar’Rel Lucky (Program Mgr, Community Engagement & Constituent Services, Office of Emergency Management - City of Philadelphia
2:00 pm
Panel Discussion - Lab Moves and Space Planning
• Michelle Caraway, Associate Director of Space Planning, Department of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania • Lea De Rosa, Associate Director Lab Operations at Cabaletta Bio Ryan Siskey, Office Director and Principal at Exponent • Kelly Sullivan, Director of Lab Operations at CIC Labs + Innovation Campus • Ryan Siskey, Principal at Exponent
The Journey of the Delco Planeteer to My Green Lab Certification
Steve Vitale, GSK
Discussions: Sustainability in the Lab
LabOps Unite - What is next? How you can help?
Tyler Faling, Alloy Therapeutics and BOD Treasurer
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Happy Hour


Julie O'Shaughnessy
Julie O'Shaughnessy
Julie has a demonstrated track record of building and scaling teams and mechanisms for successful, sustained, high-performance strategic execution in both startups and enterprises and across the finance, tech, and biotech sectors. At Vivodyne, she is the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all operational functions including strategic planning, finance, people, facilities, and business operations. Before Vivodyne, she led operations at Resilience during its hypergrowth scale-up period to over 3,000 workers. At AWS, she founded the global operations team to support enterprise customers and went on to lead the global strategy and operations for the Startup and VC side of the business. Julie is Vice Chair of the Board at the Ali Forney Center and Vice Chair for the University of New Hampshire Athletics Board.
Steve Vitale
Steve Vitale
Caraway, Michelle M
Caraway, Michelle M
Danja McMillan, Director of National Sales
Danja McMillan, Director of National Sales
Tyler Falling| BOD Treasurer
Tyler Falling| BOD Treasurer

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