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LPA Spring Meeting to be held April 1-3, 2024 at the Grand Hyatt Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee

Contact: Angela Errera; 703-836-1360, ext. 102;

January 24, 2024 (White Post, VA) – The Laboratory Products Association (LPA) will hold its Spring Meeting April 1-3 at the Grand Hyatt Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee. For those who come in early, Monday night’s informal reception will feature musician Jeff Allen providing live music for attendees. 

On Tuesday, following a networking breakfast, the session will open with an exploration of the intersection of innovation and inclusivity with our opening keynote speaker, Charleson Bell, PhD. Before and after lunch, Christopher Penn of TrustInsights, a renowned expert in artificial intelligence (AI), will deliver a compelling hour keynote presentation, followed by a 90-minute hands-on component. 

After our Tuesday evening reception & dinner, head to Blake Shelton’s bar, Ole Red, for an exclusive area reserved for LPA attendees. Enjoy appetizers, live music, and camaraderie in the heart of Nashville.

Wednesday morning will begin with a networking breakfast, followed by an in-depth legislative and regulatory update from Rob Smith and Tony Hobbs of Platinum Advisors, our government affairs consulting firm. 

Following a short break is our closing keynote speaker Rich Redmond, drummer for country music star Jason Aldean. In addition to his musical talents, Redmond is a dynamic speaker, infusing drumming, music, storytelling, humor, and valuable takeaways into his presentations. 

This meeting promises to be well-rounded and valuable to all who attend. The LPA will also highlight new programs rolling out this year. For more details on the Spring Meeting schedule, speakers, and to register, go to

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The Laboratory Products Association (LPA) was founded in 1918 as the Scientific Apparatus Makers Association. Its member companies are manufacturers and distributors of lab products such as glass and plasticware, chemicals, equipment and supplies used in scientific research and applied science and life science worldwide.





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