Association of Laboratory Managers

ALMA is the association of laboratory managers from around the world providing a forum for improving laboratory management skills through conferences, short courses, networks, discussion groups, and other means of sharing ideas and knowledge.

ALMA Annual Conference details will be posted soon! 
Don't forget to check back in early Febrauary for the latest information!

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Become a Part of the Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA)
ALMA membership is available to laboratory managers from all scientific disciplines, in all types of laboratories located around the world. There are many ways to become a part of ALMA

Individual Membership
Members have access to the ALMA library which contains slides from previous conferences and workshops at Pittcon, monthly tips on safety and laboratory management and summaries of the peer roundtable discussions held at the conference, get reduced registration fees at the conferences and workshop courses and are able to post and see lab management opportunities. In addition membership dues help bring in outstanding presenters at the ALMA conference and workshops and help ALMA manage the LinkedIn Lab Manager group. The cost of an individual membership for one year is $50.  Join the Association of Laboratory Managers or see if it's time to renew your membership.
Organization Membership
A company or organization can join ALMA to include all of the laboratory managers within the company or organization as individual members. The cost of organizational membership is $500. Organization members can post job opportunities.  Join the Association of Laboratory Managers.
ALMA LinkedIn Lab Manager Group
Join the LinkedIn Association of Laboratory Managers group at under the Groups tab. The ALMA LinkedIn group provides the opportunity to post questions and join in discussions on laboratory management challenges with over 1700 peers from around the world. It's free.
Conference Exhibitors
ALMA offers a limited number of table top exhibit spaces to suppliers of laboratory equipment, supplies and services. The cost of an exhibit table is $1000 (free to Gold and Platinum sponsors).



For 50 YEARS, International Light Technologies (“ILT”), a US manufacturer headquartered in Peabody, MA, has provided direct and OEM customers in industrial, academic and research markets with light measurement and detection systems, and a broad range of off-the-shelf and customized specialty light sources.

 ILT has 3 major divisions:

We believe that the ILT Specialty Light Sources Division (formerly Gilway Technical Lamp) will be of particular interest to ALMA members. The Light Sources Division supplies light sources that include high power LEDs and modules, UV-Visible-IR lamps, specialized replacement lamps and power supplies.  These light sources are sold to organizations for use in applications such as analytical instruments (spectrophotometers, clinical chemistry analyzers, microplate readers), and microscopes.

A specific light source application example is the use of our tungsten halogen lamps in spectrophotometers as either the light source specified by the manufacturer of a new instrument or as replacement lamps in existing instruments. Tungsten Halogen Lamps are ideal light sources for spectrophotometers as they provide broadband spectral radiation ranging from the ultraviolet, through the visible and into the infrared out to five microns. Some radiation output can even be obtained at 320 and 340 nanometers.  (ILT Does NOT block UV radiation from our tungsten halogen lamps.)

The ILT Light Measurement & Detection Systems Division manufactures light meters, radiometers, spectrometers and spectroradiometers as well as comprehensive lines of detectors, filters, input optics and accessories.

The LED Innovations Division designs and manufactures LED-based products including refrigerated/freezer display case lighting, gasoline pump canopy lighting, under cabinet and task lighting, and a complete line of LED modules for signage lighting. ILT is ISO 9001 certified and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited.

ILT can also provide Custom Product Solutions. ILT offers all products with a vast array of standard and custom/niche designs as well as OEM modifications. ILT employs a staff of Sales, Optical, and Mechanical Engineers to allow rapid response to technical queries and customization. Custom spot size, working distance, LCL, lamp burn in for stabilization, and tightened Lumen or Cd are just a few examples of the modifications offered for the Light Sources Division.







ALMA Sponsors

The logos of ALMA sponsors are on the ALMA homepage and are links to the sponsors website so that lab managers can readily access what our sponsors have to offer. Sponsorship demonstrates to laboratory managers they support their professional association and their personal growth through what ALMA has to offer.
There are three levels of sponsorship.
Silver ($1000)
- logo on ALMA webpage that links to your website
- one time use of ALMA's mailing list of over 4500 lab managers worldwide
- able to post job listings on the website (5-8 every two months)
- a company highlight email sent to our mailing list announcing the sponsorship
Gold ($2500)
- above plus
- quarterly use of ALMA's mailing list of over 4500 lab managers worldwide
- full page black and white ad in the annual conference program
- free exhibit table at the conference
- able to post job listings on the website (15-20 every two months)
Platinum ($5000)
- above plus
- unlimited use of ALMA's mailing list of over 4500 lab managers worldwide
- full page black and white ad in the annual conference program
- able to post unlimited job listings on the website.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support of ALMA:
Agilent Technologies
AI Instruments
Air Products
Baytek International
Dynasim Technical Services
International Light Technologies
Wheaton-Microliter Analytical Supply
American Elements
Cosa Xentaur
Lab Manager Magazine
Reflect Scientific