Innovate. Educate. Engage.

STEM professionals, educators and other partners from around the world gathered at the premier venue to learn about innovative advances in informal science education. The Mobile Laboratory Coalition conference will be held July 24 – 27, 2018 in Detroit, MI hosted by Triune Specialty Trailers and MdBio Foundation.


The Mobile Laboratory Coalition conference is targeted at new and established STEM education programs – it is the premier venue to network with peers, seek advice, and share best practices with programs as unique as yours.


Abstracts and Travel Stipends

The 2018 MLC conference planning committee is working to develop an impactful agenda and invites you to be part of it! We encourage participation from team members at all levels and offer a variety of options for presenting.

There are two formats for workshops for the 2018 conference; traditional single-speaker 50-minute sessions suitable for in-depth, well-developed presentations on key topics, and new this year — multi-speaker micro-learning workshops. Suggested topics for workshops are listed on the submission form. Abstracts for workshop presentations are due April 2nd. 

Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted past the April 2nd deadline, on a rolling basis through June 4.

Travel Stipend Application
Thanks to funding from the NIH, a limited number of travel stipends (maximum $500) are available to help offset the cost of attending the conference. Preference will be given to those presenting a workshop or poster, but anyone may apply.

Click HERE to submit an abstract and apply for a travel stipend.

Venue and Lodging

The MLC conference will take place at Wayne State University at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.


We ​have ​reserved ​a ​block ​of ​rooms ​at ​the ​historic ​Inn ​on ​Ferry ​Street ​in ​midtown ​Detroit ​( ​Rooms ​are ​available ​at ​the ​discounted ​rate ​of ​$149 ​per ​night.​ To ​reserve ​rooms ​call ​the ​hotel ​directly ​(313.871.6000) ​and ​ask ​for ​the ​Mobile ​Lab ​Coalition ​Conference ​rate. ​The ​room ​block ​will ​be ​held ​until ​June ​12.



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