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2022 MLC Annual Conference

July 12-14, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD

Open to members and non-members

Thank you for joining us at the conference!

The MLC is pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Conference will be held July 12-14 at the Courtyard Gaithersburg Hotel at Washingtonian Center. The conference will include workshops, a curriculum showcase, opportunities to tour mobile labs and networking events.

Schedule At-A-Glance:

Outlined below is our schedule of events for the 2022 conference. More details are forthcoming, please check back.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Time: 3 - 5 p.m.  - Early Check-In/Conference Registration 

Time: 6 - 8 p.m. - Happy Hour (Location TBD)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Time: 8 - 9 a.m. - Registration and Networking (Continental Breakfast Provided)

Time: 9-10:30 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions

Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m. - Session Breakouts

Session A: Microlearning (Session 1): Program Sustainability 

Session B: Workshop: Building a Mobile Lab 101: Mobile Trailer Design and Fabrication

Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Mobile Lab Rodeo Preview Session

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m. - Mobile Lab Rodeo and Icecream Social


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Time: 8 - 9 a.m. - Registration and Networking (Continental Breakfast Provided)

Time: 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. - Keynote Panel Session

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and "Mix & Mingle" Program Displays

Time: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Session Breakouts

Session A: Microlearning (Session 2): Emphasizing Inclusivity: Three Perspectives

Session B: Workshop

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker

Time: 4 p.m. - evening - Paddle Boat Floatilla

Time: 8 p.m. - late evening - Optional Moonlight Tour of Washington D.C. Monuments (Pre-registration required)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast and MLC Business Meeting

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Curriculum Showcase

Time: 11 a.m. - noon - Closing Keynote Roundtable: Mobile Laboratory Coalition 2.0 

Key Deadlines:

  • April 15: Registration open

  • May 16: Deadline for discounted early registration 

  • May 30: Deadline for workshop and curriculum showcase presentation submissions

  • May 30: Deadline for travel scholarship applications

  • June 20: Room block hold expires

Travel & Lodging



Click here to register! Register before May 16 to receive the discounted early-bird registration rate! MLC members will be sent a code to receive an additional $75 discount on registration. If you are an MLC member and need the code, please email Board Member Amanda Jones. Please note that all attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC. 

Registration fees:


Early bird - $350

After May 16 - $400


Early bird - $425

After May 16 - $475

One-day registration for both members and non-members are available for $200.




The 2022 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. Email us to learn more and/or submit an abstract by using this link.



There are two formats:

  • Traditional single-speaker 45-minute sessions suitable for in-depth, well-developed presentations on key topics

  • Multi-speaker micro-learning workshops with three presenters each speaking for 10-15 minutes


Curriculum Showcase:

Share your curricula with conference attendees on Wednesday, July 13. More details coming soon.


Submit an abstract for a workshop or the curriculum showcase. This form can also be used for a travel scholarship. Preference will be given to those presenting at the conference and with a financial need.

Mobile Lab Rodeo:

The conference includes a mobile lab rodeo on Tuesday, July 12. We invite you to bring your mobile lab to the conference. Email us if you are interested.

Travel, Lodging and Venue:

Travel Scholarships:

A limited number of travel scholarships (up to $700) may be available to help offset the cost of attending the conference. Preference will be given to those presenting at the conference and with a financial need. Submit a request for a travel scholarship. If you have questions, please email us.

Travel, Lodging and Venue:

The primary location for the conference is the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. This hotel includes free parking. Check in begins at 3 p.m. and check out is at noon EST.

We have reserved a block of rooms that are available at the discounted rate of $159 per night. The room block will be held until Monday, June 20. 

The preferred airport is Washington Dulles Intl. Airport (IAD). 



Click on the button below to read through commonly asked questions and answers regarding the 2022 conference.


Partners, Exhibitors and Sponsors:

We thank our partners, exhibitors and sponsors for their support of the 2022 MLC annual conference. ​Want to learn more about supporting the MLC annual conference and our mission? Contact us via email.

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