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MLC Annual Conference

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MLC 2024 Annual Conference

July 15-18, 2024

Charleston, SC

Location, Hotel and Host Information:​

  • Location: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC

  • Hosted by: Greenwood Genetic Center and MUSC

  • Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront (Hotel Reservation Link)

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Agenda (more to come*):

Access & Innovation in Mobile Science 

  • Monday, July 15: Meet & greet reception at the South Carolina Aquarium with optional poster session

  • Tuesday, July 16: Conference programming

  • Wednesday, July 17: Conference programming and Mobile Lab Rodeo 

  • Thursday, July 18: Conference wrap-up, committee work and MLC annual business meeting


*The 2024 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. Please email us to learn more about how you can be involved through posters, workshops, the curriculum showcase and the mobile lab rodeo. Other ideas are welcomed!

Welcome Reception & Poster Session:

On Monday, July 15, the MLC is hosting a meet & greet reception at the South Carolina Aquarium with hors d'oeuvres and full bar. Attendees will have access to the first and second-floor exhibit spaces as well as the outside harbor overlook spaces. Additionally, attendees will have access to the following activities:

  • The Shallows - Stingray Touch Tank (1 hour)

  • Roaming Animal Encounter (30 mins)

  • Indoor Touch Tank (30 mins)

We welcome attendees to bring an informational poster about your program, showcasing the work you do and why you do it. Get creative and have fun - this is an opportunity to show off the fun of your program!


Mobile Lab Rodeo:

This year's conference will feature a Mobile Lab Rodeo held on Wednesday, July 17 at The Citadel. We welcome you to bring a mobile lab to Charleston to allow attendees to view, tour, and learn about your program's vehicle. You'll see an option to sign up on the registration form or you can email us.


  • Early bird member: $425

  • Early bird non-member: $475

  • Regular member: $475

  • Regular non-member: $525

  • One-day: $250 


Early bird pricing remains in effect until May 1, 2024.

Other resources:

Previous Conferences

2023 Virtual Event

Sponsorship and Partnership:

We invite you to review and consider partnering with the MLC. Sponsoring the conference is a great way to showcase your organization and products to our community! The Mobile Laboratory Coalition is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Download the full packages and information here.

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  • Communication and personal connections to more than 30 mobile laboratory and informal science programs nationally and internationally, with a combined estimated annual purchasing power of $1,500,000.

  • Programs reach over 2,000 teachers, and more than 200,000 students every year.

  • By joining our Annual Conference, you’ll be a part of our community of STEM education leaders at this premier forum for learning more about current curriculum and educational/laboratory products. 

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