This event allows you to connect with educators who are passionate about PBL + STEM, learn pedagogical best practices for SmartLab Facilitators, and hear what’s next for SmartLab Learning. This event is also conveniently right after ISTELive, and right next door! 

Three-day tickets are available for $850. Space is limited.

Note:  If your school has paid all or part of your ticket cost and you have not yet received a registration code, please contact us at

Conference Details


June 26-28, 2024


Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station
1999 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Breakfasts, lunches and snacks are included. On-site hotel registration information will be provided in the confirmation email immediately following your conference registration. Rooms booked before May 27th are held at the special conference rate of $259 per night.

Details on presenter sessions and activities will be available soon!


Daily Agenda

Wednesday, June 26
  • Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • SmartLab Explore Zone
    (interactive space for attendees)
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch,
    afternoon snack
  • Evening social event
Thursday, June 27
  • General Session
  • Breakout Sessions
  • SmartLab Explore Zone
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack
Friday, June 28
  • General Session
  • Breakout Sessions
  • SmartLab Explore Zone
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Keynote Speaker

Jorge Valenzuela, J.D., Ph.D. Candidate

Jorge Valenzuela is a well-regarded and nationally recognized performance and education coach, author, and speaker at Lifelong Learning Defined. He got his start in education and has helped countless educators improve their leadership and instructional innovation skills.

Jorge specializes in emphasizing core instruction and is a trusted deliverer of reputable professional training in team building, project-based learning, STEM pathways, and SEL integration across the curriculum. He partners with superintendents and provides professional development on behalf of ASCD, Corwin, Instructional Innovation Partners, and Solution Tree. He has authored several books and is the Lifelong Learning Defined podcast host. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter. 


Hear from past attendees.

Charity Dillon

“This is my first year with CLS as a SmartLab facilitator and I am loving the journey! Everyone at headquarters has been so helpful and informative from the customer service team and training staff to the host of facilitators I have met while at the SmartLab conference. I love getting to see my students so excited for class and to get to share with me what new thing they have learned. Learning is truly different here and my students love every minute of it.”

Charity Dillon
Strother Middle School | Strother, OK

Ready to start planning your SmartLab?

We’re excited to hear from you. Let’s change the way your students engage with math and science–in and outside the classroom.