CLEC 2021, February 25-27, Denver, Colorado

Plan to join us for CLEC 2021 - February 25-27, 2021

The Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) is the most impactful annual gathering for faculty, administrators, directors, advisers, and others in medical laboratory education. Content experts will present a wide range of timely topics, providing you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the evolving landscape for the clinical laboratory education community.

This conference includes peer-to-peer learning through shared personal experiences, designed to give you take-aways that you can bring home and implement in your program. Explore new ways to enhance the student learning experience, adapt your content for new learning methods and delivery systems, discover innovative teaching techniques, and so much more.


To respond to the uncertainty that we all currently face, ASCLS is planning this year’s CLEC with as much flexibility as possible. Right now, you have the option to attend CLEC either face-to-face in Denver, Colorado, or virtually through the streaming device of your choice, wherever you are. The conference is currently scheduled to begin on the morning of Thursday, February 25, and will conclude on Saturday, February 27, at 12:30 pm Mountain Time.

New this year: All educational sessions will be streamed live and recorded. Both face-to-face and virtual registrants will have access to all session recordings for 30 days after the event—more than 40 hours of P.A.C.E.®-approved credit—as well as additional virtual content provided in the conference app.

Below are details about each registration option.

Virtual Attendance: You will have access to the more than 40 educational sessions detailed in this brochure, either streamed live or recorded; industry partner virtual activities; virtual poster presentations; and virtual networking events. You get to choose which sessions and events you want to attend live and which recordings you will view later when the time is right. Design a CLEC schedule that fits your work and personal life.

Face-to-Face Attendance: Following CDC and state of Colorado guidelines on social distancing, mask requirements, and hygiene, CLEC will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. In addition to the more than 40 educational sessions detailed in this brochure, the event also includes poster presentations, industry partner exhibits, networking activities, and select meals.

Should circumstances change and require ASCLS to hold CLEC entirely virtually, all Face-to-Face Registrations will be converted to Virtual Registrations, and the difference in pricing will be refunded automatically. Also, the conference schedule will be subject to change to provide the optimal virtual experience for all attendees; however, the conference will still be held February 25-27.


*All times in Mountain Standard Time. Schedule subject to change

Thursday, February 25

9:00 am – 11:30 am        New Educator Workshop

11:30 am – 12:30 pm      Networking, Industry Engagement

12:45 pm – 5:45 pm        Opening Keynote and Educational Sessions

5:45 pm – 7:30 pm          Reception with Industry Partners and Poster Presentations

Friday, February 26

7:00 am – 5:45 pm           Educational Sessions, Industry Engagement, Networking

Saturday, February 27

7:30 am – 12:30 pm        Education Scientific Assembly Meeting and Breakfast, Educational Sessions, and Closing Keynote