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Bio Labs and Life Sciences Panel & Luncheon
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MDT
Category: Programs

A growing sector in Colorado, bio labs and life sciences have become top-of-mind as we navigate the pandemic and are key markets for many design and construction companies. How can our firms continue to deliver the necessary products and services to meet the demands of this market and keep attracting top-end talent to Denver, Boulder, and surrounding areas?

Join us to hear from a panel of experts in life sciences and bio laboratory spaces to learn more about what design and building requirements look like in today's technologically advancing world. Attendees will gain an understanding of development and growth opportunities at some of Colorado's leading higher education entities and federal research laboratories.

Learning Objectives:

  • See how the industry is evolving and what their space requirements look like
  • Understand current challenges the industry is facing
  • Gain insights into the procurement process and what organizations look for in an A/E/C provider
  • Learn about current and future projects/plans
Ticket Prices
$65 Members
$100 Non-members


CEUs Available: 1, 3 Client and Business Development

Note: Only SMPS Colorado Members may register at member pricing. All ticket prices increase on October 8.

If you are a member of another SMPS Chapter and would like a member rate, please email the admin. Job seekers, students and other new professionals, please visit our Colorado Believes page for details on our student membership programs and professional development scholarship opportunities. Refunds are available if submitted to the admin one week prior to the event.


Kevin Brettmann
Director of Science and Technology
J.E. Dunn Construction


Mike Reilly, AIA
Senior Associate/Lab Planner

Michael Reilly has been an Architect and Lab Planner with Page for nearly ten years.  He collaborates with lab tenants, building owners, and institutional clients to deliver high performing solutions in the Denver/Boulder area.  His project experience spans many project types: University research and teaching, pharmaceutical, electronics, clean room, forensic, animal research, and spec labs.  Michael is passionate about promoting emerging professionals within the industry – he is a board member for the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado and participates in several AIA Leadership Development initiatives.

Elyse Blazevich
President & CEO
Colorado BioScience Association

Elyse leads CBSA’s work to create co-opportunity for Colorado’s life sciences community. She brings deep knowledge of life sciences company needs, CBSA as an organization, and Colorado’s business community to offer continuity, connections, and a clear vision for the future of CBSA and the ecosystem it represents. Before joining CBSA, she co-founded Securisyn Medical and led the organization as COO and CFO, transitioning the company from a founder-led startup to a professionally led, commercial-stage medical device company. Previously, Elyse led investor relations for the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as a board member and leader for Project C.U.R.E. and the Blue Bench in addition to her board leadership role with CBSA.

Rachel Romero
Senior Engineer and Project Lead

Rachel Romero, PE, joined NREL in 2010 and is an energy engineer and project leader. She is a project manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon®, a collegiate competition that inspires more than 1,000 students annually to become the next generation of zero energy buildings professionals. Rachel is the competition manager for the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge and also supports Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) projects through technical and project leadership, including developing technical solutions, leading training development, and working with partners on high-performance buildings.

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