The U. S. Department of Commerce Boulder Labs are scientific laboratories including NIST, NOAA and NTIA. Clustered on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder Colorado, these labs are the home of scientific research and engineering in the fields of electromagnetics, materials reliability, optoelectronics, quantum electronics and physics, time and frequency, earth systems, weather and telecommunication.
As it has since 2003, this expo will once again be hosted by the Boulder Laboratories Employee Association (BLEA). BLEA is wholly composed of employees (full and part time) and contractors of NIST, NOAA, ERL, MASC, NDGC, NTIA and ITS. BLEA was created to serve as the social and civic organization for these employees.