Retreat 2014

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Throughout this year, we’re reflecting on the amazing achievements made during the Broad Institute’s first decade. Join us at this year’s scientific retreat, and see just how far we’ve come since the first one. Help us celebrate the remarkable work underway at the Broad, connect with Broad colleagues, and learn about the scientific discoveries and advances being made throughout our community.

The Tenth Annual Broad Retreat will be held November 17–18, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center. The two-day retreat will feature short talks, breakout sessions, and the opportunity to meet and exchange information with your Broad colleagues away from the pressures of labs, offices, and regular meeting schedules.

The retreat is FREE and open to Broad staff, affiliates, associate members, and members of their labs.


The 2014 Broad Retreat agenda is available.

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Shuttle service, public transportation, and parking information.


This year, the Retreat Planning Committee selected 32 talks to be presented at the retreat.


Be a part of what surely will be the most exciting Broad Retreat (November 17-18) yet by sharing your science! Here’s your chance to get feedback and recognition from fellow Broadies at the Broad Retreat Poster Session. We’ll be at the Hynes Convention Center, a venue so spacious that posters will remain up for the entire retreat!

The formal poster session will be on the first day, and, similar to last year, it will be an afternoon of fun, science, and friendly competition. Attendees will have the opportunity to nominate outstanding posters at that session, which judges will view on the second day. Selected posters will be announced during the award ceremony at the end of the retreat. Bring your science to Hynes!

Click here for poster guideline information, and information about three upcoming training sessions on poster printing.


Protect Your Work

If you are presenting unpublished work you believe may be potentially patentable contact the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering (OSAP) at, to complete an Invention Disclosure Form.

Contact OSAP


The official retreat after-party will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on November 18 in the second floor corridor between 415 Main Street and 75 Ames. This first-ever Broad food/science event will feature local craft beer, cocktails from master mixologists, artisan cheese, and more. More details to come.


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