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Retreat 2019

The 15th Annual Broad Institute Scientific Retreat will be held Tuesday, December 10 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Hynes Convention Center. Attend the retreat to experience the amazing depth of science at Broad and connect with Broad colleagues. 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 all members of the Broad community.

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Members of the Broad community have received the registration link via email. If you have not, please contact

The retreat is Tuesday, December 10 (9:00 am -8:30 pm) and Wednesday, December 11 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm). 


Browse a collection of questions about the retreat, or ask your own question.


Each year, the retreat features a number of talks that represent a cross-section of the collaborative and innovative work taking place at Broad. Visit the intranet to view this year's agenda.

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The Hynes Convention Center is accessible from the Broad Institute via MBTA bus and Green Line T.

CT1/1 Bus – 84 Massachusetts Avenue (MIT) Download the Transit app (for Android and iPhone) to track MBTA buses via GPS.

To the Convention Center
Walk to 84 Massachusetts Avenue to catch the CT1 or 1 bus toward Dudley Station. Disembark at the Hynes Convention Center Station stop. The Hynes Convention Center Station stop is a 0.3 mile walk from the Convention Center.

Red/Green Line T
To the Convention Center
Take Red Line from Kendall Square toward Braintree/Ashmont. Switch to Green Line at Park Street Station. Take the B, C, or D line to the Hynes Convention Center Station stop. The Hynes Convention Center Station stop is a 0.3 mile walk from the Convention Center.

For Unpublished Work

In accordance with our standard practices, if you are presenting unpublished work you believe may be patentable, please contact the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering (OSAP) to complete an Invention Disclosure Form.


In between the talks are several breakout sessions where we discuss all aspects of the science we do. Topics may include exciting new fields, approaches, and technologies; the intersection of science and public life; ways the Broad supports and enables science; or any other aspect of our work. Visit the intranet to view this year's agenda.


Share your work and meet other members of the community at the Broad Retreat Poster Session. Members of Broad scientific, administrative, and affinity groups are all welcome to submit posters.

The submission date to be considered for a poster has past. The retreat committee is no longer accepting poster submissions. 

Poster guidelines are provided on the poster page.

Social Events

Game Time & Poster Reception After-Party
Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Have some fun at the poster reception after-party, complete with interactive games and photobooth. See you there!