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Retreat 2016

The Broad Retreat is a closed meeting
for members of the Broad community.
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Each year, the retreat features a number of talks that represent a cross-section of the collaborative and innovative work taking place at Broad.


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.


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 present posters.

Think you're a great scientific communicator? Enter our Broad Research Communication Lab poster contest! The BRCL will be offering a $100 Amazon card for the poster that best exemplifies the principles of effective scientific communication. You must have met with a Broad Research Communication Lab fellow to be eligible for this contest, so visit to make an appointment soon and to check out the criteria on which the posters will be judged!

Poster guidelines are provided on the poster page.

Social Events

Retreat After-Party
Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Broad’s Office of People Development and Operations

This year, there will be a Retreat after-party at the Hynes immediately after the poster session. The bar and buffet will stay open as the lights go down and music turns up so book your babysitter and plan to stay late.

Late Night After-Party
Monday, 8:30 pm

And for those who really want to keep their conversations going later into the evening, Broadies can head across the street to McGreevy’s bar at 8:30 pm, for a Late Night Retreat After-Party. Don’t forget your wallets because a limited number of complimentary drinks will be available.


The 2016 agenda is now available.

Previous Retreats

View the agendas from previous retreats.

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
2010 | 2009 | 2008

For Unpublished Work

In accordance with our standard practices, if you are presenting unpublished work you believe may be patentable, please contact the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering (OSAP) to complete an Invention Disclosure Form.


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

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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) Use or download the Catch the Bus 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.