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Retreat 2020


The 16th Annual Broad Retreat will be held virtually from Monday, December 14  to Thursday, December 17, 2020. Attend this year’s retreat and experience the depth of Broad science while connecting with fellow Broadies. 

The retreat will take place over four days. While it’s taking on a new form, it will still include keynotes, short talks, poster sessions, breakout sessions, and the opportunity to meet and talk with Broad colleagues  — this time on a virtual event platform called Pathable.

The retreat is FREE and open to all members of the Broad community, including Broad staff, affiliates, associate and institute members, and members of their labs.

As a reminder, please abstain from sharing screenshotted or recorded pictures, data, or other information from Broad Retreat presentations on social media. It's a great privilege to get a sneak peek at our colleagues' breakthroughs before the rest of the world. Let's make sure all that unpublished science stays between us Broadies.

The Broad Retreat is a closed meeting for members of the Broad community.



Go here to register for the retreat. You must use your Broad email address.


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


Click above for virtual poster guidelines.

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.

Pre-Retreat Primer

Don't get (virtually) lost!


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 Pathable to see this year’s talks.

Social Events

We’re hosting pre-retreat events and four fun-filled days of events. Visit Pathable to see this year’s social events.


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 Pathable to see this year’s breakouts.

For Unpublished Work

In accordance with our standard practices, if you are presenting unpublished work you believe may be patentable, please contact the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering (OSAP) to complete an Invention Disclosure Form.