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Retreat 2021


The 17th Annual Broad Retreat will take place on Monday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Attend this year’s retreat and experience the depth of Broad science while connecting with fellow Broadies. 

This retreat will be an in-person event, with main stage keynotes and plenary talks available via livestream. If public health conditions change, the retreat will shift to a primarily virtual event as needed. 

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 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 Let's make sure all that unpublished science stays between us Broadies.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.



Registration will open this fall.


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


Click above for 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

More to come!


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

Check back later for a list of activities.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.

Submit a breakout suggestion via this proposal form by Friday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m.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For Unpublished Work

In accordance with our standard practices, if you are presenting unpublished work you believe may be patentable, please contact the Office of Strategic Alliances and Partnering (OSAP) to complete an Invention Disclosure Form.