The 17th Annual Broad Retreat will take place Monday, December 13 to Thursday, December 16, 2021.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will consist of fully virtual keynotes, plenary talks, and breakout sessions, culminating in an in-person poster session and other social activities on the Broad campus on Thursday. Attend this year’s retreat and experience the depth of Broad science while connecting with fellow Broadies. 

Learn about the two keynote speakers, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Kathrin U. Jansen.

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.

Join your colleagues in Yellowstone (75A), Tahiti (105B), or Aegean (320C) to watch the retreat together.

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 Let's make sure all that unpublished science stays between us Broadies.

Please note that, in order to attend Thursday's onsite Retreat events, all Broadies, visitors, and contractors must be fully vaccinated and complete Broad's Vaccine Attestation Form.

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



Members of the Broad community have received an invitation to register via email. If you did not receive an email, click above to register.


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


Click above for the Poster Session schedule.

The deadline to register a poster has passed.

Pre-Retreat Primer

Click above to register for the Retreat Primer.

Virtual: Wednesday, December 8
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In-person: Thursday, December 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



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

Click above for a list of the social activities happening during the retreat.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.