Trainee Retreat 2019

The NextGen Association hosted its second annual Trainee Retreat on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at MIT’s Samberg Conference Center.

Click here to download the Trainee Retreat 2019 Booklet!

2019 Trainee Retreat in Numbers

  • 218 trainees
  • 15 volunteers
  • 50 guests from industry and academia
  • 7 sponsors
  • 4 trainee talks

2019 Trainee Retreat Planning Team

Planning the Retreat is a lot of fun! The NextGen Association is beginning to plan the Third Annual Trainee Retreat. If you’d like to participate, contact us!

Executive Committee
Colles Price, Martine Therrien, Lisa Cervia, Joanne Cole, Naomi Li

Breakout Committee
Priya Chatterji, Veronika Ostapouk

Science Committee
Silvana Bazua, Priya Chatterji, Mike Dolan, Payal Tiwari, Victoria Beja-Glasser

Social and Outreach Committee
Anlu Chen, Bing Chia, Wei Gao, Denis Schapiro, Payal Tiwari

Photos from the 2019 Retreat

Keynote speaker Lydia Villa-Komaroff kicked off the day’s agenda with her talk, “Intersections: Science, Business, and Diversity.”
Featured four trainee speakers from throughout the Broad community

The facilitated lunch discussion provided attendees the chance to talk to professionals in various career paths, including industry research.
Panel discussion on all aspects of scientific collaborations.
Evening keynote by Carl Zimmer of the New York Times.
Post-retreat celebration at Glass House, Cambridge.

Thanks for the photos Payal, Priya and Lisa!

Join us next year! If you’d like to help organize the next retreat contact us at