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Whitehead Institute hosts various events throughout the year, providing myriad opportunities for donors, friends and members of the Whitehead community to learn about our latest research and interact with our scientists. Held at the Institute in Cambridge or in New York City, Whitehead events include the signature Whitehead Colloquium and Whitehead Symposium, as well a variety of special lectures and cocktail receptions.

Whitehead Colloquium

Images of the Whitehead Colloquium

The Whitehead Colloquium, held each fall at the Institute in Cambridge, is the signature event for members of the Board of Associates (BOA).  The event features keynote addresses by our faculty, laboratory demonstrations, and first-hand updates on the latest in biological breakthroughs. This year’s event was moderated by Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s On Point from WBUR Boston. Presentations from the 2015 Colloquium are now available. 

The 2016 Whitehead Colloquium will take place on Saturday, October 17. Details will be available Summer 2016.

Whitehead Symposium

Images of the Whitehead Symposium

The Whitehead Symposium is Whitehead Institute's signature event in New York City.  This annual breakfast event held at the New York Yacht Club is an opportunity to hear a comprehensive review of the latest research being conducted at Whitehead Institute.

The 2016 Whitehead Symposium will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016.  Please register at

Other events and more information

In addition to the Whitehead Colloquium and Whitehead Symposium, Whitehead Institute hosts other special events throughout the year.  On the last day of each February, Whitehead hosts a Rare Disease Forum, brining a community of rare disease advocacy organizations in New England to Whitehead to discuss the importance of basic research.  Whitehead also hosts receptions and lectures for BOA members in New York and throughout the country.

Check out our upcoming events. Or, if you would like be notified of future Whitehead events, subscribe to our newsletter, Whitehead Pulse. For more information, please contact Meaghen Breithaupt at (617) 258-5489 or


View a list of upcoming Whitehead Institute events in Boston and New York City.



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