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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 and first-hand updates on the latest in biological breakthroughs. This year’s event will be moderated by Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s On Point from WBUR Boston.

The 2016 Whitehead Colloquium will take place on Saturday, October 15. More details are available at


Whitehead Symposium

Images of the Whitehead Symposium

The Whitehead Symposium is Whitehead Institute's signature event in New York City. The event features presentations by our faculty and Fellows and updates on the latest Institute research. Presentations from the 2016 Symposium are now available.

Details about the 2017 Whitehead Symposium will be available in Fall 2016.


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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