Conferences, Symposiums, Meetings, and Workshops at the MBL


MBL Conferences Update

The MBL is closely monitoring the public health situation related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A list of upcoming conferences can be viewed here. Please contact the Conference Services Department at with questions.


12838700805_f43207ed8fThe Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is one of the oldest and most eminent private research laboratories in the United States. Since its founding in 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory has drawn the world’s greatest minds in science to Woods Hole to carry out some of their most creative and far-reaching work. More than 50 scientists affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory have been recognized with Nobel Prizes.

The Marine Biological Laboratory is a private, non-profit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.  We are surrounded by the beauty of Woods Hole, a quaint village and harbor with fishing and pleasure craft, locally owned shops and friendly people.


Your conference can have an inclusive package with housing, meals and registration.  The auditoriums and meeting rooms for your talks and lectures have the latest in AV, video conferencing and audio recording.  To learn more about organizing an upcoming meeting, check out our Organizers page.

The MBL organizes conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year. To register for one of the upcoming meetings, check out our Conference Attendee page.

If you have any additional questions about hosting or attending a meeting or event please contact our Conference Office at, 508-289-7668.

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