Berkeley Style Retreats

• Been doing retreats for 30+ years (RISC, RAID, Network of Workstations, ParLab, ...)

• Held twice a year for 5 years of project

• 3-day offsite meeting All students, staff, and faculty from research project

- Plus visitors from sponsoring organizations

- As many visitors as people in the project

• Format

- Talks during the day

- Directed discussions over meals

- Poster sessions in the evenings

- Informal break afternoon of second day

• Last session is feedback from visitors

• Lots of guidance over time from outsiders (vs paper reviewers)