The location of the workshop rotates among the member institutions for the Spring and Summer sessions. Our first meeting was in December 1999 and meetings have been held at Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Clark University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, University of Connecticut, and the Universities of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston. The Fall meeting is held mid-September at Brandeis, and the Winter meeting mid-December at Harvard.
Workshops typically consist of four longer talks, each about 30 minutes long, but with 45 minutes allotted per speaker to allow for lots of discussion. In addition, everyone who attends is encouraged to give a five minute update (soundbite) of their current work. Equally important is ample time scheduled for coffee and lunch breaks for informal discussion.