The DMB Retreat
We look forward to the beautiful fall months of every year
here in the northeast; however, every other fall offers
a very special treat for the members of DMB. We head north
about 100 miles to the Mohonk Mountain House, a National
Historic Landmark destination resort spread over 6100 acres
in the Shwangunk Mountains of New York,
The Mohonk Mountain House
or, we travel about 100 miles to the northeast to Mystic
Seaport on the Connecticut coastline
Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
where we stay at the Hilton Mystic
Both venues provide a grand backdrop for our grand scientific
The spirit of "The Retreat" is in the air for weeks before
departure. Everyone scurries to get data organized, slides
and overheads prepared, poster lay-outs composed and presentations
polished. It's as if the whole department is collectively
preparing for a Keystone Conference or a Gordon Conference.
And, as for an established conference, everyone feels the
anticipation of going as well as the pressure of preparing
the best presentation one can.
Many members car-pool up to the retreat, getting an early
start on the comraderie. We check-in, eat and excitedly
start setting up for our first presentations.
It's not all work!