2023 West Coast Retreat

Join us in Pacific Grove for fun, networking, and collaboration!

May 5, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA


Hertz Fellows will gather at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, for the annual west coast retreat to network, collaborate, and share stories. We're delighted to welcome in-school fellows and those five years out from their PhD to join this event.

Safety is a priority, and we are committed to ensuring necessary COVID-19 safety measures are in place. Vaccination is required for attendance at this event. We will continue to monitor the situation and share additional guidance with registrants.

Preliminary Agenda


4:00 p.m. Arrival and Check in; Hang out at the Beach

6:00 p.m. Dinner - Crocker Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. Engineering Challenge

9:00 p.m. Board Games and Social Time


7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast - Crocker Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Spontaneous White Board Talks

11:00 a.m. Boxed Lunch Grab-and-Go - Crocker Dining Hall

12:00 p.m. Explore Monterey - Aquarium "Behind the Scenes" tours at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Dinner - Woodlands North

7:00 p.m. Bonfire and Drinks

9:00 p.m. Board Games and Social Time


7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast - Crocker Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Morning Beach Stroll

11:00 a.m Checkout

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Departure - Crocker Dining Hall

Planning Committee

Contact Derek with any questions.
Director of the Hertz Fellowship Program, Hertz Foundation
(925) 583-2405 |


Registration is closed.