Joint Retreat 2019

25th to 26th June 2019

Hotel Luna, Kouty (near Ledeč nad Sázavou)

The Joint Retreat 2019 is the 4th event in the series of Retreats organized by Student committee of CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology) Brno. This year, CEITEC has been joined by the IMG and IST for the organization of the event. 

The three previous events took place in 2015 in Valtice and in 2017 and 2018 in Telč. Hotel Luna in Kouty in the heart of Czech-Moravian Highlands has been chosen for this year.  

Download the book of abstracts here!

Download the conference program here!

See the article about the retreat and photos here!

The organizing institutions:

Partner of the event:

This event could not happen without the generous support provided by our sponsors - check the sponsor section here

Project acknowledgement:
​    This event received funding from project SINNCE.

The organization of the Retreat is one of many activities of the CEITEC PhD Student Committee. Who are we? What do we do? Find out more about the Student Committee here! 

The Joint Retreat 2019 is a two-day conference that brings together PhD students and postdocs of CEITEC and partner institutions working in life sciences, material sciences, chemistry and physics. Stress-free informal environment for friendly discussions is guaranteed!​

See what the previous Retreats were like in the Retreat 2018 section and in the Previous Retreats section. 


If you would like to take part in the Joint Retreat 2019, please register and submit a one-page abstract. The deadline for abstract submission is the end of April 2019 and the participants will be notified about the acceptance of the abstract by the end of May 2019.

There is a registration fee of 700 CZK (approximately 30 €) and the conference is all-inclusive, i.e. accommodation in shared rooms, meals, and drinks are all covered. Upon registration, you will be immediately issued a receipt, which you can re-imburse with your department.

There will be limited amount of time slots for student talks and the rest of the participants will be asked to present their research as a poster (A0 format).

This website will be gradually updated with practical information and more detailed programme of the conference. The organization team is looking forward to seeing you in Kouty!


Participants of the CEITEC PhD and Postdoc Retreat 2018, 26-27 April 2018, Telč

Video of the first CEITEC PhD Retreat, April 2015, Valtice