The ISOO is a very international society, which is demonstrated by the attendance and locations of our meetings. The last meeting was (again) a great succes, as we learned from the questionnaire that we sent out after the Sydney meeting. This was one of the comments: “Mike Giblin did an amazing job with the programme and the talks were extremely interesting and pertinent. Venue was perfect and the organizing team made sure all was in order. One of the best ISOO meetings I have attended.” I am very grateful to Mike, Lizz and all the other members of their team and the programme committee for organizing a scientifically and socially great meeting.