Hard to believe that it was only a week ago that we were all together in Hamburg for our AC Forum Annual Meeting. Maybe it was because I was seeing things with my incoming president’s eyes, but I had the distinct impression that our community’s feeling of belonging has never been stronger. Starting the year with a hundred or more people with the same hopes, challenges and drive is a real a privilege, that is something that I heard again and again from so many people in so many different ways. The most striking thing is that I could sense the same sort of enthusiasm from people with such a variety of roles, ages, specialties and backgrounds. When asked what I hope for AC Forum over the next two years the simple answer is “more please”. More opportunities to get together, more bright ideas to share, more issues to square up to and more conversations to relish. This will mean that even more of us need to get actively actively involved. So why not ask a question on Basecamp, suggest a topic for a Campfire session, send a colleague to a Workshop, submit an abstract for the Annual Meeting or why not write to me about that open AC Forum Board position – let’s make our 26th year together a year to remember!