Scientific conferences are great places to share your results, and receive constructive feedback from the scientific community about your research. This week, the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will draw over 16,000 geoscientists to San Francisco, including many members of the PLRP, to discuss the most current and relevant topics in geoscience. These meetings are valuable for individual researchers and groups like the PLRP to share successes and challenges of doing research in environments like Pavilion Lake (and in many other fields of science). It’s also a great time to reconnect with colleagues from around the world, sharing ideas and working on some of the most interesting and difficult questions in science. Included in this year’s AGU fall meeting is a gathering of Pavilion Lake scientists, to discuss last year’s data, and next year’s field research. I’m excited to think about the next phase of exploration at Pavilion Lake, and certainly excited to see the team again! I’m about to board my flight from Calgary to Salt Lake City to San Francisco, and will write about some of the great science from there. In the meantime, search for #AGU09 on Twitter to see what other groups of scientists are saying about this year’s AGU fall meeting.