The repeated success of this year’s SAA conference proofs the importance of the society. The 4th biennial conference took place in the United States and was hosted by Joshua Smyth. Around 200 people attended the conference on the beautiful campus of Penn State University. The comprehensive program included a total of around 100 symposium, paper and poster presentations. Moreover, Rosalind Picard, Santosh Kumar and David Mohr gave excellent keynote talks that impressed veterans and novices alike. This year’s SAA student prices were awarded to Charlotte Vrijen for her poster and Philip Santangelo for his presentation. Many thanks go to Josh and his team for organizing this great conference.