My first time visiting Hawaii and one of the most amazing conferences I’ve ever experienced. I traveled all the way from the UK and it was absolutely worth it! We all received a warm welcome from Laszlo and the co-organizers at the initial drinks reception, and the atmosphere was very informal and inclusive. The line up of speakers was simply incredible – a good mix of career stages and some fantastic industrial talks also. All killer no filler. Everything ran like clockwork and the hospitality was outstanding – the conference lunches were restaurant-standard every single day. I would strongly recommend this event to anybody with an interest in organic chemistry, broadly defined, but especially so to early career researchers who will benefit from an amazing networking opportunity. Oh, and the location was… Hawaii – what’s not to like?!