As someone who attended WIPOS for the first time in 2022, I was very impressed with the organization, the quality of presentations, and symposium and venue in general. The scope and level of science were phenomenal, ranging from biosynthesis, drug discovery and process development, and to novel methods and total synthesis. All participants were engaging, there were invigorating poster sessions, and delicious food and fresh Kona coffee in between, which ensured we all had tons of energy to keep us going. It was also great to interact with so many top researchers from our field and get to know them better, including during dinners or cocktails. I am definitely looking forward to returning soon!