I attended WIPOS 2022 as a Ph.D. student and enjoyed it very much! Therefore, it’s my particular pleasure to share my experience. The conference was very well organized, the location was absolutely lovely and the food was excellent. The scientific program was very diverse, covering many different fields of organic chemistry. I really enjoyed the interesting and inspiring lectures given by excellent senior and young scientists, as well as the scientific exchange during the poster sessions. As WIPOS 2022 was a rather small conference, the atmosphere was extremely familiar and welcoming, which created a great platform for networking between students, postdocs, professors and scientists from industry. I really enjoyed the many interesting conversations during the daily common breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks and met so many nice people and great scientists with whom I’m still in contact. Also the evening program (conference dinner, boat trip) was organized very well and created a good balance between scientific input and free time. In summary, I had a great time during WIPOS 2022 in Honolulu and I can highly recommend it to every Ph.D. student!