This past December, the WIPOS 2022 conference was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event was a generative opportunity to celebrate the holidays with like-minded individuals across academic and industrial fields. The discussions drew from diverse perspectives and contributed to breakthrough ideas and cutting-edge chemistry developments. The speakers were engaging and persuasive. They inspired me to pursue new organic and medicinal chemistry areas of inquiry. During my poster presentation, I received many helpful suggestions from the audience. I also learned from other participants’ research presentations and discussions. Finally, the conference provided all participants with breakfast and lunch with various food and drink options. I was especially impressed by the beautiful symposium dinner at Chef Chai’s restaurant. I greatly appreciate Prof. Laszlo Kurti and his team organizing and hosting this impactful event.