Jennifer True – “A truly amazing journey – thank you all!”
The US PhUSE Connect has many challenges and even more rewards. Trying to coordinate hundreds of paper submissions, 14 different Streams, 40 exhibitors/sponsors, not to mention logistics of having over 500 people in one conference space and then to throw in a government shutdown just for fun, can be challenging to say the least. I knew early on that these challenges were worth the effort as the raw intellectual power with all these individuals was going to yield something truly amazing. Even with all the challenges, the good is what will always be remembered: working with amazing people on the PhUSE Board, the PhUSE Office, the keynote speakers, the Stream Chair volunteers, the presenters, the sponsors and the exhibitors. All of us came together to make this the best conference that I have ever attended.