As the conference winds down, I think it was, all in all, a good thing. It will be interesting to see how it develops. Will it become a mega-meeting, like the ACS meetings, or will it find some sort of niche, disciplinary or otherwise?
It was quite windy for most of the week, with the main plenary tent creaking and popping like a schooner in full sail. I thought about making some corny pun about these being the winds of change sweeping over European chemists, as they find their collective identity and become a force to reckon with. This would have been just too pat though, and in any case, we will have to wait and see.
And so, Viszontlátásra from Budapest!