Thirty-six thousand feet in a metal bird, gazing at the clouds below; I ponder my time at the Congress. My thoughts quickly drift to the grand size of the affair. Over 5000 professionals from across the globe gathered to share what they know, and learn more, about what we do. What we do, in one form or another, is labour to move the needle forward on conserving earth’s great natural lands and waters to ensure a healthy future for people and wildlife. A challenge, I believe, that is both motivating and unsettling at the same time.