This weekend the Monaghan Lab attended the Canadian Society for Plant Biology's Eastern Regional Meeting. Lauren, Kristen, and Danalyn presented a poster on transient assays in Nicotiana benthamiana - something they have helped us set up here at Queen's. The meeting was held at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario. Plenary lectures by Maheshi Dassanayake, Jean Greenberg, and Daphne Goring were excellent, as were concurrent sessions featuring exceptional research in plant molecular biology and signaling. We were inspired by the work presented and even made a few new collaborations. Thanks so much to the organizers, including my former undergraduate mentor Robin Cameron, for putting together this great meeting.