This past week was the Geological Society of America national conference in Denver, Colorado. It was fabulous to connect with colleagues from around the world and to share some of our current work. Cidney McMahon (Syracuse University '25) presented a poster focused on spatial and temporal variation in d15N values in mollusk shells from across the N. Gulf of Mexico; this is research that Cidney has been doing in Chris Junium's lab at SU. Paul presented a talk focused on historical changes in benthic communities in coastal Louisiana, and co-convened two oral sessions (here and here) and a poster session (here) on "Conservation Paleobiology: Lessons from the Past, Guidance for the Future" with Erin Dillon and Nussaibah Raja Schoob. Other activities included getting together with alumni from the Paleo lab (Andy Marquez, Morgan Torstenson, and Anik Regan), Paul mentoring a couple of students participating in GSA's On-to-the-Future program (details here), Charlie meeting with prospective graduate advisors, Madeline meeting with folks in AAPiG (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Geosciences) from whom she has received research funding to work with Colgate prof Amy Leventer, and more broadly catching up with colleagues and collaborators and hearing a lot of interesting science!