I was fortunate to receive an FAIC grant to attend the fall workshop, “Removal of Pressure-sensitive Tapes and Tape Stains from Photographs.” That grant made my attendance possible. As a conservator in private practice who graduated from the Cooperstown Art Conservation program in the early 1980’s, I have certainly attended a few workshops and professional meetings over the years. But I cannot speak highly enough of this week long chance to review material (Teas Charts!!) covered in a classroom over 30 years ago, to exchange ideas and information with new colleagues from not only the U.S. but also Columbia, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands – and to brush up my laboratory skills. It was a fabulous retreat at the NCTC site in Shepherdstown, WV and the instructors could not have been more helpful. I would encourage all “mid-career” conservators to treat themselves to this type of workshop.