José has recently been elected to NAASC, the North American Arabidopsis Steering committee, along with Elizabeth Haswell from Washington University of St. Louis. Being part of NAASC provides an opportunity to organize events that promote Arabidopsis research and plant biology in general. NAASC organizes the ICAR meetings. The first duty in 2015 was to vote for St. Louis as the host city for the 2017 ICAR meeting! Meet you in St. Louis!