The 2017 Annual Conference and Meeting held in Copenhagen on the 21-22nd of September 2017 was attended by many. Over 40 colleagues from the Nordic countries, many of which brought with them posters or made oral presentations informing us of very interesting work in progress. This time, Professor Pasco Fearon from UCL and Sarah Daniel, from Copenhagen, held plenary talks. Over well arranged and well catered breaks we could catch up and network. Sessions maintained high scientific standard and stimulated scientific exchange, reflection and critical thinking.