In July our lab led the organising committee for the 2016 meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (www.assab.org) in Katoomba. We had a Sydney-wide team that included us from Western Sydney Uni, Daniel Noble and Lisa Schwanz from UNSW, Julia Riley, James Baxter-Gilbert, Fonti Kar, Brigit Szabo, Ajay Narendra, Tom White, Marie Herberstein and Andrew Barron from Macquarie University, Ros Gloag from University of Sydney. We have lots of reports that suggest that the conference was enjoyed by all. Kate and Julia gave talks on the mountain katydid and Michael, Griffin, Julia and Darsh presented posters. Michael & Griffin's and Darsh's posters both came away with Best Poster prizes!