Adam attended the WBC conference in Montreal to give an oral presentation of the work on his work on nanogel/solid drug nanoparticle composites for sustained drug delivery. This was Adam’s first oral conference presentation and first conference in North America. He particularly liked the fact that the conference had been designed to provide lots of social activities and networking opportunities, particularly for students. Social activities included a treasure hunt around Montreal after the opening reception, in order for students to get to know each other and find out about each other’s research. There were also many networking opportunities such as a pancake breakfast with top researchers in the field, and lunch and learns with smaller focused groups.