Last week I read a nice blog by Huib Schoots. He raises the question: “Why go to the EuroSTAR conference”. In his blog he states that attending conferences can be rewarding, but is also expensive. So we will need to persuade our decision making managers that it worthwhile to attend. As part of the program committee of this year’s conference I have tried with my fellow committee members to make the program speak for itself. But more arguments might be needed.