Jim Cochran mentioned the inaugural speed networking event. I attended, and I sure hope it is repeated next year. (In a bit of irony, I connected with a potential collaborator minutes before setting out to the event, but by next meeting I will likely be “in the market” again.) Speed networking is more challenging to manage, due to multiplicity and complexity of criteria for matching, than is speed dating (a bipartite matching problem). I anticipate there will be some process tuning before the next run, but I am confident that the feedback was positive, and I really believe it can provide a valuable service. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the session – time well spent.