In October, I had a great time at my first (and unfortunately the final) Çingleton conference in Montreal. All of the talks were great, but my favourite was by Laura Savino. I can't really do it justice with a one sentence summary, but my best attempt is that it's about words and how we wield them for and against ourselves. I found it hugely inspirational at the time, and equally so today when I watched the newly released video of her talk. Check it out!