The eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, hosted by the legendary Norman Denzin, took place at Norm’s home university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pauliina attended the first – but not the last! – time whereas Riikka mingled like a regular. The conference hosted a line-up of methodology superstars such as Elizabeth St.Pierre, Patti Lather, Maggie MacLure, and the coolest Finnish-American professor: Mirka Koro-Ljungberg with her protégé Jasmine Ulmer. The Finnish Professor of the Year Eeva Anttila (professor of Dance Pedagogy at the Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki) also attended!