The Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation hosts an annual meeting in a different location. Every year, dozens of symposia, sessions of oral and poster presentations, and debates and panel discussions combine to provide diverse perspectives on critical issues in tropical biology and conservation. Workshops, courses, meetings of working groups, and a variety of field trips, among other activities are also organized. Our meetings are invigorated by fruitful interactions with colleagues, old friends, and new collaborators, mentees and mentors. At our last meeting in Mérida, 50% of the delegates were undergraduate and graduate students, showing off the great "regenerative potential" of ATBC.