The Greek philosopher Heraclitus has been credited with the idea that there is nothing perma - nent except change. This certainly pertains to EMWA as we celebrate our 25th year. The first EMWA meeting in 1992 had 32 participants with no workshops. Today we are an organisation of over 1,000 members with meetings twice per year, more than 130 active workshops, full day symposia, and expert seminar sessions at conferences in the spring. EMWA owes its success to the many people who stepped up and helped when they were needed and of course to all of you who value our organisation and what it has to offer.