Do you remember your first digital conference? Logging on, learning how to navigate the various platforms, and talking business over a webcam. Back then you may have thought this was just a temporary fix and that by now we would be back to enjoying face to face meetings, complementary finger foods, and exploring beautiful cities. However, even with hybrid conferences coming up, many of us will still be taking part digitally. So, it is high time to master the art of staying human in this digital world in preparation for this fall’s BIO-Europe®, October 25–28, 2021.