The Board met from 5-7 November 2014 in Graz. It was the first meeting in our new office! We also met our brand new secretary Andrea Guenther. During two intense days we worked hard on our new strategy towards the future: we spoke about how to attract more members, how to increase our visibility and how to become more meaningful for our members. We also met with the members of the programme committee of Ecsite, to talk about a possible cooperation in the near future. The concept of the next Hands On! Conference, to be held in 2015, was also approved by the Board. That means the local organization in The Netherlands can start working on filling in all practical details.