I visited my first large international psychology conferences: the 2013 APS conference in Washington and also the preconference by the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM). Sander presented our findings on touch during the symposium: “Embodying motivation: How bodily experiences shape our goals and desires”, which he co-chaired. At the APS conference, I presented a poster on the same research. It was a very exciting few days and I must have seen at least 40 presentations on so many different topics. I loved the wide variety of research fields and topics. I definitely would like to visit another APS conference in the future, and to present some research myself.