To break tradition, the BCC meetings on Flame Retardancy will be held in June. This year marks the 28th year of the annual meetings. These meetings are a “gathering of the clan” as scientists in the field come from around the world to participate. Attendees travel from England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Korea, India and China, in addition to those from the U.S. and Canada. Participants include those from both the academic and the industrial sectors, with an equal number of presentations from both.