Every year, the BCC meetings on Flame Retardancy are held in late May. This year marks the 27th 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 from England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Korea, Thailand, 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.