I went for one week to New London, NH, USA to attend the Aqueous Corrosion Gordon Research Conference and Seminar, a high-quality but cost-effective and one of the world’spremier scientific meetings on corrosion research. I had the opportunity to meet leading investigators from around the globe to discuss their latest work and future challenges in a uniquely informal and interactive format. An oral presentation in the seminar, gave me the chance to share my newest research results with international early-career scientists at the frontier of science. At the Aqueous Corrosion Gordon Research Conference, new objectives of corrosion science and engineering to reduce the risk to society from corrosion and improve the sustainability of engineered systems were discussed, to which I successfully contributed with a poster presentation. The Gordon Research Conference and Seminar stimulated a unique interaction among all participants, which I have not experienced at other conferences before and greatly enabled networking.