June saw the European assertive outreach community (and a few Americans and Hong Kong colleagues) descend upon Oslo for the 3rd European Congress. I guess I mistakenly thought that a congress in Oslo would be quite austere and business- like. Well it started with and singer, we had a boat trip up the Fjord, a reception at the Town Hall and generally a fantastic mix of social, academic, and practical networking and sharing best practice. A big thank you to the Dutch EAOF ‘fixers’ (Niels, Margaret, Fred), and the Norwegian committee for a great success. There was a bewildering array of sessions, and a keynotes from Mike Slade (UK), Bob Drake (US) and others to slake the thirst of 5 or 600 delegates. You can view the pictures from the congress here http://www.xsonline.nl/oslo2015/ and the slides will be on the EAOF site in due course. Here are a few tasters.