This past week, I attended the annual Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago, IL. It was a glorious few days spent connecting with people I admire in the audio industry and learning about how to master the craft of audio storytelling. I got to meet people making incredible work from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. This was the perfect time for my inaugural visit to Chicago for this conference, I released a ton of content this year. I reconnected with friends, mentors, and collaborators and feel for the first time like a real member of the audio making community.