When the Scientific Session Committee sends out its first volley of information about the Star of the North Meeting “to come”, it arrives as an invitation to a celebration. Yes, organizing dentistry is a tall order. That’s why we stand on the shoulders of the mentors who, in every category, have built the MDA’s annual meeting into one that is both “nationally known” and “close to home”. Home is, after all, the place you came from and the place you have built; it is the place where you can be yourself. Whether you are starting in the morning or going there at the end of the day, it is yours as nothing else is. We hope the coming SON feels like home, too.