Testimonials/Comments from NOSS 2023 Conference

"Great job! This was my first time attending and I'm ready to join the organization. I can't wait to share my highlights with my team when I return to work."  "THANK YOU for the inspiration and re-energizing. Super experience."  "Incredibly organized conference. One of the best flows of any conference I have ever attended." "Keynote speaker was outstanding! Conference very well organized and so joyfully run by the organizers."

Below are raw, on-the-spot interviews of two, first-time attendees at NOSS 2020 and one interview with a former member who is returning to the organization.

Former member who is returning                      Young professional at first conference                  Biology instructor for 25+ years                                

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