Just before winter break we received joyful news: the programme committee of the ecsite conference 2017 included our workshop “Science Up Your City: Explore, Discover, Create!” in the programme of the conference that takes place from 15 – 17 June in Porto, Portugal. In addition, we will be able to join another session, called “Vital alliances – Science communicators and researchers” as experts. We look forward to stimulating discussions and many known faces. See you in Porto!