Perhaps a connection I make with a scientist will prove to be beneficial to my career in the future.
It's possible that some of the bites of information out of my normal realm will give me new perspective on my own research, possibly even direct me down a new path.
The overall theme of shared problems and weed concerns has certainly open my eyes to the possibility of research in other parts of the world. (Although, Antarctica is still top of my list and unfortunately no one is here representing those weed issues.)
And lastly, if I have any more amazingly fun days in Vancouver I may have to immigrate, but I'm not sure I could afford it.