With beautiful weather, the 3rd MoFA meeting took place at the Wassercluster in Lunz am See from August 18-19, 2023. With 10 presentations from a wide variety of malacological fields, we had a diverse program. Highlights of the meeting were the contributions of the candidates for the MoFA awards. We congratulate the winners: Sophie Greistorfer, Nikolaus Helmer and Sonja Bamberger!

As a culinary surprise, tastings of the Common Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum) from a Viennese garden were offered after the award ceremony.

A big thank you goes to the staff of the Water Cluster, who not only supported us on the day of the conference but also helped us to organize the excursion around Lake Lunz on Saturday. All participants including the children enjoyed the excursion, especially the boat trip!

We would like to thank all the speakers and organizers who contributed to the success of this small but nice conference.

Abstracts and program of the 3rd MoFA meeting can be found here, in the next issue of our journal, ARIANTA 11 these and other recent articles will be published.