The 33rd International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB) was organized in the Netherlands. The University of Amsterdam approached CAOS to organize this event and had a special request: to attract more young delegates to the conference.

We came with the idea to organize a Young Scientist Award, to motivate young researches to send in an application and attend the conference. For the organisation on site, we asked students of the University of Amsterdam to help with tasks such as the filling of the conference bags, collecting delegates at the station, and helping the speakers with the setup of their presentations. In return, the students were offered free entry to the conference and accomodation in the conference hotel.

Other activities run by CAOS were the handling of the registrations and abstract applications, the choice of the venue, the organization of the technique, transfers, accomodation and catering, social activities and all communication with delegates and speakers.