May, 2014 saw the first ever Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Over 3,500 members of the Society for Freshwater Science, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Phycological Society of America, and Society of Freshwater Scientists gathered for a five-day meeting. Members of the Biomonitoring 2.0 team were present in full force with presentations and posters given by students, postdocs, and collaborators in the project. Team members were also instrumental in organizing collaborative workshops focusing on the use of genomic data in the bioassessment of wetlands. These workshops brought together international researchers to discuss results and future plans. Stay posted for future developments in this network of wetlands scientists.