A few weeks ago I attended the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting in Boston. I wrote up a post about the virome workshop I attended (follow this link for the post), but I also want to write out a summary for the rest of the conference. The ASM meeting was huge (I'm talking thousands of microbiologists) with many full days of great science, so an in depth review of the meeting would be beyond the scope of this single blog post. Therefore my goal is to give you a brief summary of the meeting, along with some links and resources you can use if you want to get more information. Additionally, for another summary of the general meeting, check out this ASM summary episode of TWIM.