We had a fantastic and most inspiring evening listening to a snapshot of a range of sarcoma research being conducted currently here in Western Australia. With a mix of researchers, clinicians and community in attendance, the informal event fostered new relationships, discussions and opportunities for the future. With grateful thanks to Telethon Kids Institute for hosting this, the first in a regular bi-annual session for those interested in sarcoma research and improving outcomes for people diagnosed with sarcoma. Particular thanks to all our speakers, including Professor Willem ‘Joost’ Lesterhuis; Dr Annie Ryan; Dr Ken Wyatt; Professor Richard Carey Smith; Associate Professor Georgia Halkett; Dr Daniel Wong; Associate Professor Evan Ingley and Sock it to Sarcoma! Research Advisory Group Chair, Dr Simon Carroll.