Geobiology is truly a bridge of scientific fields, approaches, and timescales: geochemists, microbiologists, geologists, evolutionary biologists and many more come together to study the co-evolution of life and Earth. If you have some interest in any or all of the above, then the bi-annual Geobiology Society Conference in Banff, Canada, is absolutely the place to be. I was privileged to be invited to speak, presenting my research on the bio-energetics of subsurface life. I also spoke on a panel, interacted with friends new and old, learnt about fascinating new discoveries and ideas in geobiology, climbed and explored the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and uncovered more than half a billion years of Earth history hunting for fossils at the Burgess Shale. Thanks Kurt and all others involved for hosting my new favourite conference!