Under the leadership of Commission chair Professor JC Lin of National Taiwan University, the inaugural Geomorphology and Society meeting kicked off in Taipei Saturday with a three day field excursion to eastern Taiwan.  Twenty participants have been exploring a region where the combined forces of plate boundary tectonics, frequent typhoons and human activity have produced dramatic but extremely challenging landscapes; the excursion has demonstrated the vital importance of understanding geomorphological history and modern processes.  The delegates return to Taipei for two days of scientific papers before setting off on a second field excursion to the Matsu Geopark.  The local organisers have offered an exemplary mix of high quality science and extraordinary hospitality.  Find out more about the commission at: http://lab.geog.ntu.edu.tw/IGU/