Many thanks to the healthy crowd who turned out for our Specify Project future presentation in June at Botany2017 in Forth Worth, Texas. We appreciated receiving the feedback, ideas, and concerns of the plant scientists at the meeting both Specify and non-Specify users. Practical concerns about new features to improve efficiency and throughput for data entry were emphasized, especially the need for batch editing of records in Specify. A number of hallway conversations during the week provided useful input to future project priorities. The ASPT banquet was a highlight on the social side of the meeting, with Sir Peter Crane introducing the 2017 ASPT Asa Gray Medal honoree Michael Donoghue.