Tomorrow (today Central European Time, but I am in San Francisco!) I will participate at the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) pre-American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual convention workshop. The APSA itself will start in two days. It is my first conference on this side of the Atlantic , so it will be an occasion to know something more about the American Political Science Community – not a small one since about 8,000 people are expected! Having a look at the programme, I have to said that it is more broad and diverse than what my prejudices suggested to me. Interestingly for instance the APSA has a permanent African Politics group, and qualitative and multimethod research will be a prominent theme debated. It will be five intensive days for my brain! In the meantime, I am exercising my legs by biking on the Golden Gate Bridge!