The last time Brock University played host to what was then the Learned Societies Congress, I was a nervous PhD student presenting my first paper. This May, when the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences returns to Brock for its 83rd iteration, I will be one of the hosts of the biggest annual gathering of Canadian academics and their 70 scholarly associations. In this University Affairs essay I develop my ideas on ways that new and seasoned academics can help each other take advantage of digital technologies to create new models of knowledge production for the 21st century.