Since the first edition in 2012, I hoped that 'my' DRONGO language festival would generate positive attention for language and the professional language sector. Because language is everywhere and because of that, we often forget how important it is to pay attention. The DRONGO language festival brings together language professionals from different sectors, as well as other people who are interested. In language, in learning new languages, in translation, how dictionaries are made or just how we communicate. The language sector keeps growing, there is a lot of change and there is a shortage of people who have the right training to work there. The DRONGO language festival continues to grow and develop. As a language scientist, with my own company De Taalstudio, I can not imagine anything more beautiful. I therefore hope that, together with our partners and with my team, I can organize the DRONGO language festival for the sixth time this year. And I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of new language friends this year on 29 and 30 September!