"Survey on the needs of the chemical engineering community"? That's an odd way to announce it: buried Phillip Westmoreland's reply to a post on a different subject in AIChE Engage. I do not recall hearing of this "future directions of chemical engineering" initiative or the survey until that reply, yet I like to think of myself as having a better-than-average connection with AIChE. My definition of "better-than-average connection?" I attend and present at local section events. I attend and present at national meetings. I've been an active participant (attendee, presenter, organizer) in our Process Development Symposium off-and-on since its inception in 2003. I read CEP every month. I read the emails from AIChE Engage almost every morning. So, why have I not heard of this initiative? And if I haven't heard of it, probably most other members have not heard of it either. Until I saw your post, I certainly had not been asked to participate in the survey. Before sending this post, I thought I'd better check the AIChE website to see if I missed something. A search on "survey" brings up many items, some with the not-too-compelling title of "webform," but nothing on a survey on the needs of the chemical engineering community. If AIChE wants members to take the survey, then I feel that AIChE should ask the members for it in a much more obvious way than in this reply to a post on AIChE Engage. Also, Phillip Westmoreland's post says that "All AIChE members will have chances to participate through Town Halls at our national meetings." What fraction of our membership have the opportunity to attend our national meetings? Is that fraction an appropriate representation of the needs and interests of all AIChE members? And how is AIChE going to actively solicit input from members who cannot or do not attend our national meetings? Is this an opportunity to engage the local sections and virtual section? I know that if I had known about this initiative and survey, I probably would have structured the Interactive Session that I ran at the 2019 Process Development Symposium to explore the initiative and get attendee input for AIChE. Missed opportunity, especially since the 2019 PDS theme was "Developing Processes for Today and Tomorrow." Getting back to the original post, I have no personal information to compare IChemE and AIChE. It may be interesting, though, to compare and contrast the experiences of both organizations on getting input from their membership.