Delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ABO Conference moves for the first time online for an in-depth look at the challenges the orchestral sector has faced in this most unprecedented of years. But COVID-19 has not been the only shock to the system. The full enormity of Brexit is becoming ever clearer, meaning big questions are being asked about our continued access to talent and reliance on touring. And Black Lives Matter has reignited the call for action on diversity and inclusion. Can we look forward to a brighter future, what does recovery look like, and what are the steps for getting there?