A grant from ICLAS provided the opportunity for ANZCCART to include an international speaker to its conference in 2017 with the theme of “maintaining social license in a changing world”. Renowned academic Professor Roger Morris from King’s College London, England was selected by the ANZCCART (NZ) Committee. Prof Morris gave presentations, not only at the conference but also at two universities in New Zealand, on the UK’s experience in developing a Concordant of Openness in animal research. Interest from his talks has given rise to active discussions within ANZCCART on the development of a Concordant. A video recording from the conference is available to view on ANZCCART’s website (https://anzccart.org.nz/anzccart-conference/).