From June 9 to 11, several members of the Chair of Microeconomics presented their research at the Conference on Economic Design (CED) at the University of Padova, Italy. The conference was accompanied by a summer school on "Ethical Resource Allocations“. For all of us, it was our first “in-person“ conference in nearly three years. Besides presenting and discussing current research results, i.a. in the areas of matching, bargaining, social choice and TU games, we were able to gain new research ideas through professional and social exchanges. It was inspiring to finally see and converse face-to-face with researchers from all over the world.