During the past twenty years, the US earth science community, through the IRIS Consortium and its partners, has built a facility that has provided unprecedented access to the seismological data underlying some of the most important advances in our science. This year’s annual workshop will be a celebration of our community through the lens of seismological observation and integrated earth science. The workshop also will highlight the partnerships that have contributed to the success of IRIS, and will explore the broader impacts of IRIS’s education and outreach programs. This will not merely be a retrospective, however. The direction of IRIS is our collective responsibility. Thus, the workshop will aim to capture the community involvement that motivated the formation of IRIS and the development of the EarthScope initiative, in order to maintain and foster the discussion on the Consortium’s future.