The PACROFI conference series has been a leading international forum for the presentation of fluid and melt inclusion research since the first meeting in New Mexico in 1987.  Initiated by an original ad-hoc committee including  Ed Roedder, Dave Norman, Andrew Campbell, Phil Brown, and Bob Bodnar and inspired by the ECROFI conference in Europe, PACROFI is held biennially. Recently, ACROFI has started to be hosted also biennially in Asia.