SPSTM-8 continues a tradition of biennial conferences rotating between sites in Europe, Asia and North America. The series began in 2006 (Hamburg, Germany), and was followed by conferences in 2008 (Athens, OH; USA), 2010 (Seoul, South Korea), 2012 (Timmendorfer Strand, Germany), 2014 (Sandusky, OH; USA), 2016 (Chiba, Japan) and 2018 (Nijmegen, Netherlands). The conference scope traditionally features not only spin polarized STM results specifically, but also advanced scanned probe and imaging methods more broadly. This years’ conference will build on this tradition by featuring reports from a variety of other scanned probe, electron and optical microscopies with nanoscale magnetic resolution.