I'm a superstitious person, so I'm not going to provide specifics, but I GOT AN INTERVIEW FOR A NEW POSITION!!!!!

"Dear Dr. Willowes,

We met at the ASM conference last summer and I was thoroughly impressed by your talk on (science that would almost definitely doxx me). I also enjoyed our discussion at the reception event later that evening. I realize some time has passed, but a position has become available in our department, and I have suggested your name. Please keep an eye on your email box for an interview invitation to follow. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and look forward to potentially meeting you again in the near future.

With warmest regards,

(Name of well-respected scientist in a sorta related field at university of X, in city far far away)