OPEN ROAD WE WENT TO ASCD! ASCD Empower18? The Conference for Every Educator, March 24?26, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts, was an exciting event with more than 8,000 in attendance. Empower18 featured more than 200 learning sessions. Dr. Stetson, Dr. Duclos, and Nancy Koch presented a poster session on our journey with dyslexia. We are excited to report our poster has been requested by Boston Children?s Hospital. The conference kicked off with comments from Dr. Jill Biden and Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang. Other well-known presenters included Eric Jensen, Alex Kajitani, Doug Reeves, Howard Gardner, Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, and Jay McTighe. We had some interesting discussions with people from all over the world regarding literacy instruction and systems change, we caught up with former colleagues and friends, and we took advantage of the opportunity to attend some great sessions on topics such as cultural competence, social-emotional learning, and co-teaching.