The general reaction of the 336 delegates to the conference was extremely enthusiastic. The keynote speakers – Dr Willie Haughey, Prof John MacBeath, Prof. Jonothan Neelands, Jackie Murphy and Prof Brian Boyd – provided valuable insights from their various educational experiences into promoting an exciting array of ideas, techniques and philosophies which linked seamlessly together to form an exciting and stimulating message. The creativity and imaginative thinking they illustrated painted a picture of education that supported and added value to the Storyline approach. Around 50 presenters from 12 countries were responsible for the menu of workshops which were offered over the two days providing a rich choice for the delegates. These sessions were also well-received by the participants. The real test of success however will come from what happens next. We look forward to hearing from those who are putting those ideas into practice.