I recently attended a Key Curriculum Conference in Austin, TX. The content and the presenters were excellent. I encourage any of you to attend if possible. The details follow. The conference was called Calculus Applcations and the presenters were Paul Forester and J.T. Sutcliffe. With a small group of 16 for three days with these super teachers, I came out excited and ready to get started again. Most of the time was spent in going over the explorations from the Forester book and getting his slant on things. Although the conference was targeted at the "Reform Movement", I was glad to see that both of the presenters do retain some of the structure that I feel comfortable with along with ways to bring in the newer topics and still save some time while doing it. I am still using the Larson Book (the district just purchased a bunch), and there are many things about it that I like. There are some things about it that just add to the student's confusion and there are some things that must be supplemented. Although there are many things about the Forester that I like and will probably use as supplementation, I am not yet ready to push my district to purchase it. I think I can get by for awhile with the Larson.