Barbara Martin Palmer, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services, joined literacy researchers and educators from 45 nations and 6 continents for the 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria held July 13-16. Under its theme and title “Literacy in the New Landscape of Communication: Research, Education and the Everyday”, the conference offered 200 papers, symposia, workshops, demonstrations of good practice in classrooms and in the training and education of teachers, as well as examples of up-to-date research in all areas of literacy. Dean Palmer presented “Skilled Reading of Complex Text: Increasing Metacognitive Awareness of Preservice Teachers” in which she described instructional practices she employs in MEDUC 523 Processes and Acquisition of Reading to help skilled readers think deeply about the varied processors involved in reading (e.g., phonology, orthography, semantics, and syntax). Other presenters in the session were from Sweden, Taiwan, and Mexico. “The conference was a professional highlight of my career. The exchange of ideas was rich given the varied contexts represented in the audience,” said Palmer.