There will be a planning / update meeting for FOCAPD 2019 at the AIChE Annual meeting next week. We are always looking for more people to get involved, so if you are on the International Programming Committee, or would like to contribute, please feel free to come by. This meeting is scheduled from 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Room 407 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. (This is immediately following the 10A and 10C programming meetings in the same location.) We look forward to seeing everyone, and for your assistance in planning a great conference. Matthew J Realff Carl Laird Sal Garcia FOCAPD 19 Conference Co-chairs.