MODELS continues to be the best modeling conference in the world. It has a good mix of academic and industrial involvement. Satellite workshops with special focus precede the larger conference. xtUML and Shlaer-Mellor development are perennially represented. This year Cortland Starrett served on the program committee for the EXE (Executable Modeling) workshop and participated as a panelist in a Q&A. The next day Cort gave the keynote presentation at MDETools.