We start first with defining the “cross-cultural conference” and discuss the kinds of problems that arise in such conferences. Then we move to concrete strategies for improving cross-cultural conferences, including ideas from the literature on cross-cultural communication and successful practices used by Bridging Cul­ tures teachers. We stress that good practices evolve over time on the basis of new thinking and understanding and that they will be effective to the degree that they reflect the particular context of the school and community. Therefore, readers should not assume that the specific strategies described here will suit their own needs. We hope, however, that the examples in this book do stimulate creative thinking about how to maximize the effectiveness of parent-teacher conferences.