The first Pacific Conference for Development Economics was help at the University of San Francisco Saturday 5 March. It was a great success with lots of interesting papers and presentations. I presented my work on "Risk and Fertility: Another Look at the Determinants of Fertility". I hope to have a working paper version ready soon. However, the main advantage to going was meeting with the other people in the field. Next year's conference will be held 4 March 2006 at Santa Clara University. If you are a graduate student working on development you are encouraged to send it your paper. Part of the stated purpose of the conference is to allow graduate students to present and meet with faculty and other graduate students.