June 1-4 we are hosting the 7th annual conference on Discourse Analysis in Educational Research. Three of the previous conferences have been held at OSU, three at Indiana University. At the heart of the conference are small group sessions devoted to sharing and discussing work-in-progress. In addition to work-in-progress groups, the conference also includes keynote panel discussions, and lots of informal time for talking, smoozing and breaking bread together. I will bring to my working group data on pointing practices in Qur’anic school interaction.