In the spring of 2018, System Design and Management hosted a symposium on characterizing the gap between strategy and implementation. This symposium featured original work from researchers and practitioners as well as SDM fellows and included papers, posters, panel discussions, and small group workshops. The symposium was sponsored by The Brightline Initiative. A volume resulting from this symposium has been published by Brightline and edited by Dr. Bryan Moser, SDM Academic Director. For more information on the symposium and to download a copy of the volume, please visit the Brightline Initiative website.