It would be nice to think that we have answers to all of the worlds fire protection problems. Unfortunately, as the world evolves, new challenges and new questions arise that drive the fire protection community into problem solving mode. Some of these new challenges will be addressed at SUPDET 2013 during the Suppression Research Charrette. Topics from IBC storage of flammable liquids to sloped ceilings in warehouses will be up for discussion during the charrette that will take place on Wednesday February 27 from 1 pm to 5 PM. This event is free to all SUPDET attendees and will be fantastic opportunity to hear about the current challenges that face the suppression industry and discuss potential research tracks and design solutions with industry leaders.