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Fall Institute 2013 – Interpreting PIAAC Results: Understanding Competencies of the Future was a three-day learning Institute held by The Centre for Literacy in Montreal, Canada. During those three days we looked at the recent release of results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), and the implications of these results for policy and practice in the Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field in Canada and in other countries. It followed Summer Institute 2013: Learning from IALS, Preparing for PIAAC, held in Montreal in June 2013, which looked back at previous international literacy surveys and looked forward to the release of PIAAC results.