The fifth annual International Symposium on the Super Collider was a great success. Over 700 participants from around the country and the world gathered on May 6-8,1993, in San Francisco to mark the progress of the SSC, to discuss current issues, and to chart a course of action for the continued development of our understanding of basic subatomic matter. Together, the American public, academic communities, private sectors and governments from around the world have embarked on a project critical to maintaining our nation's preeminence as the world's leader in basic scientific research and the practical application of scientific knowledge. America has long maintained a commitment to investing in our nation's future. The Super Collider represents an essential next step in the direction of scope of human knowledge. The theme of the conference reflects these important goals: "SSC Focusing the World on Next Generation Science. " The challenge for us today is to spread the message of the importance of investing in America's future. This is our task, and the task of supporters of the Super Colliderthroughout the nation. Without employing all of our energies, our nation will miss an historic opportunity to ensure America's scientific technological and economic leadership in the years ahead as we enter the next millennium.