At the conclusion of the meeting, Karel van der Hucht and Martin McCarthy S J shared the task of giving a comprehensive summary of all the papers presented. I thank them for making their extensive notes available to me. There were also a number of lively discussions on specific topics during the course of the week. Here I will attempt to set out the main conclusions that can be drawn from the papers and discussions, and to see the way forward for Schmidt telescope astronomy. Much of the following is based on the results of a questionnaire which was circulated by the Scientific Organising Committee towards the end of the meeting, with 28 responses received.