Adult education will be "on trial" during a conference sponsored by the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association and the Utah Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education.

The conference will be Oct. 29 through Nov. 4 in the Doubletree Hotel. Participants will take part in tours of the city and several Utah scenic spots as well as educational sessions.Two mock trials will be featured, presenting the successes and failures of adult-education programs.

The American association has more than 3,900 members and 6,000 subscribers and is the largest association of adult-education specialists in the world.