First lady Barbara Bush is scheduled to address the Adult Education Conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

A long-time advocate of literacy, Bush will present the first Literacy Award of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.During her 1:15 p.m. speech, Bush will also discuss the importance of the role of adult education in providing an adequately trained work force, a competitive spot in the international market and a high quality of life.

The conference, which takes place in the Salt Palace Convention Center, will be attended by adult educators from around the world and will include seminars on literacy, English as a second language, continuing education and human resource development. More than 400 sessions are available during the 3 1/2-day conference.

The public may attend Bush's speech by registering for that day's sessions at a cost of $65.

For more information, call the University of Utah Division of Continuing Education, 581-5589.

Bush will also campaign for Republican congressional candidate Genevieve Atwood during her visit to Salt Lake City.