The collision between rural society and academia is the subject of the 9th Headwaters Conference, "Relationships Between Learning and Locality," at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., Nov. 13-14. Presentations include a one-man docudrama about philosopher John Dewey and a role-playing exercise about "fractious mountain valleys." For information contact George Sibley, Western State College, Gunnison, CO 81231 (970/943-2055) or e-mail: