The Measuring Rural Diversity Conference will be held November 21 and 22 at the Economic Research Service, Washington, D.C. At the conference, researchers will present their current work on rural conditions, such as demographic changes, business trends, and local distress. For details on topics and speakers, see the conference agenda. Audience input will be invited throughout the meeting and during the closing discussion session. The conference is free, but space is limited. To register, fill out the registration form and return it either by FAX to Loretta Miller at 202-694-5642, or by e-mail to Lmiller@ers.usda.gov.