Leadership Arlington is hosting a panel discussion on the “Innovation Economy” on Tuesday.

Local experts plans to discuss the convergence of federal agencies, universities and the private sector, and how the county can benefit from public-private partnerships.

Panelists include Tina Leone, chief executive of the Ballston Business Improvement District; Jennifer Ives, director of innovation and strategic partnerships at Arlington Economic Development; and Paul Singh, founder of Indicate, which provides research on funded start-ups. Mark Ingrao, president of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is to be the moderator.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Ballston LaunchPad, 4236 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1132, Arlington. $40 for members, $50 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Tuesday,
Jan. 14

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Moira Lethbridge of Lethbridge & Associates who will conduct a seminar on “How Companies Are Succeeding by Using Failure to Increase Creativity and Innovation.” The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 8230 Old Courthouse Rd., Suite 350, Tysons Corner. Free for members, $25 for everyone else.

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Northern Virginia is holding an economic update session. Jerry Gordon of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Val Hawkins of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County Director of Economic Development Terry Holzheimer, Jeff Kaczmarek of the Prince William County Depart­ment of Economic Development and Buddy Rizer of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development are to speak. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 1920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. $65 for members, $85 for everyone else.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

The Northern Virginia Technology Council is holding a networking happy hour to unite members of the region’s emerging small business and entrepreneur community. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 8010 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna. $10 for members, $20 for everyone else.

Thursday, Jan. 16

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is hosting D.C. Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, who is to talk about the District’s five-year economic development strategy for international development and foreign investment. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 506 Ninth St. NW. $30.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby

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