Saturday--Third Informed Investors Beltway Biotech Stocks Forum. Customers of Charles Schwab, Waterhouse Securities, E-Trade and Fidelity Investments are invited to attend this free "no sales . . . no pitch" seminar. Representatives from several biotech firms--including MedImmune and Inhale Therapeutics--will explain their corporate strategies and take questions. Biotech analyst Mary Ann Gray of Raymond James will give an overview of the industry.

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike. Sponsor: Informed Investors Forum. Free to those affiliated with the four investment firms, otherwise $25 prepaid or $40 at the door. Contact: Jared Mitchell, 1-800-992-4683. Event Web site:

Tuesday--"Garage to Gorilla: Insights on Internet Startup Success." Executives from America Online will speak about their start-up experience, advise on what they see as the new opportunities and talk about their vision for the future. They'll include Marc Andreessen, chief technology officer; Ted Leonsis, president of AOL Interactive Properties Group; and Danny Krifcher, vice president of AOL Interactive Properties. The meeting will be moderated by Kara Swisher, author of " How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web."

7 to 9 p.m. This event is sold out, but people can register for the "live" webcast at Sponsor: The Netpreneur Program. No charge. Contact: Linda Shives, 202-328-2000,

Wednesday--New Democrat Coalition Meet and Greet. Founded in 1997 by Democratic Reps. Cal Dooley (Calif.), Jim Moran (Va.) and Tim Roemer (Ind.), the New Democrat Coalition encompasses 63 members of the House. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the lawmakers and talk about strategies for advancing the high-tech industry.

8:15 to 9:30 a.m. (includes continental breakfast), American Electronics Association David Packard Conference Center, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, North Building 600. Sponsor: AEA. No charge, but registration required by June 4. Contact: Heather McColl, 202-682-4459, Event Web site:

Next Thursday--"Creating a Successful Virtual Corporation." Ron Wagner, president of Citapei Communications, will discuss various models of the virtual corporation, what it takes to start one and the management atmosphere needed to make it run smoothly.

7 to 9 p.m., Washington Gas Light Building, 6801 Industrial Rd., Springfield. Sponsor: Capital PC User Group Internet Special Interest Group. No charge. Contact: Gabriel Goldberg, 703-941-1657, Event Web site:

Next Thursday--"Among Friends: A Gathering of Women Internet Entrepreneurs." An informal get-together.

6 to 9 p.m., Women's Business Center, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 312. Sponsor: NetVenturer LLC. Cost: $10. Contact: Mona Sehgal, 202-338-6366, Event Web site: