Tomorrow--Executive Breakfast Briefing on the Internet. A seminar on tactics for winning technology services contracts from the federal government. The keynote speaker will be Randy Cole, president of Cole Consulting Group.
7:45 to 10 a.m., Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike. Sponsor: Washington Technology. Cost: $30. Contact: Sonja Barbour, 703-848-2800, ext. 124, email@example.com. Event Web site: www.wtonline.com/events.
Saturday--"E-Commerce and Entrepreneurs: Striking It Rich on the Web." A review and discussion of Los Angeles Times writer Jaclyn Easton's new book, "StrikingItRich.com." The book looks at 23 successful electronic-commerce Web sites that started on shoestring budgets but now "gush with money." The discussion will be lead by Toby Perkins, chief systems engineer for AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp.
1 to 3 p.m., National Institutes of Health, Lipsett Amphitheater, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Sponsor: Capital PC User Group Entrepreneurs and Consultants Special Interest Group. No charge. Contact: Barbara Conn, 202-452-7484, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.cpcug.org/user/entrepreneur/699meet.html.
Monday, Tuesday--First meeting of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. The 19-member commission, created by Congress in October, is assigned to study the impact of taxation on Internet commerce. The commission will appoint officers in a brief meeting the first day, then hear eight hours of presentations from government officials and academics on the second.
Monday: 4 to 5 p.m., organizational meeting, East Lounge, Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, Va. Tuesday: 8 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., speeches and presentations, University Center, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg. Sponsor: Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. No charge, but preregistration on Web site is recommended. Event Web site: www.ecommercecommission.org/1stmt.htm.
Wednesday--"Intellectual Property Protection for Emerging Businesses." This seminar will outline how to identify and enforce your company's intellectual property rights. It will include a brief segment on related employment policies and agreements.
8 to 10:45 a.m., Fairview Park Marriott Hotel, 3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. Sponsor: Jacobson, Price, Holman & Stern. Cost: $50. Contact: Brian Darville, 202-638-6666, email@example.com. Event Web site: www.mindequity.com.