Tonight--"High Tech's Legislative Agenda." Virginia state and local elected officials discuss technology issues including Y2K liability, privacy, regulation of e-commerce and Internet taxes. Speakers will include Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) and state Sen. Patricia S. Ticer (D-Alexandria). The program will be moderated by Edith Holmes, president and publisher of Federal Computer Week.

6 to 8:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons, 1700 Tysons Blvd. Sponsors: Women in Technology and Women in Government Relations. Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Contact: Katie Hanusik, 703-288-1620. Event Web site: www.womenin


Tuesday--"Going Global?" William Piekney, president of O-Tech International Ltd., will talk about the move toward international trading, where the markets are and how to move into the global market.

7 to 9 a.m., Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd. Sponsor: Washington Breakfast Club. Cost: $35, includes full breakfast. Contact: Bob Salisbury, 703-620-9190,

Tuesday--"Internet Marketing: Search Engine Secrets." Steve Heckler, president and founder of WestLake Internet Training, will discuss methods of Web page construction that can help your Web site show up at the top of a search engine's list.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: American Marketing Association, Metropolitan Washington Chapter. Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers. Contact: Bo Palmer, 703-533-3100. Event Web site:

Wednesday--Network With Your Clients, Colleagues and Counterparts. Join area information technology and telecommunications professionals for cocktails, a light supper, and an opportunity to swap insights and business cards.

6 to 8:30 p.m., National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor. Sponsor: Capitol Telecommunications Professionals. Cost: $10. Contact: Salvador D'Itri, 301-564-1032, Event Web site:

Next Thursday--Coffee and DoughNets. This month's discussion, "E-mail Marketing: What You Don't Know May Hurt You," will be led by Rosalind Resnick, president and chief executive officer of Netcreations Inc.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Rd., McLean. No charge. Contact: Linda Shives, 703-620-8971, Event Web site:


Next Thursday--"Stock Plans in Mergers and Acquisitions." America Online's Shelly Cole, manager of stock programs, and Brenda Karackhoff, assistant general counsel, will discuss their experiences managing the many stock programs that have been acquired through CompuServe, Netscape and other AOL acquisitions.

10 to 11:30 a.m., America Online, 22000 AOL Way, Dulles. Sponsor: National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Jean Carlson, 301-320-0500,