Tonight--Data Mining: Where's the Gold? A panel of users and providers will discuss the progress in implementing data-warehousing and data-mining technologies within the federal government. Tom Temin, chief editor of Government Computer News, will serve as moderator.

6 to 8:30 p.m., Ritz Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Sponsor: Women in Technology. Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers; add $5 for registration at the door. Contact: Kelley Chin, 703-818-3799,

Tomorrow--Tech Time: Get Connected. An interactive networking/information session designed to help high-tech and bioscience companies learn more about participation in Maryland Tech Council activities. This session will consider the upcoming legislative agenda for technology in Maryland and offer a brief discussion of work force education initiatives.

8 a.m., continental breakfast; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., main program. Maryland Technology Development Center, 9700 Great Seneca Hwy., Rockville. Sponsor: High Technology Council of Maryland. No charge. Contact: Rana Koll-Mandel, 240-453-6200,

Tomorrow and Saturday--Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Conference. This year's conference, "Networking in the New Economy," will focus on how the South Asian community can leverage its growing network.

Friday: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., networking reception. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., main program. Swissotel at the Watergate, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Sponsors: NetSAP-DC, Indian CEO High Tech Council, and the Indian-American Bar Association. Cost: $50 members, $65 nonmembers. Contact: Ram Mohan Himmatraopet, 703-734-9700, ext. 216, ram Event Web site:

Monday and Tuesday--The E*Venture. A conference for women entrepreneurs, focusing on the tools and technology needed to move a small business to the next level.

Monday 7:30 to 9 a.m., registration; Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The International Trade Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Sponsor: Cost: $245 if registered by tomorrow, otherwise $295. Contact: Randy Chorney, 703-312-5412, Event Web site:

Wednesday--Justifying Your Corporate Web Site Portal. This executive briefing will describe the value of corporate portals and how companies are justifying their spending.

7:30 to 9:15 a.m., Pooks Hill Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd., Bethesda. Sponsor: Sytel, eBusiness Solutions. No charge. Contact: Karen Baumgartner, 301-897-9400. Event Web site:

Next Thursday--The Entrepreneurial Spirit Behind the Information Technology Revolution. A dinner for the induction of officers and members of the board of directors of the D.C. area Philippine American Chamber of Commerce. Doug Humphrey, president and founder of Skycache Inc., will be the keynote speaker.

6:30 to 10 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Sponsor: Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Washington D.C. Cost: $45 members, $50 nonmembers. Contact: Mitzi Pickard, 202-547-9100.