Friday, Jan. 7--Student Technology Career Information Fair. An event for students to learn about high-tech careers, participate in informational interviews with employers and attend job-search seminars. Representatives from 34 organizations, including America Online Inc., ACS Government Solutions Group and the CIA, will attend.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., George Mason University Johnson Center, Fairfax. Sponsors: GMU, Project Staffing Alliance of Virginia Employers. No charge. Contact: Seth Feit, 703-265-0143, Event Web site:

Monday, Jan. 10--Government Computer News Forum. Monthly luncheon series dedicated to the exchange of views on improving information technology in government. Speaker: Sandra N. Bates, deputy commissioner, Federal Technology Service.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., National Press Club, 13th-floor ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Sponsor: Government Computer News. Cost: $50 industry, $35 government. Lunch included. Contact: 301-650-2101, Event Web site:

Tuesday, Jan. 11--Camp Sho-M-Sel-M. An event aimed at helping technology firms and staff get the best results at trade shows.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dulles Airport Days Inn, 2200 Centreville Rd., Herndon. Sponsor: Ebiz, Trade Show Training Inc. Cost: $695, includes snacks and lunch. Prepayment and registration required. Contact: Julia O'Connor, 804-355-7800, Event Web site: http://www.

Tuesday, Jan. 11--"Nineties Nostalgia." More than 400 of the region's businesspeople gather to swap war stories and business cards, and celebrate the transformation of greater Washington from a government town to a technology center.

6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Capitol City Brewing Company, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Sponsor: Business Forward Magazine. No charge, invitation only. If your company was founded in Greater Washington between 1990 and 1999, visit the Web site to register for an invitation. Contact: Kirsten Russell, 202-797-1160, Event Web site:

Wednesday, Jan. 12--"Meet the Press." A panel of journalists from magazines and newspapers discuss how companies can best pitch their stories to the press.

7:30 a.m., McLean Hilton, Tysons Corner. Sponsor: NVTC Business Development Committee. Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Contact: Kari Baer, 703-904-7878, Event Web site:

Thursday, Jan. 13--"Marketing Your Business on the Web." Discussion of banner ads, linking to other sites, branding, e-mail communication and online public relations.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Dr., Suite 200, Fairfax. Sponsor: Small Business Development Center/George Madison University. Cost: $35. Contact: 703-277-7700.

Thursday, Jan. 13--"Immersive and Virtual News and Entertainment." A discussion of the intersection of news and technology, led by the Freedom Forum's Adam Clayton Powell III.

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

Thursday, Jan. 13--"Best Practices and Strategies for Technology Migration Into the New Millennium." A discussion of leadership styles and organizational strategies led by Thornton A. May, vice president of Cambridge Technology Partners.

7:15 p.m., Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Sponsor: National Capitol Chapter of the Association for Information and Image Management. Full-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Program-only attendance is free for NCC-AIIM members. Reservations strongly encouraged. Limited seating. Late fee applies on reservation made within 72 hours of program. Contact: 202-338-AIIM. Event Web site:

Friday, Jan. 14--"Contracting Issues in the Application Service Provider Software Outsourcing Revolution." A discussion centering on government contracts.

8 to 9:30 a.m., McKenna & Cuneo, 1900 K St. NW, Washington. Sponsor: D.C. Bar Computer & Telecommunications Law Section. Continental breakfast and networking from 7:30 to 8 a.m. No charge. Reservations required. Contact: Call 202-496-7132 or e-mail or to register.

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