Friday, Nov. 15, "North American Wireless Market: On the Road to 3G." Seminar and discussion on emerging technologies and businesses, such as mobile marketing and banking.

7:45 to 10:30 a.m., National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor. Sponsor: Capital Cabal. Cost: $55. Contact: Hank Dearden, 202-236-0344, info@capcabal.net. Event Web site: http://www.capcabal.net/wirelessbam.

Saturday, Nov. 16, "Developing an Enduring Brand: The Five Elements of a Successful Brand." Seminar on using cognitive psychology, marketing research and business strategy to create a road map for brand development.

12:50 to 3:15 p.m., Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, second floor. Sponsor: Capital Personal Computer User Group Entrepreneurs and Consultants Special Interest Group. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Barbara Conn, 202-452-7428, bconn@cpcug.org. Event Web site: http://www.cpcug.org/user/entrepreneur/1102meet.html.

Monday, Nov. 18, "CD/DVD Formats and Standards and Making Music CDs."

7 to 9:15 p.m., Washington Gas, large auditorium, 6801 Industrial Rd., Springfield. Sponsor: Capital Personal Computer User Group Virginia Special Interest Group. No charge. Contact: Luis Garcia, 703-425-6902, lgarcia51@yahoo.com. Event Web site: http://www.cpcug.org/user/vasig.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in South America and Mexico."

7:30 to 9 a.m., 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., 14th floor, Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. No charge. Contact: Angela Olson Halsted, 703-720-7986, tysons.seminars@ssd.com. Event Web site: http://www.ssd.com/new/upcomingevents.asp#id281.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, "Justifying Security Expenses." Seminar for executives and managers on security issues and best practices for enterprise networks.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2525 Network Pl., Herndon. Sponsors: Getronics and Cisco Systems Inc. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Gene Orr, 703-488-3571, gene.orr@getronics.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, TelecomHub Luncheon Panel. Seminar on what customers today are demanding in telecommunications and growth expectations for 2003.

Noon to 2 p.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., 17th floor, Tysons Corner. Sponsor: TelecomHub Inc. Cost: $35 members; $50 nonmembers. Contact: Jody Toser, telecomhub@mindspring.com. Event Web site: http://www.telecomhub.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, "Avoiding Patent Misuse in Licensing Agreements." Seminar for executives and in-house counsel.

12:15 to 1:30 p.m., McPherson Building, 901 15th St. NW. Sponsor: Kaye Scholer LLP. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: MacRae O'Brien, 202-682-3540, dcseminars@kayescholer.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, "NetSuds." Networking event for communications, information technology and Internet professionals.

6 to 8 p.m., Rock Bottom Brewery, 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. Sponsor: NetSuds.com Inc. Cost: $10. Contact: lew.bobbitt@netsuds.net.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, "Computer Security: How to Protect Against the Five Phases of a Cyber Attack."

7:30 a.m., Doubletree Hotel Falls Church/Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike. Sponsor: National-Louis University. Cost: $35. Contact: Aleta Wilson, 703-749-3000, Ext. 142. Event Web site: http://www.nationallouis.org/seminars.html.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, "Finding Federal Funding for Your Technology Company." Workshop for Virginia entrepreneurs.

7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon. Sponsor: Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: melton@cit.org. Event Web site: http://www.cit.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, "The Project Management Professional Certification Process." Seminar on University Learning Institute's project management curriculum.

6 to 8 p.m., Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church. Sponsor: Virginia Tech. Cost: $20. Contact: Norris Goff, 540-270-3762. Event Web site: http://www.u-learning.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, "The Aftermath of WorldCom." Workshop and discussion.

6:30 p.m., Nextel Communications, 2001 Edmund Halley Dr., Reston. Sponsor: Capitol Telecommunications Professionals. Cost: $10 members; $25 nonmembers; $12.50 students. Contact: Brian Lem, 703-433-8001, treasurer@ctpva.com. Event Web site: http://www.ctpva.com.

Thursday, Nov. 21, "How Much Should You Pay? The Buy-Side Approach to Business Valuation and Mergers and Acquisitions." Seminar topics include purchasing capacity, deal structure, target valuation, due diligence and post-closing issues.

8 to 11:30 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., 17th floor, Tysons Corner. Sponsor: McLean Group LLC. Cost: $80. Registration is required. Contact: Eva, 703-827-0200, Ext. 111, ecatlin@mcleanllc.com.

Thursday, Nov. 21, "How to Write a Winning Business Plan." Workshop on preparing a professional business plan with the goal of securing a loan.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, ninth floor. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $40. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site: http://www.scoredc.org.

Thursday, Nov. 21, "Start Your Business." Workshop on taxes, licensing, zoning, accounting, recordkeeping, business-plan development, sources of financing, marketing and insurance.

6 to 8:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge, but registration is required. Contact: Natasha Shovar, 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org.

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