Friday, May 21, Complying With the CAN-SPAM Act: Staying Out of Trouble. Learn about current and pending federal and state anti-spam laws.

8 to 10 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Andrea Essex, 703-918-2329, Event Web site:

Friday, May 21, Preparing a Winning Proposal. Workshop on when to bid and how to analyze solicitations and prepare responses.

9 a.m. to noon, ScoreDC, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost:$36. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site:

Sunday, May 23, Following Safe Rather Than Sorry Accounting Practices. Seminar on finance and accounting issues confronted by biotech firms that accept pre-IPO financing.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seven Seas Chinese Restaurant, 1776 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Sponsor: Biotech Management Institute. Cost: $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Contact: Carl Duncan, 301-263-0500, Event Web site:

Tuesday, May 25, SurvivorNight: Three Companies That Survived and Why. Survival secrets from companies including Trusted Edge and ServerVault.

6:30 to 9 p.m., NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: MIT Enterprise Forum. Cost: No charge for members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Contact: Jennifer Quasdorf, 202-342-8415. Event Web site:

Wednesday, May 26, 4th BioEntrepreneur Forum. Forum focusing on the fundamentals of funding and financing and other issues.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Sponsors: Dingman Center, Macklin Center. Cost: Varies. Contact: Brian Bartholomay, 301-405-9545, Event Web site:

Wednesday, May 26, Robert H. Smith School of Business Executive MBA Information Session. Discussion of a post-graduate degree for today's technology-driven economy.

5:30 p.m., Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, concourse level. Sponsor: University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: 301-405-9559, Event Web site:

Wednesday, May 26, Administering a Corporation or LLC. Class on business registration, taxes, board meetings, records and more.

6 to 9 p.m., Women's Business Center, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 312. Sponsor: Women's Business Center. Cost: $62.50 for members; $75 for nonmembers. Contact: Susan Kuhn, 202-785-4922, Event Web site:

Wednesday, May 26, Doing Business with the Government Electronically. Seminar for the company that wishes to get started in this fast-moving, seemingly complex marketplace.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mason Enterprise Center, 4031 University Dr., Suite 200, Fairfax. Sponsor: George Mason University's Procurement Technical Assistance Program. Cost: $45. Registration is required. Contact: 703-277-7700. Event Web site:

Thursday, May 27, Business Adoption of Internet Telephone Service. Seminar on Internet phone service known as voice-over-Internet protocol.

8 to 10 a.m., DeVry University, 4550 Montgomery St., Suite 100 North, Bethesda. Sponsor: 270Tech. Cost: $20; $10 for students and faculty. Contact: Roger Erickson, 301-349-0798, Event Web site:

Thursday, May 27, Software Solutions for Radio-Frequency Identification. Understand issues and challenges for making use of electronic tags to collect data.

4 to 6 p.m., Noblestar Headquarters, 2 Reston Overlook, 12021 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 600, Reston. Sponsor: Noblestar. Cost: $20. Registration is required. Contact: Ursula Karber, 703-464-4021,

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