Tuesday, Aug. 16, Beyond RFID Hype (and Fear). Radio Frequency Identification is a new technology creating interest and anxiety. A symposium with Defense Department and industry experts will examine the state of RFID for government and commercial uses.

7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington. Sponsor: Input and Psion Teklogix. Cost: Input member, $50; nonmember, $65. Contact: 703-707-3678. Event Web site: www.psion.input.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, Technology Buying at Year-End. A new technology showcase designed to make the year-end season more productive for government IT purchasers.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. Sponsor: ItsGov. Cost: No charge for government professionals. Event Web site: www.itsGov.com.

Thursday, Aug. 18, Macromedia Flash. Free seminar to help you learn more about how to work effectively with this software.

9 a.m. to noon, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 500, Alexandria. Sponsor: EEI Communications. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Shereen Kandil, 703-683-0683, seminars@eeicommunications.com. Event Web site: www.eeicommunications.com/training.

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