Tuesday, Oct. 11, TechDonuts Event: Discussion on Technology Education. Venture Panel to Follow. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (D-Va.) describes efforts to strengthen science and technology education, then a panel discusses how to reach "critical mass" in venture funding for area businesses.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Booz Allen Hamilton-John C. Newman Auditorium, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: No charge for members; $25, nonmembers; $35, walk-ins. Contact: 703-904-7878, Ext. 250. Event Web site: http://online.nvtc.org/calendar/geteventinfo.cfm?event=TECHDNT6.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, Circular A123: Sarbanes-Oxley for Government. Government officials and private-sector experts discuss recently updated rules on the responsibility of managers in federal agencies to maintain internal controls.

7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Marriott at Metro Center, 725 12th St. NW. Sponsor: Input. Cost: $50, government; $125, Input members; $175, nonmembers. Contact: 703-707-3673. Event Web site: http://a123.input.com.

Friday, Oct. 14, IT & Telecommunications: How Supreme Court Decisions Can Impact Your Business. Technology industry representatives discuss business cases before the Supreme Court to watch this term and how the court's decisions affect sectors.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Hilton McLean, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: $35, members; $70, nonmembers; $45, walk-in members; $80, walk-in nonmembers. Contact: 703-904-7878, Ext. 250. Event Web site: http://online.nvtc.org/calendar/geteventinfo.cfm?event=ITT-11.

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