Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Globalization of Biotechnology. Session on both the scientific perspective and the business rationale for global thinking and action.

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., University of Maryland Baltimore, 601 W. Lombard St., Gladhill Board Room, 5th Floor Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Baltimore. Sponsor: Tech Council of Maryland. Cost: Free for "member plus"; $30, member; $60, nonmember. $10 additional for walk-ins. Contact: Chris Ward, cward@mdhitech.org. Event Web site: www.mdhitech.org/Calendar/html/472.html.

Thursday, Dec. 1, IT Leaders Discuss Open Source Solutions. Join local information technology leaders in a discussion of their use of open source in real business situations. Issues include whether the benefits are worth the risks.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 5400 Holiday Dr., Frederick. Sponsor: Tech Council of Maryland. Cost: Free for "member plus"; $30, member; $60, nonmember; $10 additional for walk-ins. Contact: Filomena Thompson, fthompson@mdhitech.org. Event Web site: www.mdhitech.org/Calendar/html/480.html.

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