Bioscience Conference

The state of Maryland will host a conference on the economic impact of bioscience, titled "Creative Global Connections in Bioscience," from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The conference will include foreign and domestic government officials and business and academic representatives from around the world, including Germany, Japan and Singapore. Conference and hotel charges vary. 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda. $275 in advance; $350 at the door. 410-260-3858 or

Minority Business Event

The Maryland Judiciary will hold its Minority Business Enterprise and Small Business Outreach from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Largo Student Center, Prince George's Community College. The networking event will feature two judges as keynote speakers. 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 410-260-1266 or

Awards Breakfast

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development will host an awards breakfast to honor businesses and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to economic development through hiring and workforce programs from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda. $45. 410-544-6710 or

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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