The Northern Virginia Technology Council is hosting a town hall discussion Friday on the budget and debt negotiations.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are to talk about the state of play, whether Congress will avert a government shutdown and where and how budget cuts will affect Virginia.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Sprint, 12524 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. $10 for members.

Other events of note
Tuesday, Feb. 5

Sean O’Keefe, chairman and chief executive of EADS North America, is the guest speaker at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Titans Breakfast Series event for February. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. $75 for members, $95 for everyone else.

Lucetia Freeman-Buster, small-business financial adviser for the D.C. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is to talk about “Leveraging Your Capital Sources to Acquire External Financing.” The event begins at 9:30 a.m at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce offices at 506 Ninth St. NW. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on the “2012 and 2013 Tax Law Changes: How They Affect You and Your Business.” Guest speaker is David Malcolm of Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW, 10th Floor. Free.

The topic of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce’s GovCONnections Luncheon is “Are You Serving a Bid Protest to Your Competition on a Silver Platter?” Rick Wilkinson, director of the government contracts and high technology practice at Watkins Meegan, is the guest speaker. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 44610 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. $45 for members, $60 for everyone else.

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group is holding a happy hour event beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Buca di Beppo, 122 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Katya Andressen, chief operation officer of Network for Good, is to be the keynote speaker at the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s 2013 Washington Nonprofit Conference. The two-day event begins at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. $549-$679 for members, $829 for everyone else.

The Rockville Women’s Business Center is holding a seminar on the “ABCs of Starting a Business” at 10 a.m. at its offices at 95 Monroe St., Rockville. $10.

The International Council of Shopping Centers and the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development will be hosting “A Conversation & Book Signing with Industry Icon Gary D. Rappaport.” The chief executive of the Rappaport Cos. is the author of “Investing in Real Properties.” The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the university’s Architecture Building, corner of Mowatt Lane and Campus Drive, College Park. $40 for members, $65 for everyone else.

— Shawn Selby