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.
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.
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.
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