The Northern Virginia Technology Council and Capital Business will be highlighting technology advancements emerging from the Washington region at their Destination Innovation event Wednesday.

Michael Chasen, founder and chief executive of Social Radar, and Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, will give keynote speeches.

Event attendees will also hear pitches from 16 start-up companies and vote for their favorites before a panel of three judges selects a winning company in four categories.

The half-day event begins at 1:30 p.m. at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW. $65 for members, $95 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Wednesday, April 2

Leadership Howard County hosts Walter Robb, co-chief executive of Whole Foods, who will speak at the organization’s annual “Big Event.” It begins at 11:30 a.m. at Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City. $100.

Thursday, April 3

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce plays host to Arne M. Sorenson, president and chief executive of Marriott International, and W. Edward Walter, president and chief executive of Host Hotels & Resorts, who are to talk about leadership and trends shaping business decisions. The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda. $45 for members, $75 for everyone else.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is hosting Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, who will talk about his book, “Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind.” The event begins at 8 a.m. in the rotunda of the Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $75 for members, $100 for everyone else.

The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2014 Economic Outlook event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. $30.

Leadership Greater Washington’s annual spring event begins at 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Georgetown, 2401 M St. NW. $250 for members, $350 for guests.