JPL to Host High-Tech Conference for Small Business

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January 29, 2009

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 21st Annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 and 4, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel.

The two-day conference will focus on subcontracting and marketing opportunities for small, minority, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses in high-tech industries. It includes several "how-to" workshops featuring information on major programs, small business initiatives and other topics.

Approximately 1,200 participants attend this yearly event, where they have the chance to meet with some 250 corporate, federal, state and city government representatives to discuss potential contracting and subcontracting opportunities. One-on-one counseling to discuss potential business opportunities is available with more than 100 exhibitors. Participating agencies include NASA centers, the U.S. Department of Defense, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

There is no fee to exhibit. However, due to space limitations, exhibitors are limited to large businesses, prime contractors and government agencies. For exhibit information, contact Jasmine Colbert at 818-354-8689.

A registration fee of $140 per person is due no later than Feb. 6. The fee includes networking receptions, some meals and program materials. Pre-registration is advised. 

More information on the conference and online registration is available at: http://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov/boo/2009ht/index.asp

For registration or conference questions, please contact Andrea Acosta at andrea.e.acosta@jpl.nasa.gov or 818-354-7531.

The Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel is located at 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles. Hotel reservations should be made, if needed, by Feb. 6. at:
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0812132929&key=720C3

JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Rhea R. Borja 818-354-0850
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Rhea.R.Borja@jpl.nasa.gov

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