JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference

JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference
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February 02, 2011

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 23rd annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 2, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

The conference will provide an opportunity for technologically oriented small businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and service-disabled individuals to discuss subcontract opportunities with major corporations, federal agencies, local government agencies and JPL's purchasing and technical communities.

Various "how-to" workshops will include information about conducting business with JPL and the federal government, certification programs offered by the federal government and JPL's future technological needs.

"This year, more than ever, people are looking for new ways to market their business and gain exposure," said Edgar Murillo, High-Tech Conference coordinator and a small business administrator at JPL. "The High-Tech Conference provides information to assist small businesses in developing strategies to prepare to become a contractor."

Due to limited space, only prime contractors and government agencies will be allowed to exhibit. There is no fee to exhibit. Interested and qualified exhibitors should contact Edgar Murillo at 818-354-4550, or at Edgar.M.Murillo@jpl.nasa.gov .

It is estimated there will be 1,000 attendees, including nearly 300 prime contractors, as well as various JPL subcontractors and government representatives participating as exhibitors.

Interested attendees are encouraged to register early for this event. Online registration is available at: http://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov/boo/2011HT/index.asp .

The cost is $140 per person. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb.11. The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel is located at 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles 90045.

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

Priscilla Vega 818-354-1357
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
priscilla.r.vega@jpl.nasa.gov

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