January 30, 2012
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 24th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
For the past 24 years, the conference has provided a forum 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.
"The beginning of 2012 brings a high emphasis on promoting new opportunities among small businesses," said Edgar Murillo, High-Tech Conference coordinator and a small business administrator at JPL. "This conference is a great platform for small businesses to become informed about potential opportunities through workshops and networking."
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 Jasmine Colbert at 818-354-8689, or at Jasmine.N.Colbert@jpl.nasa.gov .
It is estimated there will be 1,000 attendees, including nearly 200 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/2012HT/index.asp .
The cost is $150 per person. 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