Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

On March 6 and 7, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 14th Annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business 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 of interest.

Eugene Tattini, deputy director of JPL, will be the keynote speaker on March 6. Two networking receptions will provide additional opportunities to meet key people. One-on-one counseling opportunities to discuss potential business opportunities are available with more than 200 exhibitors including prime contractors, government agencies and educational institutions. There is no fee to exhibit. Due to space limitations, exhibitors are limited to prime contractors and government agencies. Contact Margo Kuhn at (818) 354-5722 for exhibit information.

A registration fee of $100 per person is due no later than Feb. 18, 2002. Pre-registration is advised as this event is well attended. For hotel accommodations, contact the Westin at (310) 216-5858.

In conjunction with the High-Tech Conference for Small Business, JPL will hold the 7th Annual NASA/JPL Space Science Symposium on March 5. The symposium is an interactive and informative session highlighting the agency's space science and earth science programs to potential high-tech, small business suppliers. This event is free and pre-registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. To pre-register, please e-mail maryhelen.ruiz@jpl.nasa.gov by Feb. 28.

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