NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 18th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on March 7 and 8, at the Westin Hotel located near Los Angeles International Airport.

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.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with approximately 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. There is no fee to exhibit; however, due to space limitations exhibitors are limited to prime contractors and government agencies. Contact Andrea Salazar at (818) 354-9062 for exhibit information. A registration fee of $125 per person is due no later than Feb. 24, 2006. Pre-registration is advised.

Online registration is available at:

For more information about the conference, contact Jasmine Colbert at or call (818) 354-8689. 

For hotel accommodations, please make reservations with the Westin prior to February 23, 2005. Use access code: HIGH.  Reservations can be made at:

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