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

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, 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. To obtain a registration form, please visit
the conference web site at
http://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov/boo/ . For further details,
send an e-mail to Andrea.R.Salazar@jpl.nasa.gov or call (818)
393-5963. 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.