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Technology Events Calendar

A weekly listing of local events compiled by the SoCal Tech Calendar; (http://www.socaltechcalendar.com).

May 29, 2000

June 6

American Electronics Assn.--L.A./Santa Barbara Council

Membership mixer and dinner, featuring presentation that looks at the attitude of investors since the recent technology downtown. Panelists include David Berkus, founder and president of Berkus Technology Ventures; David Cremin, partner, Zone Ventures; Luis Villalobos, founder, Tech Coast Angels, and CEO, GazelleLab; Byron Roth, chairman and CEO, Roth Capital Partners.

* Location: MountainGate Country Club, 12445 MountainGate Drive, Los Angeles

* Time: 5:30-9 p.m.

* Cost: $45

* For information: To register, please contact Wannetta at (310) 563-1060. E-mail: wannetta_lockhart@aeanet.org; Web: http://www.aeanet.org

First Tuesday--Online Advertising Panel

Summary

First Tuesday and the Society for Internet Advancement present a panel discussion and networking with venture investors, Internet start-ups and online advertising professionals. Panelists include Cliff Kurtzman, CEO, Tenagra; Lynda Keeler, president, Columbia Tristar Interactive; John Bohan, CEO, L90; Barry Levine, senior vice president, About.com; Scott Burns, co-founder, Tool; Hunter Murtaugh, former senior music producer, Young & Rubicam.

* Location: Arcadia, 250 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica (parking is available on the pier)

* Time: 6-9 p.m.

* Cost: $10

* For information: E-mail: info@firsttuesdayla.com; Web: http://www.firsttuesdayla.com

June 7

Venture Point--Tech Coast Small Business Development Center

A business planning workshop that discusses whether your business plan has the necessary elements to attract investors and take your business to the next plateau. This four-hour session outlines the investing criteria that financing sources look for in a business plan.

* Location: Orange County Business Council, 2 Park Plaza, Suite 100, Irvine (405 to Jamboree exit, next to Hyatt Regency)

* Time: 6-10 p.m.

* Cost: $95 in advance; $125 at the door. Register at the Web site.

* For information: E-mail: rwells@ocbc.org; Web: http://www.techcoast.org

Women in Technology International,

L.A. Chapter Meeting

"Shattering the Glass Ceiling." Three chief information officers will discuss the technical challenges of their organizations: Jeri Dunn, CIO of Nestle USA; Judy Kallet, chief information officer of the Los Angeles Times; Lelah Jenkins, senior vice president of technology strategy information, California Federal Bank, formerly chief information officer of Glendale Federal Bank.

* Location: Nestle USA, 800 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale

* Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

* Cost: $15 for WITI members; $30 for nonmembers. Register on the Web site.

* For information: E-mail: dianne@smci.com; Web: http://www.witi.org

June 10

San Diego Regional Technology Alliance--Incubator Showcase

Incubators are all the rage, but they differ in their services and business model. Prospective entrepreneurs can get a glimpse of San Diego incubators at this event, featuring IdeaEdge, Venture Catalyst, VenturePlex, San Diego Technology Incubator and Connect. Attendees will receive a handbook outlining essential components of presenting incubators.

* Location: Regency Plaza Hotel, San Diego

* Time: 8 a.m.-noon

* Cost: $50 in advance; $75 at the door. Register on the Web site.

* For information: E-mail: info@sdrta.org; Web: http://www.sdrta.org

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