The Nasdaq Stock Market's International Technology Summit takes place Tuesday and Wednesday at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. The second annual summit will focus on prospects for science-based companies for the 21st century.
Leaders from biotechnology and information technology firms, academia and national laboratories will explore advances that could transform medicine and the sciences.
Nasdaq President Al Berkeley will deliver a keynote on "The Role of the Capital Markets in Building Science Companies for the 21st Century." Also participating is Nasdaq Chairman Mike Brown, former chief financial officer of Microsoft Corp. For more information, call (800) 955-8106.
* Arch Types: The Getty Center is hosting a symposium this week on "Transarchitectures: Visions of Digital Communities." On Friday, 14 guests will take part in a series of private discussions at Getty Research Institute. On Saturday, the event will open to the public, with sessions that include a look at community and architectural Web sites. Held at the Getty Museum Lecture Hall, the event is free.
For more information or to make reservations, which are required, call (310) 440-7300. You can also check out the Transarchitectures Web site (http://www.lacn.org/trans).
* Networking: SuperComm '98, which has an ambitious agenda to "explore the whole world of communications," starts Sunday in Atlanta. The conference will cover communications solutions, from building powerful networks to building a better ATM. Visit http://www.supercomm98.com.
* More Marilyn: One of the world's favorite sex symbols was born today in 1926 in Los Angeles. Can you believe Marilyn Monroe would be 72 if she were still alive? In any case, now you can justifiably take time out of your day to hang out at the "official" Marilyn site, the one licensed by her estate (http://www.cmgww.com/marilyn/marilyn.html). The site includes her biography, a filmography, photo gallery and a list of Marilyn's favorites--colors, actors, artists, writers, perfume and champagne. If English isn't your first language, don't worry. The site is also in Spanish, Korean, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, French, Malay, Japanese and Indonesian.
* Remembering Keller: This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Helen Keller. Made blind and deaf by illness, Keller went on to become a world- famous author and speaker. If you want to read about her life, check out http:// www.rnib.org.uk /wesupply/fctsheet /keller.htm. The American Foundation for the Blind (http://www.afb .org/) is online with a Helen Keller photograph collection and autobiography, as well as resources and reports for the blind. Also online is the National Assn. of the Deaf (http://www.nad.org).
* Campsite: The Sierra Club is celebrating a birthday Thursday. In 1892, the group was incorporated in San Francisco. The nonprofit group promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public-policy decisions. At the Web site (http://www.sierraclub.org), you can read about what they're up to and how you can get involved. The Los Angeles chapter's site (http:// angeleschapter.org/home.htm) has events and news and is divided into sections entitled Educate, Explore and Protect.
* Stock Option: Also marking a milestone this week is the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act, establishing the SEC. The SEC's site (http://www.sec.gov) has the latest rules, investor assistance, news, a small-business section, links and a place to file complaints. You can also search Edgar for documents filed to the SEC by public companies.
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