Genetic counseling conference 8 a.m. The National Society of Genetic Counselors Inc. presents its 20th Annual Education Conference, “Current Advances Anticipating Change.” Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 610/872-7608.
Veterans news conference 12:15 p.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a news conference on veterans. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3542.
3:15 p.m. Meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, White House.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
10 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the technological advisory council. Location: Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0845.
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket No. 00-9285: Mickens vs. Taylor.
Meets at 3 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
6:15 p.m. Governmental Affairs Committee marks up the nomination of Mark Everson, of Texas, to be controller in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Financial Management. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/224-2627.
Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
Learning conference all day The National Alliance of Business holds a “New Realties of Learning” conference.
Highlights 12:30 p.m. Education Secretary Rod Paige.
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/233-1234.
Internet Healthcare Coalition conference 7:30 a.m. The Internet Healthcare Coalition presents a conference, “Quality Health Information on the Net.” Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 215/504-4164.
Marine biotechnology workshop 8:30 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences hosts a workshop on marine biotechnology: “Development of Marine Natural Products.”
Highlights 6 p.m. Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation, keynote address, “Marine Biotechnology, Past, Present and Future.”
Location: 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2714.
Air Traffic Control Association conference 8:30 a.m. The Air Traffic Control Association holds its 46th annual International Technical Program and Exhibits. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/522-5717.
Covering government workshop 8:45 a.m. The National Press Club and the Committee on Concerned Journalists present a workshop, “Independence Versus Patriotism: How to Cover Government During a National Security Emergency.” The participants include: Bill Kovach, chairman of the Committee on Concerned Journalists, and Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, facilitators. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7511.
Electronic books conference 9 a.m. The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Information Standards and Organization present a conference, “Electronic Book 2001: Applications, Authors and Accessibility.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/975-4321.
Public meeting 10 a.m. The Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC) holds a public meeting. Topics include Generation IV technology, use of fisson reactors in space, the role of nuclear energy in implementing President Bush’s national energy policy and future NERAC activities. Location: Doubletree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/586-5806.
Serbia briefing 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace presents a Current Issues Briefing on Serbia “One Year After” the fall of former President Slobodan Milosevic. The participants include: Zoran Djindjic, prime minister of Serbia; Bozidar Djelic, finance minister of Serbia; and Daniel Serwer, director of the Balkans Initiative at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: Second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.
Canadian lumber imports briefing 10:30 a.m. American Consumers for Affordable Housing holds a news briefing on “Commerce Department’s Preliminary Ruling to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on Canadian Lumber Imports and How This Action will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability and the U.S. Economy.” The participants include: Bobby Rayburn, National Association of Home Builders; Gene Ormond and Steve Conwell, Home Depot; Gary Donnelly, National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association; and Harry Alford, National Black Chamber of Commerce. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/535-5737.
Holiday spending news conference 11 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association hold a news conference to release a Holiday Consumer Spending Survey on the impact of current economic conditions and consumer debt on holiday spending plans. Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, and Bill Hampel, Credit Union National Association chief economist, participate. Location: Massachusetts Room, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16 and K streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202/682-4200.
Terrorist threats briefing noon The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds a news briefing on “Terrorist Threats: The Next Phase.” Topics include biological, chemical, nuclear and cyber terrorism and terrorism and the law. Yonah Alexander and Michael Swetnam of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies participate. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/525-0770.
WTO meeting briefing noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a media lunch briefing to discuss the upcoming WTO meeting in Doha, Qatar. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Terrorism recovery presentation 12:30 p.m. The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service hosts a presentation on “How a City Recovers from Violence and Terrorism.” The speaker is Antanas Mockus, mayor of Bogota, Colombia. Location: Formal lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4327.
Citizen Works news conference 1 p.m. Citizen Works holds a news conference to call for a “Citizens Agenda Against a Corporate Raid on the Treasury and Wartime Opportunism.” The participants include: Ralph Nader of Citizen Works, consumer advocate; Mildred Brown, past national president of ACORN; and Rob Weissman, co-director of Essential Action. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Williams speech 2 p.m. Mayor Anthony A. Williams delivers a speech before the Washington Center, addressing the city’s handling of the terrorist attacks. Location: Main auditorium, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E St. NW. Contact: 202/276-2772.
Democratic theory lecture 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a lecture on “The Demagoguery of Democratic Theory.” The speaker is Peter Berkowitz, George Mason University School of Law. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Book forum 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) begins its SAIS Faculty Book Series with a discussion on “Rethinking Europe’s Future.” The participants include: David Calleo, director of the SAIS European Studies Program, and the book’s author; Charles Kupchan, director of European Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Relations; Michael Mandelbaum, director of the SAIS American Foreign Policy Program; and Warren Zimmerman, former U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Middle East poetry lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture titled “A Treasure Trove of Historic Poems from the Middle East.” The speaker is Bernard Lewis, professor emeritus at Princeton University, and author of “Music of a Distant Drum.” Location: Dilon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave. SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.