SANTA CLARITA — As a part of Los Angeles County’s recognition of Technology Week, the Economic Development Division of College of the Canyons will host a Santa Clarita Valley Technology Event, Tuesday, January 24, 2006, in the Vital Express Center on the College of the Canyons campus. The free program, which starts at 4 p.m. will open with a panel discussion called "Biotech to Nanotech: Impact and Opportunities," which will feature specialists in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Three speakers will discuss the broad impacts of these new technologies in the area of nanotech, biotech and hydrogen. The discussion, which will be moderated by Peter Bellas, Director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) at the college, will include a question and answer period. A reception will follow at 5 p.m., before the 6 p.m. keynote address by Alan Buckelew, president of Princess Cruses. Buckelew will speak on "How the Cruising Industry Uses Technology Now and In the Future." LA County Technology Week is the brainchild of the LA County Business Technology Center (BTC), which started the program three years ago as a way to showcase Los Angeles County as a regional technology leader. The college launched its BTC affiliation in October 2005 and is hosting the January 24th event to bring Santa Clarita into recognition as part of the technology region. Registration for the event opens at 3:30 p.m. in the Vital Express Center the day of the event. Reservations should be made by January 19th by calling 661-362-3521, or sending e-mail to email@example.com.