More than 20 privately held companies will be making pitches for investors and partners at the Southeast Investment Conference for Private Technology Companies on June 6.

In its fourth year, this one-day event hosted by the American Electronics Association (AeA) is designed exclusively for technology entrepreneurs looking for financing. Participants make presentations to the financial community and attend workshops led by industry experts. Company executives who are not ready to make presentations can still attend the workshops, AeA says.

As many as 24 companies will be invited to present at the Westin Atlanta North hotel. Each company will make one six-minute presentation during a general session. Company executives will then have the opportunity to display information and products as well as meet with investors during a tradeshow-like networking reception, according to the AeA.

Companies are invited to apply in order to be considered for one of the presenting company spots. Payment of the registration fee is
due upon selection as a presenting company. For AeA member
companies, the fee is $695; for non-member companies, $995, and
for additional executives, it is $150 per person.

For company executives who simply want to attend, the fee is $295 per person with an AeA member company and $395 per person with a non-member company.

To register or to get more information, contact Tina Morais, director
financial conferences for AeA at (408) 987-4234 or

The Southeast Investment Conference is sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP, KPMG Consulting, American Venture,, Duffey Communications, vFinance Inc., RW Baird, Raymond James, Cordova Ventures, Mellon Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners and the Southeastern Technology Fund.