Workshop on contracts, sponsored by Itisness Art Studio, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., course for those involved in 'creative business fields,' 3016 N.E. Killingsworth St., $15. Call 503-288-1189.
'Looking, Finding, Searching: How Users Do It,' sponsored by Society for Technical Communication, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., seminar on building usable search engines, Ace Communications Training and Learning Center, 10550 S.W. Allen Blvd., $20 members, $30 nonmembers, $15 students. Register by Monday. Call 503-626-1997, Ext. 300.
'Living With the Numbers: A Personal and Professional Journey,' sponsored by Portland Female Executives, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., talk by Group 3 Technology Services CEO Gudrun Granholm, Mallory Hotel, Crystal Room, 729 S.W. 15th Ave., $10 preregistered members, $15 preregistered nonmembers, $5 more at door. Call 503-223-6311.
'The Big Squeeze: Urban Growth Management in Portland,' sponsored by Association for Portland Progress, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., panel discussion, Governor Hotel, 611 S.W. 10th Ave., $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Call 503-552-5627.
Workshop on artists as independent contractors in schools, sponsored by Regional Arts & Culture Council, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Children's Museum 2nd Generation, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road. Call 503-823-2927.
'Everything You Know Is Right: How Usability Testing Enhances the User Experience,' sponsored by Portland Multimedia Internet Developer's Group, 7:15 p.m., Oregon Health & Science University, BICC 122 Theater (main library building), 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, space limited. Call 503-230-2058.
Software Association of Oregon networking fair, sponsored by SAO, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, $10 members and unemployed, $20 nonmembers. Register by Tuesday. Call 503-228-5429.