TECH TALK The Advertising Club will host Plain Talk About Technology: Online Niche Marketing, at MSN/Microsoft, Worldwide Plaza (courtyard entrance), 825 Eighth Ave., 18th floor, New York. Feb. 19. For info, call (212) 533-8080.

CONVENTION MENTION The Advertising Research Foundation will hold its 48th Annual Convention and Research Infoplex 2002 at the Hilton New York. The WPP Group’s Sir Martin Sorrell will deliver the keynote address. April 8-10. For info or to register, call (212) 751-5656 or visit

WINING AND DINING The 20th Anniversary Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen will take place in and around Wagner Park in Aspen, Colo. The event will include wine tastings and cooking demonstrations, among other activ ities. June 14-16. For info or to register, call (877) 900-WINE or visit classic.