What’s a Convention/Conference?

NSBE National and SHPE National host an annual convention and conference, respectively, to connect their black and latino collegiate and professional members with dozens of companies looking to hire for intern and full-time positions. During these 4-5 day events, members also gain access to special programming like workshops, networking sessions, and interview prep before their career fairs. These events usually also have a sponsored hackathon members can participate in!

Check out more information about each conference below for 2017/2018:

The SHPE Conference is the major event for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country.
Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 6,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. It also provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student engineers.

Year Location Dates
2017 Kansas City, MO November 1 – November 5, 2017

Register here: https://shpeconference.shpe.org/registration/


The National Society of Black Engineers 44th Annual Convention (#NSBE44) will take place March 21-March 25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The convention demonstrates NSBE’s commitment to lead the United States in graduating 10,000 Black engineers annually by 2025.

The Annual Convention showcases Black students and professionals who have a passion for STEM, who are high achievers in these fields and who are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society at large. #NSBE44 will attract more than 10,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators, representatives of more than 200 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

The convention will feature high-profile speakers, panel discussions, dynamic workshops, networking sessions, community engagement events, technical and scientific competitions, hands-on engineering and science activities and the premier career fair geared toward African Americans in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

View registration rates here: http://convention.nsbe.org/nsbe44-registration/