The 2015 NSBE Technical Professionals Conference (TPC) was recently hosted in Southern California on March 25–29, 2015, at the Anaheim Marriott and Convention Center as part of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 41st Annual Convention. The annual convention convened over 7,000 participants and this year's convention theme is “Innovation & Excellence: Reimagining Your Future”.
The Technical Professionals Conference packed more than 12 events into the conference including executive roundtables, career panels, industry workshops, networking sessions and premier special events. Conference highlights included the TPC Executive Roundtable series featuring a dynamic lineup of 18 executive leaders covering a variety of global topics and the “Comcast NBCUniversal Experience” a special event powered by Comcast NBCUniversal featuring a showcase of media, technology and creative content. NSBE also partnered with global security company, Northrop Grumman, who hosted two signature luncheons and an executive breakfast featuring fireside chats with several top-level executives from the corporation. Lastly, the conference closed out with an evening extravaganza entitled “Empire Saturday” presented by Fox Networks with custom footage and branded items from the hit television show along with a few special surprises.
“The conference is a chance for NSBE members and industry professionals to network, explore opportunities, gain professional development, support future STEM leaders and learn best practices from successful executives,” Amilcar Aaron, TPC Conference Chair said.
The NSBE Professionals have engaged a strong roster of participating conference partners including Accenture, Campbell Soup Company, Cargill, Caterpillar, Cummins, Dell, Eaton, Electronic Arts, FBI, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Kelley School of Business, L-3 Communications, Lenovo, Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm, RWJF New Connections, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Gas Co., Starbucks, United Technologies Corporation and US Marines.
“This conference would simply not be possible without the support of these local, national and global companies,” Aaron said. “We truly value our partner relationships and really appreciate their commitment to recruiting diverse talent, sharing their expertise and supporting the NSBE mission.”
About NSBE: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is owned and managed by its members. With more than 30,000 members around the world, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff at its World Headquarters, located in Alexandria, Va.