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TPC Events Highlights:

2012 NSBE-AE “Red Carpet VIP Reception” presented by UPMC

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm


PNC Park – Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The Red Carpet VIP Reception will be the premiere “Welcome to Pittsburgh” upscale networking reception for all NSBE Alumni professionals, leaders, strategic partners, and the Who’s Who of the Greater Pittsburgh region.  This event is hosted by the National Alumni Executive Board (AEB) and will spotlight both individuals and organizations who have been champions ensuring an exceptional 2012 Technical Professional Conference experience for all NSBE members.  This private event takes place at the Hall of Fame Club inside PNC Park, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be the pre-event for the evening’s TPC Kickoff Party.
The Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club is PNC Park’s newest venue and boasts views of the city of Pittsburgh and the PNC Park playing field.  One of our largest venues, the Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club is located in left field and features retractable glass doors that open to PNC Park providing an "open air" atmosphere.
**Upscale and chic attire expected; dress code will be enforced. Food will be served.

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2012 TPC Kick-off: The “Blueprint” presented by GE

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 10:00pm - 2:00am


PNC Park – Lexus Club
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The TPC Kick-Off: The “Blueprint” is the official kick-off celebration for the 2012 Technical Professional Conference.  This social networking and entertainment event will bring together a distinguished audience of NSBE professionals, company representatives, professionals from the Greater Pittsburgh region.  Join us for an exceptional evening inside the Pittsburgh Pirate’s very own PNC Park as we celebrate NSBE Professional style inside the exclusive Lexus Club with live music, dancing, food and beverage.  This event is presented by GE.
The Lexus Club is a sophisticated lounge and dining area with d├ęcor that is accented with rich woodwork and unique Pirates artwork and memorabilia. An elaborate bar, lounge area and fireplace accentuate the elegance.
**Upscale and chic attire expected; dress code will be enforced. Food will be served.

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Inside the Executive Suite featuring Mr. Rodney Adkins, SVP – IBM Systems and Technology Group

Hosted by NSBE Executive Director, Carl Mack

Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 8:00am-9:30am


David L. Lawrence Convention Center –  Room 409-410
This event will feature an exclusive one-on-one interview with our special guest Mr. Rodney C. Adkins, Senior Vice President – IBM Systems and Technology Group.  Join us for a rare glimpse into the world of a highly successful corporate executive as he shares his story with our NSBE membership in an intimate setting.  Special invites are extended to all NSBE graduating seniors, APEX Collegiate members, and Information Technology Think Tank SIG members.  We will conclude the event with Q&A from the audience.

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**Business attire expected.

**Limited seating available for this exclusive event, so arrive early!  Breakfast will be served.

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Corporate Invitational and Speed Networking Event hosted by McKesson

Sponsored by GE, Intel, Life Technologies, Jones Lang LaSalle and Time Warner Cable

Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 7:00pm-8:30pm


Westin Convention Center Hotel –  Allegheny I
The NSBE Corporate Invitational and Speed Networking is a signature event which brings together NSBE professionals from various technical disciplines and corporate representatives seeking talented individuals for career opportunities.  This professional networking event is the place to be for making connections and getting the inside scoop on career opportunities.  Recruiters from participating sponsors will be on-hand looking to engage our NSBE professionals so take advantage of the Speed Networking sessions.
**To sign-up for the Speed Networking sessions with corporate recruiters from participating companies, please email Amilcar Aaron at finance@nsbe-ae.org.

**Upscale and chic attire expected; dress code will be enforced. Food will be served.

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Graduating Seniors and Young Professionals Reception

Sponsored by CH2M Hill, Chevron, and San Diego Gas & Electric

Friday March 30, 2012 from 7:00pm-9:00pm


Omni William Penn Hotel –  Urban Ballroom
This signature event of the NSBE-AE has been refreshed to provide even more interaction amongst Graduating Seniors, NSBE professionals and participating corporate representatives.  This year’s GSR reception has been combined with our newly created Young Professionals initiative so we’ll be honoring our graduating seniors who have completed their undergraduate studies and are ready to enter the next phase of their development as professionals.  We will also spotlight our new Young Technical Professional “Members on the Move Award” which recognizes emerging young professionals for their early career success.  Join us for a wonderful evening of quality networking in a chic professional setting.

**Upscale and chic attire expected; dress code will be enforced. Food will be served.

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Power Networking Party presented by  Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh
and NSBE Alumni Extension

Co-Hosted by National Urban League Young Professionals and NSBE-AE Pittsburgh Chapter

Friday, March 30, 2012 from 10:00pm - 2:00am


August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
$20 cover charge for NSBE Conference registrants

$30 cover charge for General Admission

Limited number of complimentary tickets and discount tickets will be awarded to TPC registrants during various signature TPC events.

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The Power Networking Party is an upscale new signature event that celebrates the synergy that exists between two of the premiere organizations for black professionals.  The NSBE Alumni Extension and the National Urban League Young Professionals are passionate about effecting positive change in the lives of their members and communities across the nation.  This collaboration is the beginning of a fruitful alliance between the organizations, both locally and nationally.  Come join us for an exclusive evening of networking and socializing with some of the best and brightest young professionals and technology leaders from around the world.  This event is co-hosted by the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh and our NSBE-AE Pittsburgh Chapter.  
This event takes place at the iconic and sleekly modern August Wilson Center for African American Culture conveniently located a short walking distance from the Convention Center in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh.  Event will feature a guest appearance by a nationally recognized entertainer as well as invited Pittsburgh special guests.  The Center is a place like no other for experiencing theater, dance, music, history, film, literature, visual art, interactive education and spectacular entertainment, all under one roof.
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**Upscale and chic attire expected; Dress code will be enforced; Food will be served;

TPC Workshops for Chapter and Professional Development

Learning Organization: Developing A Sustainable AE Chapter

How do you develop and maintain an AE chapter?" This workshop is an introduction and overview of the 5 disciplines of learning organization and its application to developing an AE chapter. This workshop will provide the opportunity to explore specific strategies to enhance AE chapter sustainability through learning organization concepts and design.

Understanding the Game

A workshop designed for current college students, recent college graduates and those early in their career. The workshop provides career management best practices that will help the attendee to accelerate their performance and impact to their company in their first years of employment.

Leading and Excelling in Change and Change Management

The only constant in the universe is Change. The professional’s ability to embrace and lead change will be a key component of their success. This workshop will provide information on how to plan and implement change efforts that fully support business and technological objectives, save time and money, and lead to a more engaged workforce.

Project Management Courses

In an effort to 'succeed professionally,' the TPC mini conference will offer two Project Management Courses: Improving Your PM Skills and Best Practices for the Multi - Project Manager. Wherever you are in your career, one of these seminars, offered by the American Management Associate, is sure to meet your needs.

The Emerging Leaders Program

Facilitated by the Consortium of High Potential Leadership Development, this course will teach attendees the skills needed to be a confident leader. Any individual seeking to increase their roles of leadership responsibility should definitely sign up for this course.

The Executive Mentoring Program

This unique course will pair selected mentees with an established executive to discuss career planning and development and goal setting. Participants will also receive general advice on how to reach similar levels of success. Don’t miss your great opportunity to move up in your company. Take this course and get the tools you need to achieve success.

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