National Society of Black Engineers

41st Annual Convention

Innovation & Excellence: Reimagining your future

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‘Tis the season to begin planning to attend the 41st NSBE Annual Convention, March 25–29,2015. As you know, the convention is coming back to Cali’, and I guarantee you will experience great weather, great people and a great time that will undoubtedly have you Reimagine Your Future. The convention will be held in the beautiful city of Anaheim, Calif., home of “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Register today to claim your spot at NSBE’s largest event of the year. You won’t want to miss this one!

Ethan L. Smith
NSBE 2015 Annual Convention Planning Committee Chairperson

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 offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE comprises 394 active chapters — 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate — located in six geographic regions. 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.
The vision of NSBE’s 2015 Annual Convention is to highlight and inspire innovation, while celebrating and encouraging excellence in technical fields. Through these actions, we will introduce our membership to new possibilities for the future of their careers and their communities. The convention will showcase innovation in a variety of traditional and emerging fields. We will honor those who exhibit excellence in their professions. NSBE’s 41st Annual Convention, in 2015, will set the tone for future NSBE conventions and give attendees tools and experiences that will equip them for success in our rapidly changing world.
The primary concerns of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are our mission and our members. NSBE is dedicated to the academic, professional, and cultural development of our student and professional members, as well as the development of ethically sensitive and responsible persons. It seeks to achieve these goals through sound academic and professional programming and through regulations and policies governing conduct that encourages independence, maturity and respect for the rights and viewpoints of others.

Conduct at non-Society-sponsored activities is viewed as the members’ personal business. Conduct at Society-sponsored events is expected to be in accordance with this Member Code of Conduct (hereafter referred to as “the Code”). The Society reserves the right to impose disciplinary sanctions or take other appropriate action when conduct is not in accordance with the Code.

This Code is in effect for all chapter, regional and national Society activities.  Read More.



Housing has officially opened! Be sure to secure your room(s) today! 
Deposit Information: A one night stay deposit (room rate plus tax) is required for each reservation. Credit cards will be charged a one-time, non-refundable $4.00 processing fee per reservation at the time of booking.


Not sure how to get to convention? Want to know more about travel discounts? Make sure to download the “Reimagine Travel Document,” located here.


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Golden Torch Awards

The NSBE Golden Torch Awards ceremony is the closing extravaganza of our Annual Convention. These awards are the most prestigious honor given by the Society. Each year, the awards ceremony recognizes NSBE’s highest academic achievers; the greatest supporters of NSBE’s mission; and industry, government and academic leaders in technology.