On behalf of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), I would like to invite you to join with our organization as we prepare to bring our 39th Annual Convention to Indianapolis, IN from March 27 – 31, 2013. Over 10,000 attendees will be in attendance for the five-day event. The NSBE Annual Convention has nearly a $5,000,000 impact on the host city. We are challenging our organization, members and stakeholders to maximize this spending within the African-American community throughout the planning process and the actual convention.
Founded in 1975, NSBE is the nation’s leading 501 (c) 3 non-profit, student-governed organization with more than 35,700 active members world-wide. 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, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas.
NSBE’s Annual Convention returns to the city of Indianapolis after much success of the 2001 Annual Convention where more than 9000 students, alumni, and professional members were in attendance and more than 300 companies participated in our career fair, competing for the best engineering talent in the black community. During the 2001 Annual Convention, Indianapolis’s own Vivica A. Fox hosted our Golden Torch Awards (GTA) along with plenary speakers: Tavis Smiley, Tony Brown Kweisi Mfume and many others. Our Annual Convention recognizes excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government, and academic leaders, as well as university and pre-college students. These awards illustrate the possibilities that can be cultivated through support and responsibility. The proceeds of convention are used to create college scholarships for gifted high school students. Various media outlets will be covering our Annual Convention.
NSBE’s 39th Annual Convention will be held at the Indiana Convention Center from March 27 – 31, 2013. The convention theme is “#NSBE2013: Honoring Our Past, Driving Our Community Forward”.
Be sure to visit the NSBE Career Fair and the inaugural NSBE Showcase, where you can jump start your career, learn about new technologies or find the perfect gift to take home. Whatever it is, our partners can surely provide it for you.
For more information on how to participant in the NSBE Showcase, or to be considered for purchasing opportunities please contact our Showcase Coordinator, Delano M. White at firstname.lastname@example.org or the NSBE National Business Diversity Chairperson at email@example.com.
Whitney B. Gaskins
NSBE 2013 Annual Convention Planning Chairperson