Dear NSBE Members,

NSBE’s National Executive Board appreciates your patience as we work through the next steps for NSBE's 46th

Annual Convention. After a comprehensive review of the information available from experts on COVID-19, and

after receiving your feedback, the board has decided to move forward with #NSBE46 on August 19–23, 2020 in

San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. González Convention Center. NSBE will also hold a virtual career fair in

April for our members, so you will have the opportunity to connect with recruiters, secure interviews and pursue

internships and full-time positions.

These decisions were made during an emergency meeting of the board last night, Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Please stay tuned for the date of the virtual career fair as we finalize details and logistics.

#NSBE46 will be our Society's first Annual Convention held outside of the spring. Despite the challenges

presented by the current global crisis, this is a major opportunity for NSBE to hold our first-ever convention at

the beginning of the career recruitment season.

NSBE’s convention housing contractor, Conference Direct, and the convention hotels will automatically cancel

your current reservations in their systems, and all cancellation fees will be waived. Any cancellation fees

collected since the date of the convention postponement, March 6, 2020, will be refunded. If you have any

questions or if you have already cancelled your reservation, please reach out to Conference Direct via email at

Any attendee who is unable to attend #NSBE46 on the new dates and who notified NSBE after March 6, 2020 is

entitled to either a full credit or a full refund. For more information, please click here. Any cancellation requests

received after April 16, 2020 will be eligible for a full credit that can be used only toward a future NSBE

conference or convention.

NSBE will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 leading up to #NSBE46 and will keep you informed, as

the health and safety of our members and stakeholders are our top priorities. We will follow-up soon with more


We truly wish everyone the best possible outcome during this pandemic.


Jocelyn Jackson

2019–2020 National Chair


Austin Mamou

2019-2020 National Convention Planning Chair