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Dallas event to bring together technical professionals from across the U.S. 

 

Alexandria, VA (BlackNews.com) — The National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension (NSBE-AE) will host the 2012 Professional Development Conference in Dallas TX. The conference, themed “Fulfilling the Mission to Succeed Professionally” will be hosted October 4-6 at the Hotel Intercontinental. This conference will attract African-American Technical Professionals from across the country to come together for technical training, professional development and high powered networking.

Included in the list of top-notch confirmed speakers is Stedman Graham, CEO of S. Graham and Associates. Mr. Graham will speak on the topic of personal branding, a topic that he has presented to a number of corporate & non-profit groups. Stedman Graham educates individuals and industries on using Success Circles(TM) a work-life balance tool he developed to make information and experience relevant to personal, professional and business growth. Other confirmed speakers include Pat Locke, the first African American female graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Louis Upkins, sports & entertainment entrepreneur whose clients have included Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Starbucks and the Olympic Games.

The conference will also feature a number of technical training workshops designed to give attendees specific knowledge in a variety of fields. These workshops include Affordability in the Aerospace & Defense Sectors, Creating an App for Mobile Devices and an Introduction to LEAN. Additionally all of the NSBE-AE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will present on topics related to their technical fields of specialty.

To round out the conference experience, attendees will participate in a number of networking activities including the Mentoring from the C-Suite sessions. In these sessions, attendees will be broken into small groups and receive mentoring from top executives in attendance. Then there is the EPIC networking event, designed to help attendees get the most out of their experience and have as many meaningful new contacts as possible.

In order to obtain more information about the Professional Development Conference, please visit the conference website at http://pdc.nsbe-ae.org. Here you will find information regarding workshop presenters and activities as well as hotel & registration information.
About NSBE
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), a student-governed, not-for-profit organization founded in 1975, is the premier organization serving blacks in engineering and technology. With more than 29,000 members and 400 chapters in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of college and pre-college students and technical professionals. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” For more information about the NSBE Alumni Extension, visit www.nsbe-ae.org. You can also connect with NSBE-AE on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NSBEalumni) and follow us on Twitter (@nsbeae)

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