About 

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) proudly presents our 9th Annual Professional Development Conference. This year’s event will be held August 10-14, 2022 at the Miami Marriott Dadeland in Miami, FL. We invite you to join us, as we focus on our theme: Rated “E!” Learn, reconnect, and discover the latest innovations in engineering and technology when the PDC lands in Miami, FL.   


Our Mission 

To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. 

The NSBE Professionals’ vision is to inspire the next generation of technical experts; and its mission is to serve as a catalyst for transforming the culture of engineering.  

NSBE will achieve these aspirations by creating a platform for Black STEM Professionals to form valuable personal and professional connections through collaboration and knowledgesharing strategies. These connections focus on transforming individuals from early technical stages to technical mastery. NSBE also provides opportunities to cultivate leaders in career, technology, and non-profit spaces; and support members as they transition from early stage, individual contributor to middle and later stage enterprise manager. 


The Professional Development Conference (PDC) is the premier event focused on the Professionals.  

The PDC is the world’s largest gathering of NSBE Professionals and over the course of three and a half days, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals, corporate representatives, and executives. Let’s leverage our NSBE community to solve problems, create shared understanding, and engineer common ground. 

Attend the Key Sessions 

Hear from Executive leaders as they share their vision of how the Engineering Ecosystem is helping us develop solutions to design a better future. Get exposed to some of the latest technologies with industry experts and be encouraged by special guest speakers. 

Get Trained & Certified 

Attend sessions with industry experts as they explore and apply the latest advancements to help you gain technical upskilling in the industry. Get practical tips and tricks you can apply to your own projects. 

Engage with sponsors and exhibitors 

Network with our sponsors and exhibitors and learn about potential opportunities to impact their industries and innovate. 

Network with your peers 

The PDC offers many networking and collaboration opportunities with peers, whether networking at hospitality suites or during coffee breaks, find others with shared experiences, and converse about relevant industry related topics.   


Participate in the various workshop tracks! 

EDIFY This workshop track promotes culturally relevant approaches to achieving personal goals, self-awareness, and financial health and wellness. These workshops cultivate social skills and prepare individuals for personal growth and realizing overall well-being. 

ELEVATE This workshop track presents opportunities for attendees to gain technical industry skillsets and mobilize science. They will highlight innovation, pervasive and emerging technologies, and identify critical knowledge and innovation gaps. Workshops in this track will promote digital literacy; inspire creativity and specializations, within the technical community. 

EMANATE This workshop track promotes connectedness and amplifying community growth and prosperity, community involvement, and civic engagement. These workshops discuss collaborations, community partnerships, volunteering, and dealing with social justice issues and social responsibility. Employers can promote employee volunteerism, and other ways to improve social well-being. 

EMBARK This workshop track delivers innovative tools, tips, and techniques, to enhance leadership skills; and strategies to face challenges within the workplace or an organization’s leadership structure. Identify skills to become not only a great manager, but also a great leader. Learn about effective leadership behaviors (i.e. lead by example), coaching techniques, and how to empower and inspire others. 

EQUIP This workshop track focuses on the three pillars of professional success: preparation, development and execution. These workshops offer marketable career enhancement skills and/or continuing education credits that are applicable across industries and disciplines. Attendees gain skills to be more productive, to be engaged in global learning, and to become influencers in their spaces