National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)

The National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA) is exclusively designed to provide newly-elected student and professional chapter executive board members with the resources for leadership and chapter development. Communication and strategic planning skills are essential to be successful in your SHPE chapters and along your professional career path. The NILA committee is dedicated to strengthening your opportunities for success!

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Regional Leadership Development Conferences (RLDC)

SHPE stages regional leadership development conferences on a yearly basis for the leadership of the SHPE student chapters to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. They take place in all of the seven SHPE regions.


April 12 – 15,2018
California State University, Fresno
Fresno Professional Chapter
Fresno, CA


March 29 – April 1,2018
California State University, Northridge
GSFV Professional Chapter
Los Angeles, CA


March 1-4,2018
Boise State University
Idaho Professional Chapter
Boise, ID


March 1-4,2018
New York Professional Chapter
New York, NY


March 8-11,2018
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
McAllen, TX


April 5-8,2018
University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago Professional Chapter
Chicago, IL


February 22-25,2018
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Central Florida Professional Chapter
Daytona Beach, FL

SHPE National Convention

The SHPE National Convention is the major event for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country.

Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 6,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. It also provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student engineers.

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Upcoming SHPE Conference Dates and Locations

2018 Cleveland, OH November 7 – November 11, 2018

Past SHPE Conference Dates and Locations

2014 Detroit, MI November 5 – November 9, 2014
2015 Baltimore, MD November 11 – November 15, 2015
2016 Seattle, WA November 2 – November 6, 2016
2017 Kansas City, MO November 1 – November 5, 2017

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