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 11 – 14, 2019
Portland State University
Portland Professional Chapter
Portland, OR


February 14 – 17, 2019
University of California, Irvine
OC Professional Chapter
Irvine, CA


April 4 – 7, 2019
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Denver Professional Chapter
Fort Collins, CO


February 28 – March 3, 2019
George Mason University
Washington D.C. Professional Chapter
Washington, D.C.


March 21 – 24, 2019
St. Mary’s University
University of Texas, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


April 17 – 20, 2019
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Medtronic Professional Chapter
Minneapolis, MN


April 11 – 14, 2019
Florida International University
Miami Dade College
University of Miami
South Florida Professional Chapter
Miami, 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 Convention 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 Convention Date and Location

2019 Phoenix, AZ    October 30 – November 3, 2019

Past SHPE Conference Dates and Locations

2014Detroit, MINovember 5 – November 9, 2014
2015Baltimore, MDNovember 11 – November 15, 2015
2016Seattle, WANovember 2 – November 6, 2016
2017Kansas City, MONovember 1 – November 5, 2017
2018Cleveland, OHNovember 7 – November 11, 2018


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