Largest Latinx STEM Conference Takes Over SeattleSupporting and Advancing Latinx Students and Professionals

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Largest Latinx STEM Conference takes over SeattleSupporting and Advancing Latinx Students and ProfessionalsSociety of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will bring over 6,500 attendees to Seattle, WA on November 2nd through November 5th, 2016. The annual SHPE Conference is the largest gathering of Latinx student and professional STEM talent in the nation.

Making an impact in the lives of Latinos in STEM.

“It never ceases to amaze us, the tens of thousands Latino students and professionals we have impacted through our programs. Our conference serves as unique platform to experience our mission’s impact in real time.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will bring over 6,500 attendees to Seattle, WA on November 2nd through November 5th, 2016. The annual SHPE Conference is the largest gathering of Latinx student and professional STEM talent in the nation. The SHPE Conference introduces students to STEM careers, provides programming to support personal and professional growth, offers professional development and networking opportunities, and attracts companies seeking highly qualified Latinx talent in these disciplines.

Over 500 attendees join the SHPE conference representing Fortune 500 companies, Government, Military Branches, and Academia to lead workshops, recruit top Latinx STEM talent, network, and recognize award recipients at the STAR Awards Gala. SHPE has the honor to celebrate Boeing’s Centennial at conference.

In an effort to connect SHPE members and attendees with Seattle’s rising Tech Hub and near-by Silicon Valley, SHPE is launching a Tech Program that includes a Hackathon. The Tech program will include 2 days of workshop, a Tech Innovation Theater, and Technology and Entrepreneurship tracks, amongst other robust educational workshops.

The last time SHPE Conference was hosted 1995 that featured Bill Gates, SHPE has grown exponentially from hosting it at a hotel ballroom to taking up the entire Seattle Convention Center. For 2016, we are excited to have Mayor Ed Murray dedicate a proclamation to SHPE.

“It never ceases to amaze us, the tens of thousands Latino students and professionals we have impacted through our programs. Our conference serves as unique platform to experience our mission’s impact in real time. This is where it all comes together; where you see SHPE changing lives through STEM in our community”, CEO, Barry Cordero

SHPE National Conference is the culmination of all SHPE programs covering the entire STEM Pipeline that serve K-12 through the Pre-College Symposium, Undergraduates, Graduate, Faculty and Academia, and Professionals.

The conference will also host an Executive Roundtable; The Inclusion in D&I: Advancing Latinx in the STEM Workforce. Aimed at raising awareness and developing inclusion plans to corporate leaders in attendance and the Industry Partnership Council made up of 46 Fortune 500 companies. SHPE recognizes all of their partners that support diverse recruitment. SHPE professional programs focus on retention strategies and advancement of Latinx talent.

For more information on SHPE Conference 2016, please visit http://www.shpe.org/shpe2016.

About SHPE
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a network of more than 400 chapters nationally. SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE provides a variety of programming and resources including hosting the largest annual Hispanic STEM conference in the nation. For more information, visit http://www.shpe.org.

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