Exhibitor and Sponsor

Welcome to Kansas City and to #NSBE43!

This is where it happens... As the premier event for Black STEM talent, the NSBE Annual Convention attracts the best and brightest engineering students and professionals from around the globe.

On March 29–April 2, 2017, nearly 10,000 current and future engineers and technologists will convene at the Kansas City Convention Center for professional and leadership development, technical training, networking, and job opportunities. Be sure you’re there to meet them. No other event provides access to so many highly qualified, motivated Black students and professionals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience in all engineering disciplines.

The Annual Convention is the perfect place to recruit top talent from NSBE’s membership, and it also offers the unique opportunity to engage directly with our chapter officers and national leaders.

We invite you to partner with us for this important event. Your support will help provide participants with a first-class convention and ensure that they leave with the information, tools and skills they need to take their education and careers to the next level.

Make plans now to join us in Kansas City!

2017 Career Fair Exhibitors


Showcase your organization and recruit top Black engineering talent by reserving a booth in the Career Fair. Learn More



Build your brand and connect with your target audience by becoming a convention partner. Learn More


Get direct access to your future employees. Learn More


BCA & Affiliate Partners: Complimentary

NSBE Board of Corporate Affiliates (BCA) Partners and Affiliate Partners receive a complimentary 10’ x 20’ booth at the Annual Convention Career Fair. Visit the BCA and/or Affiliate Partner pages for more information about convention branding and value-added benefits provided to our strategic partners.

Corporate/Federal Agency: $11,500

This rate is for all for profit organizations, large- and mid-sized corporations and federal government agencies. After this date, only credit card deposit will be accepted.

Sm. Bus./Local Gov't.: $6,500

This rate is only available to small businesses and/or state, city and municipal government agencies. Small business is defined as a company operating with less than 200 employees whose gross annual revenue is less than $1 million.

Non-Profit: $3,500

This rate is for 501(c)3 organizations only.

College/University: $950

This rate is only available to colleges, universities and other higher education and/or academic institutions that are recruiting for undergraduate and graduate students.

To view the complete list of exhibitor benefits, please see page 11 of our partnership guide.

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Exhibitor Move-In

Tuesday, March 28, 1–5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Career Fair Show Hours

Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Friday, March 31, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Career Fair Exhibitor Move-Out

Friday, March 31, 5–10 p.m.

Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Career Fair is open exclusively to our APEX students (GPA of 3.0 or higher) and NSBE Senators each day from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

The Career Fair is open to all collegiate and professional convention registrants from 12–5 p.m. each day.

Pre-collegiate students will be allowed in the hall from 4–5 p.m. on Thursday and from 3–5 p.m. on Friday.

The Career Fair does not close for lunch. We recommend that your team take lunch breaks in shifts to ensure there is coverage at your booth. There are several restaurants within a short walk from the convention center.


Think outside the booth and connect with a diverse group of engineering talent. We have several opportunities available to help you reach your target audience, stand out from the crowd, and increase your presence beyond your booth space.

The Partnership Guide contains all of the necessary information for securing Career Fair and interview booths, and includes details about sponsoring hospitality suites, executive roundtables, luncheons, and much, much more.

View the Partnership Guide to see what #NSBE43 has to offer. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us at corp_relations@nsbe.org. We are happy to create a custom partnership package for you.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City!