NSPECon24 Call for Presentations
Submission Site Opens - November 1, 2023
Submission Deadline - January 10, 2024
Session Proposals will be collected through the Reviewr submission and review website. Instructions about creating an account and submission requirement will be available November 1. There are limits of two (2) proposals per person and three (3) presenters per proposal.
Proposals are reviewed for:
- Relevance to P.E.’s and the engineering profession
- Ability to attract an audience
- Overall quality of the submission
Share your expertise with professional engineers at a nationally recognized conference. Accepted presenters will receive:
- Recognition on the conference website with a headshot photo, biography, and session description.
- A customized press release announcing your participation and contribution to the conference to share with your employer and/or clients.
- Assistance with (and guidelines for) promoting your session on social media outlets.
- Follow-up survey results and comments related to your presentation.
- The unparalleled opportunity to give back to the professional engineer community.
Topic I: Amplify Your Leadership Power Skills
Beyond being technically qualified and committed to ethical practices, PEs are leaders. NSPE is seeking skills-focused presentations for all levels.
- Presentation skills
- Public Speaking
- Media relations
- Preparing to be an expert witness
- Technical report writing
- Proposal writing/preparation
- Communicating with political representatives and community stakeholders
- Goal setting
- Evaluating performance
- Recruiting, managing, and retaining talent
- Coaching and mentoring
- Working with clients and stakeholders
- Managing diverse teams
- Maximizing performance of engineering and multi-disciplinary teams
Topic II: Stay Informed About Issues and Trends Impacting the Profession
The workplace environment is constantly changing and evolving. NSPE is seeking presentations addressing the latest issues and trends impacting PEs and the engineering industry.
Engineering Trends and Issues
- Food and water security
- Artificial intelligence (AI) and data securing
- Climate variability, sustainability, and resilience
- Power grids and supplying robust power
- Understanding PE’s responsibility in infrastructure change
- Renewable energy
- Big data usage on projects
Workplace Trends and Issues
- Managing and leveraging remote and hybrid workplaces
- Lessons learned from COVID and working in a post-COVID environment
- Supporting staff in times of crisis
- Understanding multi-generational workplaces
- Creating an inclusive work environment
- Developing entry level engineers
Topic III: Invest in Your Career
Choosing a career as a professional engineer is an intentional act by engineers committed to the public’s health safety, and welfare. NSPE is seeking career development topics that will help engineers at all career stages achieve their potential.
- Multi-jurisdictional licensure
- Engineering ethics
- Marketing and business development
- Compliance and reporting
- The business case for diverse teams
- Conducting meetings in a hybrid world
- Professional practice: starting your own firm, business plan, M&A impacts & personal decisions
- Finance for non-financial managers
- Work in the federal/state arena
Networking and Interpersonal Relationships
- Building a personal brand (e.g. social media, how to build your LinkedIn presence)
- Mapping a career path
- Seeking mentors and building networks
- Leading at the local, state, and national level
- Interviewing in a post-COVID world
The Professional Landscape
- The future of the profession
- Serving society
- Global priorities
- Protecting the license through advocacy and outreach