National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
2017 National Conference

Blazing a New Path

As student support professionals and advocates dedicated to broadening participation of students from underrepresented minority groups in engineering, we challenged ourselves to transform our way of thinking about the problems we face related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at our 2016 National Conference and left invigorated. We look forward to building on that conversation collaborating with you again as we blaze a new path for cultivating diversity in the 21st century! You will leave this conference with renewed motivation, new ideas, new strategies, and a network of NAMEPA professionals for support. Come to the NAMEPA 2017 Conference and create your blueprint to build a diverse community of engineering professionals.


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Conference Hotel Information

Inn at Virginia Tech

Rate: $125 plus tax / night

Hotel adjoined to conference facilities. Complimentary self-parking is available for hotel guests. Complimentary wireless internet service throughout the hotel and conference meeting rooms.

Please call the hotel and tell them you are with the Multicultural Program Administrators to get the NAMEPA rate and book your room as soon as possible! The Engineering Expo Career Fair (300 companies) is the same week so we expect the hotel to be at capacity.

To book online for the Inn at Virginia Tech: Click on Reservations > Add Code > Select “Group Attendee” from the drop down menu. The code is: MPA0917

The NAMEPA Conference rate is available through August 16 or until our block is full.





Transportation Options from Roanoke Airport (ROA) | 41 miles away

  • Car Rental [Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo]
  • Roanoke Airport Transport Service [ Group rates available if a group arrives at the same time] 
  • City Cab (540 – 815 – 5050)
  • Smart Way Bus ($4 one way | Drop off at Squires Student Center @ Virginia Tech | Request pick-up from hotel) – Smart Way Bus does NOT operate on Sundays. For more details on alternative options click here.

Transportation options from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) | 179 miles away

  • Car Rental [Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty]