2013 Annual Conference Highlights - COMING SOON!!!



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        Download the 2013 Conference Registration Form here

        Download the 2013 Conference Agenda here

        Download the full 2013 Call for Programs here  

        Download the full 2013 Call for Awards here

        Download the Student Symposium Details here

        Download the Sponsorship Prospectus here

        Download the Accommodation Details here 

General Conference Information

Thank you for considering the 2013 NAMEPA Annual Conference! 

Please join us this year on February 6-9, 2013 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana as we prepare for a meeting of the minds to share, engage, and mold the future of multicultural engineering programs.  This year’s theme:  “Back to the Basics: Re-Engineering the 80-20 Rule” encourages us to look beyond our local university communities and develop ways we can join forces to make a national impact. 


Registration Information


Conference Registration Fees:

Standard $425 after Nov. 30th

Late $450 after Dec. 28th

Pre Conference $50

         Registering with a CHECK or PAY ORDER?  >>> Click Here

                   ***please fax or mail in form with CHECK or PAY ORDER***

Meet the Keynote Speaker


      Mr. Don Thompson

  President & Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's Corp.

Hot Topics at the 2013 NAMEPA National Conference


  Click below for more information on 
  participating in the STUDENT SYMPOSIUM 

Accommodations Details



Accepting hotel reservations 10 days prior, January 25, 2013, to conference date. Reservation requests received after 5pm of the cut-off date will be accepted based on availability.


101 N Grant St

West Lafayette IN 47906

(765) 494-8900 | Fax (765) 494-8924

Union Club Front Desk Hours:
 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

For more information on the hotel please click HERE



Room Type                            Number of Occupants/Room Rate per night

South Wing                                       1 or 2                   3                      4

Deluxe Double                        $122                $129                $136

North Wing

Queen                                         $96                  $96

Double – Twin                           $96                 $102

Double Double                          $106               $114                $122

Family Suite (Double Twin-Queen)                $114                $122

Transportation Details

Two shuttle services are available for pick up from & drop off to the airport: Lafayette Limo and Star of America.  They both will pick up at the same location at the airport and drop off at the Union. For more information please see the click the logos or the links below.


   Online booking:


   Phone (765) 497-3828


   Online Booking:


   Phone 1-800-228-0814

Event Information

This conference offers something for everyone!  Whether you are a new director, new staff member or a seasoned veteran, this year’s topics will yield meaningful results that will help your program thrive! Download the official Call For Programs here.


“How to justify your numbers”

Do you have an award winning MEP and award winning support, come share your methods for making your programs and numbers appeal to corporate partners, institutional partners, and perspective students.

Limited Space - Registration Required
Deadline: December 1st, 2012


Presentation Topics (include but not limited to):

  • Designing Effective Student Programming
  • Building Bridges to Industry and Graduate Education
  • Testing Best Practices: Back to Basics 

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and emailed as a Word or PDF document to: Teara Flagg, Co-Chair for NAMEPA 2013 Annual Conference,

Download the full 2013 Call for Programs here

Deadline: November 30, 2012

Program & Professional Exhibit Topics (include but not limited to):

  • Bridge Programs
  • Career Development
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Graduate Program Recruitment
  • Internships
  • Mentoring Activities
  • MEP Programs
  • Research Opportunities (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Unique Collaborations 

The Program & Professional Exhibit will be viewed by NAMEPA members, corporate sponsors, student participants, and invited area K-12 STEM educators. 

Registration Instructions:

To secure a booth for your institution or company, please select the Program & Professional Exhibit option on the online registration form. 

 University rate for booth space is $100.

 Corporate rate for booth space without overall conference sponsorship is $350.

Questions? Contact Jacqueline Gatson, NAMEPA 2013 Conference Co-Chair, 

Download the full 2013 Call for Programs here

  • NAMEPA Industrial Member Award
  • NAMEPA Pre-College/Community Organization Award
  • NAMEPA Outstanding Contributions by an Individual Minority Engineering Program Administrator Award
  • NAMEPA Outstanding Region Award

All nominations must be submitted electronically in a letter format by email to

Download the full 2013 Call for Awards here

Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 2012.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are an industry representative, there is something for you as well!

Come learn about successful recruitment strategies and how to better engage Multicultural Engineering students on the campuses you partner with and on a broader scale.  You will also have a platform to network with member institutions from all over the nation!  Come learn more about corporate partnership opportunities and the NAMEPA scholarship fund!

We view the NAMEPA 2012 Conference as leading to an innovative partnership that fulfills the mutual unmet needs of MEP directors and corporate stakeholders. With your support and institutional sponsorship NAMEPA will improve its efforts to broaden the participation of
underrepresented students in schools of engineering and ultimately the domestic workforce.

Multiple levels of support and involvement are available, please consider sponsor opportunities and exposure in our important organization.

SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS - Click Here for Sponsorship Form

General Sponsorship Information

 Visionary………………………… $30,000 +                      
 Diamond…………………………. $20,000 +                      
 Platinum …………………….……$10,000 +                     
 Gold………………………………. $5,000 +                       
 Silver……………………………… $2,500 +                       

Sponsorship includes: 
  • Corporate Advisory Seat
  • Complimentary Registration
  • Access to National NAMEPA Network and Associated
  • STEM Diversity Programs
  • Access to Regional and local University Contacts

Sponsorship (Preferred item(s) are allocated on a first-come, first-served, basis.)

National Conference

Student Attendees $6,000.00 (sponsor 50 students) 

President’s Reception (all attendees) $4,000.00        

Buffet Breakfast (two available) $3,000.00 each

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (two available) $5,000.00 each  

Awards Gala and Banquet (all attendees) $6,000.00 

Conference Publications $10,000.00                                 

Each sponsor will receive signage at the sponsored event, credit in the conference program, credit onscreen between sessions, credit on the website along with a web link to their website for one year, access to the NAMEPA list serve and recognition from the podium by the NAMEPA President.

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