2021 Professional Development Conference

presented by

Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies ​

Shifting Gears

Thriving through Transitions

Saturday, May 08, 2021
Virtual Conference

The Conference

One Day of Powerful Talks & an additional year of on-demand sessions
08 May 2021
08:30 am

COMPES PDC 2021 Features a 3-Track Summit of Live Sessions that Includes:

  • Exciting Technical Topics

  • Soft Skill Development

  • How to Thrive Through Transitions

 

Attendees Will Benefit From:

  • On-demand access to career and personal growth resources

  • Virtual networking with our target attendance of 200+ professionals

  • Attend breakout sessions on technical and personal growth topics

  • Access to our resources to aid in career planning and development

COMPES PDC is a one-day conference that will take place from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm. The detailed agenda and speakers will be announced as we get closer to the day of the conference.

 
Stadium Concrete Seats

Schedule

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 9:40 AM

Keynote Speaker: Sonia Rief, Vice President, Program Management Office

9:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Motivational Speaker: Chip Eichelberger

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM

Breakout Session 1

  • 3 Career Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  • Be Heard Even When You Whisper

  • Excelling Through Overseas Assignments

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch and Networking

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Breakout Session 2

  • Your Career is a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder

  • Coffee Chat - Moving Through the Spectrum (TBD)

  • EV Battery Technology

1:50 PM - 2:35 PM

Breakout Session 3

  • Panel: Navigating Your Career - Risks and Pivots

  • Mindset Matters     |      Security Without a Safety Net - Creating Opportunities in the COVID-19 Era

  • Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Future and Challenges  |  Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and Generative Design

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Any Time AM/PM

On-Demand Sessions

 

Speakers

 
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Keynote

Sonia Rief

Vice President, Program Management Office & Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America, Inc.

Sonia Rief is currently Vice President, Vehicle Connected Services and Program Management Office for...

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Motivational

Chip Eichelberger

Motivational Speaker

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Amanda Mohan

Amanda Mohan

Julie Bellamy

Julie Bellamy

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Heather Monigan

Heather Monigan

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Michelle Larsosa

Michelle Larsosa

Mary Parker

Mary Parker

Lisa Harvey Roach

Lisa Harvey Roach

Beki Fraser

Beki Fraser

Justin McKnight

Justin McKnight

Jyotika Athavale

Jyotika Athavale

Amy Rossi

Amy Rossi

About COMPES

What is COMPES?

The Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies (COMPES) was formed in 2000 as an initiative between the NSBE, SHPE, and SWE Detroit sections. The goal of this partnership is to strengthen and build each other up to better reach each individual society's goals.

Society Mission Statements

 

NSBE Mission Statement

To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
 

SHPE Mission Statement 

Changing lives in Detroit by inspiring and motivating young Hispanic students to achieve educational excellence in STEM fields through mentoring and community presence; as well as enhancing career opportunities for Hispanics by providing a strong professional network.
 

SWE Mission Statement

The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

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Last conference we had...

Participants

120

Topics

9

Sessions

3

Speakers

17

 

Sponsors

host

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platinum

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gold

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Silver

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interested in sponsoring? contact us: info@compespdc.org