Tips for Getting Employer Approval

July 1–6, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington

Maximize your NSPE membership by attending the 2014 NSPE Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in person. The NSPE Annual Meeting is the only event where you can connect with PEs from across the country in all disciplines. Not only will you benefit professionally, but your employer will also benefit from your attendance. The following are reasons to justify your participation:

Networking—The 2014 NSPE Annual Meeting enables access to an unprecedented network of professional engineers from across the US who work in all disciplines and industries.

Educational sessions—Session content and training will equip you with new skills to take back to the office.

Best practices—Field experts will provide you with information on how to improve the way your organization functions.

Licensure maintenance—You can earn up to 14 PDHs to fulfill continuing educational requirements to maintain your PE license.

Professional growth—Your experience at the meeting will provide you with ethics training, leadership skills through membership engagement, and connect you with PEs who share the same commitment to professionalism as you do: all of which will make you an even better professional engineer at work.

Knowledge sharing—Upon your return, you will be able to cross train colleagues on session topics, best practices, and the latest trends in the profession (PowerPoint presentations can be accessed online).

Business investment—Studies indicate that leadership training can lead to increased job satisfaction, productivity, and a higher quality of work. In some cases, the benefits have been estimated to exceed expenses by well over 1000%.

Here are some additional reasons for attending the NSPE Annual Meeting this July in Washington DC.

Below are tools and resources to help you prepare your request for attendance: (The following resources are Word documents. If you don't have Word installed, you can download Word Viewer for free.)

NSPE Annual Meeting Testimonials

“Attending and participating in the NSPE Annual Meeting over the past 3 years has been a primary driving force to the development of my professional and leadership skills. Interacting and developing relationships with the engineering profession’s top leaders across the United States has been a great asset to me as an individual, the teams I lead, and my company.”

Daniel A. Gilbert, P.E.
Principal, Stantec
Lexington, KY


“The NSPE Annual Meeting is a great networking opportunity to gather contacts from numerous fields of expertise. It also provides resources for thinking outside the box by talking to other professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. It provides a way to share knowledge and experience gained from someone else's trials and errors.”

Sandra N Knight, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE
County Engineer, Bradley County Government
Cleveland, TN


“Over the past four years, I have had the opportunity to participate in the NSPE Annual Meeting. Participating in the meeting and engaging with other members through committees and task forces has allowed me to grow my leadership skills and the techniques required to lead teams of diverse individuals. These skills are a benefit to not only my individual growth and development but to the leadership within my firm.”

Amy M. Barrett, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineer, Hafer Associates, P.C.
Evansville, IN


"I've been to numerous NSPE Annual Meetings, and I've benefited both professionally and personally from each event. The opportunity to meet fellow engineers from the U.S. and abroad, coupled with attending the seminars, leadership sessions, and other events, always results in an overall experience that is rewarding and provides me with something I can apply back in the office. Spending time surrounded with like-minded professionals is rewarding, and I have found that I've grown as an engineer and have a deeper appreciation of our profession, thanks to my affiliation with NSPE."

David A Janover, P.E., F.NSPE
Town Engineer, Town of Islip
Islip Terrace, NY