National Society of Black Physicists

2010 Exhibitor Information

Conference Description
The joint NSBP/NSHP conference is a cutting-edge scientific meeting with over 120 oral and poster presentations.  There is also a student professional program which includes mentor-protégé match-making and a recruiting fair. 

With well over 500 attendees, comprised of students, postdoctoral research associates, and faculty/professional attendees, the NSBP/NSHP annual conference is the largest gathering of African American and Hispanic American physicists and physics students in the world.  We thus offer exhibitors unparalleled opportunities to interact with and recruit talented students, internship/fellowship candidates, researcher collaborators and program participants. 

Exhibitor Schedule
Exhibitors and recruiters can start moving in on the morning of Wednesday, February 10, 2010.  The exhibition/recruiter fair begins on Wednesday evening with the opening reception.  (The reception is in the exhibit hall.)  The exhibition/recruiter fair runs all day Thursday and Friday.  The conference coffee breaks are in the exhibit hall, as is another reception on Thursday evening.   Move out time is on Friday, February 12, 2010 after 5pm.

Attendee Profile
Student attendance at this conference has nearly doubled since 2002.  In 2010 we expect nearly 400 student attendees.  Typically there will be a 50-50 split of graduate and undergraduate students.  Of the undergraduate students 10% will be first year students, 25% will be sophomores, 25% juniors and 40% seniors.  Of the graduate students over 50% will be post-candidacy Ph.D. students.

Amongst the undergraduate students the gender distribution will most likely be 50-50, but at the graduate level 70% of the students will be male.  This proportion of women is apparently higher than what is present in the total physics student population.

Most of the students are highly inclined to attend graduate school, most commonly in physics.  Most would intend to pursue a traditional physics research career in academia or at a government lab.  But clearly if given alternative career information, many are open to other options.

Nearly 200 professors and other scientists attend the conference as well.  Many will be employed at HBCU’s and other minority universities.  Most will have some level of purchasing authority for instructional material and research equipment.

Who Exhibits, Sponsors and Recruits at the NSBP/NSHP Conference?

  • Colleges and universities
  • Primary and secondary school districts
  • Government agencies and laboratories
  • High technology corporations
  • Law firms, hospitals, investment houses and other corporations needing physicists
  • Scientific societies, associations, private foundations and consortia
  • Book publishers
  • Equipment manufacturers

Exhibitor registration includes
  • Two (2) full registrations
  • 10 x 10 Booth (Pipe and Drape)
  • One (1) I.D. Sign Per Booth
  • One (1) 6' x 30" Skirted Table
  • Two (2) Chairs Per Booth
  • One (1) Wastebasket Per Booth
  • Student Resume Book
  • One 30-day posting at the NSBP Jobs Board
  • Opening Icebreaker Reception - Exhibit Hall Area
  • Daily AM & PM Breaks - Exhibit Hall Area
  • One Ticket To All Meal Functions, (i.e., dinners and luncheons)

Extend Your Recruiting Dollar
You now have the opportunity to post employment and other opportunities at the NSBP Jobs Board.  Your registration will include one 30-day posting.
Display ads
Display ad space is available in the conference program book. See rate card for additional information.

Reserve Your Booth Now!
Registration is now open Additional information, i.e., floor plan, shipping and other convention services will follow upon your registration.

For more information
Ms Sheryl Brannon, CMP, MBA


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