RLDC 2014 - Region 1

About RLDC 2014

Inspiring Future Leaders

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) understands the need to prepare aspiring young leaders from local cities throughout the United States. The Regional Leadership Development Conference (RLDC) was developed to foster an environment to accelerate and enhance our members’ leadership, management and technical skills. It is also designed to promote networking to help link SHPE’s undergraduate and graduate students and professionals with companies interested in local and regional outreach with SHPE Members. Hosted in seven regions across the United States between February–April, RLDC will improve leadership skills of upcoming new chapter board members and help strengthen the student and professional chapters in each region.

Conference Goals

We have the unique opportunity this year to take on a new format for RLDC. We are excited to take this opportunity to show this year’s attendees what the Cal Poly motto “Learn by Doing” really means. We will be incorporating hands-on workshops and encouraging collaboration between all attendees. RLDC provides a rare opportunity to get students and professionals from many different backgrounds and experiences together. We are looking to seize that opportunity and utilize the experiences of all the different attendees to both promote and encourage the development of our current and future leaders.

About SHPE


SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) awareness, access, support and development.


SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

For Participants:

Thank you everyone for having patience with the Cal Poly SLO SHPE chapter with our delay in registration information. We really appreciate your patience.

Unfortunately this year, due to budget cuts, we will not be able to provide housing for participants and it will only be a one-day event. We highly encourage members of the same chapter interested in going to RLDC to look into booking a hotel room together to lower costs. If some members are having trouble with the cost of a hotel room, the Cal Poly SHPE chapter may be able to host some RLDC participants at their homes free of charge. However, it is uncertain as to the amount of space available, but, if you are in need of somewhere to stay, please contact Cecilia Cadenas at ccadenas@calpoly.edu.

Registration Fees:

Early Registration

User Type Price
Student $10
Professional $20

** Early registration ended 3/7/14 **

Regular Registration

User Type Price
Student $15
Professional $25

** Registration ended 3/29/14 **

Registration Fee Includes:

Register today!

Registration is closed! Thank you for your interest in SHPE Region 1's RLDC at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email rldc1@shpe.org.

RLDC Sponsors

More Information

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Contact Information
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Cecilia Cadenas

Committee Chair

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Matt Philley

Curriculum Chair

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Jeffrey Silva

Financial Chair

For general questions, email RLDC1@shpe.org

Media and Brochures
Sponsorship Brochure with Sponsorship Commitment Form
Region 1 RLDC Powerpoint Presentation