Events

AABE's 43rd National Conference 2020

April 6-9, 2020 in Houston, Texas

This conference offers powerful connections, energetic exchanges and top-notch sessions geared toward energy professionals, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, students and federal officials.

Join us for the 43rd Annual National Conference of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE) at a modern urban oasis in the heart of Uptown at The Westin Galleria Houston in Houston, Texas from April 6 - 9, 2020.

During the four-day conference, the Association will host more than 600 energy industry and community leaders who will convene to discuss: emerging policies, issues and technology advancements that impact global energy resources; strategic innovative solutions and trends in the energy industry; and, partnering opportunities designed to create a sustainable future through; environmental stewardship, social responsibility, entrepreneurial inclusion, and career advancement.


See more information on the national AABE website here.

B.E.A.M Event Recap

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Marcus Garvey Academy

October is Black Energy Awareness Month (BEAM), where AABE celebrates the contributions of minorities to the energy industry. AABE Michigan spread this awareness through an educational workshop on renewable energy with Marcus Garvey Academy students (4th - 8th grade) in Detroit. Participants were welcomed by AABE Michigan President Keiana Love and Vice President Aaron Parker, who explained the importance of BEAM and shared historical facts on Alice Parker, Lewis H. Latimer and more.

The students then broke out into workshops to gain fundamental knowledge on renewable systems with a focus on wind power and solar energy. They also learned engineering concepts such as layout design and construction cost. Then the real fun began as they took this new information and put into application. Each student had the opportunity to work together and build a take-home model house powered by their choice of solar or wind energy.

It was a great day of learning and joy, evident by the students' excitement as their self-engineered solar panel and wind turbine models lit up and whirred to life. AABE Michigan extends a huge thank you to event sponsors and those that volunteered their time and effort to make the event a success!

View event photos on the AABE MI website here.

Event Contacts: DeAndre Smith (DeAndre.Smith@cmsenergy.com) and Dale Bryant (Dale.Bryant@cmsenergy.com)