Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's National Society of Black Physicists 2020 Conference, co-hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory on November 5-8, 2020, will also be virtual!  Additional funding for this year's virtual conference will be provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The theme for this year's conference is "Achieving the Vision: From First Principles to the Future."

The NSBP conference is the largest academic meeting of minority physicists in the United States. The goal of the conference is to provide mentorship opportunities, increase participant access to recruiters, offer networking opportunities and inform the broader physics community on best practices that will be gleaned during and after the meeting. The Conference allows students to have close interactions with professional physicists and gain exposure to high-quality scientific researchers and presentations. In addition to being a meeting that promotes the persistence of underrepresented physics students in the academic workforce pipeline, the conference hosts many high-level research talks, provides opportunities for peer-to-peer interactions and allows students the opportunity for exposure to the scientific community.

Vendor and Registration Fee


Registration Fees


Student (Member) – First 100 students FREE Use Code: 2020studentfree


Student (Non-member)


Faculty/Professional (Member) – First 50 FREE Use Code: 2020NSBPfree


Faculty/Professional (Non-member)


Exhibitor Fees


Academic and non-profit


Non-academic, corporate, national labs, and

government agencies


  • The Free Registration code will not work unless you are logged into your NSBP account and are an active member (dues current). 

This year we will offer a unique sponsorship package to reflect the adaptation of a virtual platform for our annual conference.  Sponsors will be assigned booths within the exhibit hall of the virtual platform.  Depending on your level of sponsorship, there are some exciting benefits.  Our goal is to extend marketing, exposure and engagement between our community and sponsoring entities while allowing sponsors an opportunity to develop an extended relationship with NSBP.  Sponsors will still have access to minority undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and early and mid-career minority scientists for recruitment and exclusive networking. Conference sponsorship meaningfully supports diversity in science both in higher education and the overall scientific workforce. Click Sponsorship Information for more information.  Click Exhibitor to reserve a booth now!

Also, please stay connected to NSBP through our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for updates, announcements, and Pre-Conference events!

We look forward to connecting with everyone in November as we navigate this unchartered territory while “Achieving the Vision:  From First Principles to the Future”.