AABE 45th National Conference

Building Our Energy Future: Are You Ready?

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Building Our Energy Future

Join us IN-PERSON for the 45th Annual National Conference of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® (AABE) at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street on Monday, May 2nd through Thursday, May 5th, 2022- This conference offers powerful connections, energetic exchanges, and top-notch sessions geared toward energy professionals, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, students, and federal officials.

During the three-day conference, the Association will host more than 500 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.


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We can't wait to see you there!

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Monday, May 2nd through Thursday, May 5th, 2022
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JW Marriott Tampa
Water Street
510 Water Street 
Tampa, FL 33602

Who Is

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.


Our mission is to provide direct input into the deliberations and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues. 

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If you are interested in joining AABE, you may apply for membership by clicking the link below to apply online. The calculated amount of your payment will include your national membership fee and that of the local chapter you selected. Your membership information will be forwarded to the local chapter along with the membership fee. Please allow two to three weeks for processing. If you have any questions please contact:


Krislyn Smithson, Membership Manager  membership@aabe.org 

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