Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 36th Annual

October 14-17, 2018

Palm Desert, California, USA

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa


The SAE 2018 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition is the only North American opportunity to make critical in-person connections with colleagues, participate in lively panel discussions, and take part in an unrivaled technical program dedicated solely to the science and technology of brakes. Join SAE for this comprehensive 3.5-day program in Palm Desert, CA, from October 14-17, 2018.

Who Attends

Brake Colloquium and Exhibition is a must-attend event for experts who work with or in:
  • Brake friction and materials
  • Noise, vibration, and harshness
  • Testing
  • Quality Control
  • Technology, rotors, and calipers
  • Brake actuation
  • Electric and hybrid braking
  • Research and development
  • Engineering
  • Aftermarket
  • Sales and marketing

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear and discuss the latest scientific discoveries and technological innovations in brake materials, components, systems, testing, modeling and aftermarket solutions for both the light, medium duty and Commercial Vehicle segments
  • Learn strategies and technologies to meet government regulations on pedal effort and vehicle distance stoppage, and elimination of copper from brake pads
  • Experience new technologies and solutions in-person and network with brake experts from the entire supply chain and OEM community at the Brake Colloquium Exhibition

Emergency Procedures During This SAE Event

During this SAE event attendees are to follow the established emergency guidelines of the facility where the emergency occurs. Based on the location of the incident, report emergencies to the nearest venue representative and/or security personnel if available, or report to the SAE operations office onsite.

Should a catastrophic event occur, attendees should follow the safety and security instructions issued by the facility at the time of the event. This includes listening for instructions provided through the public address system and following posted evacuation routes if required.

In case of an emergency, or a major disruption to the schedule of the event, attendees and exhibitors may call the below number to receive updated information on the status of the event. Updates will also be provided via the SAE website at and event mobile app.

SAE Emergency Hotline