January 25-27, 2017
Washington, D.C., USA
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Justification ResourcesOn this page, we have provided several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate why the SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting is an outstanding investment. Write a Letter to Management
Do you need help getting approval to attend the Government/Industry Meeting? If so, download our customizable Justification Letter to submit a memo to your supervisor about the value you and your organization would receive from your attendance at the Government/Industry Meeting. Be Money Conscious
In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s important to save money where you can. Plus, the lower your expected expenses are, the higher the chance your trip to the Government/Industry Meeting will be approved by management. Attend as Many Technical Sessions as Possible
The technical program features four keynote sessions, a plenary session and 23 additional sessions on a variety of topics, including vehicle crashworthiness, child safety, telematics, compliance and many more. Keynote speakers include Christopher Grundler of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Nathaniel Beuse of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as lunch keynotes with Amy Myers Jaffe of University of California, Davis and Doug Sosnik, a former White House Advisor. By attending these sessions, you’ll gain a critical understanding of new legislation and regulations that will help you to guide your company’s compliance strategies. Plus, you’ll connect with the technical authorities leading regulations, pending legislation, and the advanced technology to address critical compliance issues as we move forward toward zero emissions and zero fatalities. Create a Post-Event Trip Report
Once your manager sees all of the new business contacts you made, how much you learned, and how that knowledge can be applied across your company, he or she will be more likely to send you to the Government/Industry Meeting, or additional SAE events again. They may even join you at the next the Government/Industry Meeting!
Download a sample trip report. Share Your Knowledge With Your Coworkers
Bring your Government/Industry Meeting materials back to the office to share with your coworkers. For example, session handouts you receive may contain valuable subject matter to discuss with your colleagues. Also, offer to do a brief presentation at a future staff meeting to let everyone know what you’ve learned.