Government/Industry Meeting

January 24-26, 2018

Washington, D.C., USA

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Justification Resources

On this page, we have provided several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate why the SAE 2018 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.

Be sure to register for the meeting before January 8 to secure an early registration discount of $100.

Attend Technical Sessions
The technical program features keynote sessions, a panel session, and additional sessions on a variety of topics including alternative fuels, vulnerable occupants, data collection and analysis, biomechanics, vehicle crashworthiness, human factors/human-machine interface, the role of autonomous vehicles, electric driving, implementation of LCSA, state green chemistry initiatives, and more. 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, they 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, sessions 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.



Platinum Sponsors
  • Auto Alliance logo
  • Toyota logo

Gold Sponsors
  • Mitsubishi Motors logo
  • Vw of America logo

Silver Sponsors
  • Bosch logo
  • Honda logo
  • Nissan logo

Bronze Sponsors
  • Delphi logo
  • Mazda logo
  • Novation logo
  • Subaru logo

Conference Supporters
  • EPA logo
  • NHTSA logo
  • U.S. Department of Energy logo

Friends of the Industry
  • ASC logo
  • BMW logo
  • Daimler
  • Diesel Tech logo
  • Fiat Chrysler logo
  • Ford Driving Skills for Life logo
  • Fuels Institute logo
  • IIHS logo
  • InterRegs logo
  • Magna logo
  • MECA logo
  • MEMA logo
  • Subaru logo
  • USCAR logo