On-Board Diagnostics Symposium

September 25-28, 2017

Garden Grove (Anaheim), California, USA

Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Justify Your Attendance

On this page, we have provided several helpful tips and documents for you to demonstrate that your attendance at the SAE 2017 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium is a valuable investment.

Write a Letter to Management
Do you need help getting approval to attend OBD? If so, download our customizable Dear Boss letter to submit a memo to your supervisor demonstrating the value you and your organization would receive from your attendance at OBD.

Be Money Conscious
In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s important to save money where you can. The lower your expected expenses are, the more likely your trip to OBD will be approved by management.

Book your room in the OBD hotel block to take advantage of specially-negotiated rates, and be sure to register before August 18, 2017, to take advantage of early-registration discounts.

Attend as Many Content And Networking Sessions as Possible
Attendees will have access to daily technical sessions in a variety of topics, including:
  • On-board diagnostics
  • GHG Emissions Reduction
  • Electronic Control/System Reliability

Attendees can participate in the ample networking opportunities with and individuals representing customers, partners, suppliers, regulators, and competitors. Learn from leading experts, regulators, standards developers from around the world and bring back ideas to your organization for immediate implementation.

Create a Post-Event Trip Report
Once your manager sees the number of the new business contacts you made, what you have learned and how that knowledge can be applied across your company, they will be more inclined to send you to OBD again—or even join you next year! Download a sample trip report.

Share Knowledge with Your Coworkers
Bring your OBD materials back to the office to share with your coworkers. For example, the Event Guide is an extremely valuable resource that includes information on the robust list of exhibitors. You can also offer to present your learnings at a future staff meeting and position yourself as a subject-matter expert.



Gold Sponsors
  • Bosch logo
  • Cummins logo

Silver Sponsors
  • Winterpark Engineering logo
  • ControlTec logo

Conference Supporters
  • Toyota logo