SAE International's One-of-a-Kind Noise and Vibration Event Slated for May 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 20, 2013 - The SAE International Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition is the only dedicated mobility noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) event in North America. The 2013 event will be held May 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich., at the DeVos Place Convention Center.

Held biennially, this conference brings together leading professionals from around the world to learn about, present and display the latest technologies surrounding NVH and sound quality issues related to design, engineering and testing.

This year’s agenda will examine innovations and advancements in engine, powertrain and drivetrain; heavy vehicle and vehicle exterior; numerical methods; NVH measurement; passive and active NVH control; standards, process and perspectives; vehicle subsystem NVH; and commercial and specialty vehicles. Outside of these sessions, attendees will be able to meet with innovative organizations at the exhibition and exchange ideas with industry peers during networking opportunities. 

Keynote speakers will include:

-     Bernard Challen, engineering consultant and inaugural recipient of the SAE International Ralph K. Hillquist NVH Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Challen will talk about automotive NVH career needs; and 

-     Alexandre Nunes, senior manager at General Motors Proving Grounds in Brazil. Mr. Nunes will provide insight on NVH development and attribute balance for emerging markets, challenges and rewards.

For interested professionals, SAE International will be hosting several workshops throughout the conference, including programs focusing on sound quality, structure borne NVH, acoustical materials and Fourier analysis, as well as professional development seminars.

To learn more about the program, register as an attendee, sponsor the event or stay up-to-date with highlights and special events, visit For the most up-to-date list of technical sessions, visit To request press credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

Pre-registration date is April 27, 2013 – register by this date and save $100! New for 2013… Download the event's mobile application to your smartphone or tablet by visiting .

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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