From ADAS to Automated Driving

October 9-11, 2018 │ Detroit, MI │ Cobo Center

Why You Should Attend:

Join your fellow automotive industry insiders in Detroit to:

  •  Engage with leading experts to learn about and discuss the latest scientific discoveries and innovations in the most relevant subject areas, including: Electronics, ITS, Telematics, ADAS, Mechatronics, Sensors, Actuators, Radar, Connectivity, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure and Active Safety.
  • Connect with subject-matter experts and industry leaders during technical sessions, networking events, and on the exhibit floor.
  • Build business relationships and explore new ideas for innovation, business development, career development, and technical strategies.
  • Network with the entire supply chain community from across the automotive spectrum—from OEMs and tier suppliers to component manufacturers and systems developers.
  • Stay on top of the trends and ahead of the curve through a sneak peek at emerging innovations and new research not yet released to the public.

Who Attends:

  • OEM and Supplier Executives
  • Business Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Professionals
  • Research & Development
  • Systems Developers

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

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

2 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Driving Directions and Transportation

Alert: Room Reservations

SAE International does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with a specific property.

Message to Attendees

SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if SAE meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if SAE falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help SAE keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing SAE's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. SAE appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue.

Deadlines & Pricing

Pre-Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Sept. 25, 2018

Category By 9/25/18 After 9/25/18
SAE Members $1025 $1125
Nonmember $1375 $1425
Technical Program Participant
(includes organizer, panelist, speakers and sponsors)
SAE Student Member $150 $150
Nonmember Student $250 $250
Exhibitor Booth Personnel
Limit 1 per 10x10 booth space
(Exhibitor Id required to register in this category)
Registration Packages:  
Six Breaks, Three Networking Lunches, and Reception  

Conditions of Sale

Registrations received after September 25, 2018, will automatically be charged the on-site price. NO CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16 PERMITTED. All cancellations must be received by SAE prior to September 25, 2018. A $50 processing fee will be assessed for each canceled registration that results in a refund. Refunds for special event/meal tickets will not be processed after September 25, 2018. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after September 25, 2018.

Registration Hours

  • Monday, October 8: Noon - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 9: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 10: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 11: 8:00 am - Noon