March 17-19, 2020 │ Pasadena, California, USA

AeroTech 2020 Cancellation Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why was this event cancelled?

The recently declared State of Emergency issued by the City of Pasadena, along with guidance from health authorities, government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, and general concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, resulted in SAE International making the difficult decision to cancel the AeroTech event.

2. When will the virtual event occur?

We will be providing a unique virtual experience later in 2020. More information to come soon on the timing and content of the virtual event as it is developed.

3. Can I get a refund on my registration?

Attendees:  A full refund will be offered to registrants. However, if you would like access to the technical papers that were part of AeroTech, SAE International is offering access for a 30% discount off of your registration.

Exhibitors:  A full refund will be offered to exhibitors. As we fully intend to hold the 2021 AeroTech event in Orlando from March 9-11, interested exhibitors can secure space for the event now with a rollover of 20% for 2021.

4. Can I get a refund on my hotel?

Please contact the Westin Pasadena at +1-626-304-1403 to discuss the refund or transfer policies. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Hotel reservations made through the event housing company via the link provided on the Hotel & Travel page will be cancelled automatically. You do not need to take action. If you made alternate lodging arrangements, you will have to personally cancel them.

5. Can I get a refund on my travel?

Please contact your travel provider directly to discuss refund or transfer policies.

6. Are there any plans to cancel or postpone any scheduled SAE conferences and events? 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving and we extensively monitored and evaluated health guidance from international health authorities to determine the best approach for all SAE events. We have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone WCX World Congress ExperienceAeroTechOn-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Symposium–Europe, and High-Efficiency IC Engine Symposium. We continue to monitor the situation to determine the best approach for all future SAE events. Should the status of any other SAE event change, information will be promptly shared to all registered participants, attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and other parties, through direct communications and via the specific event’s webpage.

7. What is the status of the AeroConnect Challenge™?

The AeroConnect Challenge™ will be hosting virtual participation for team presentations. We will work with all teams to schedule and continue the challenge virtually. For more information and updates, please click here.

8. What is the status of SAE standards committee meetings scheduled in conjunction with AeroTech?

For these meetings, SAE aerospace standards staff are working with the committee leadership to determine alternative arrangements to help the committees progress with their strategic and document objectives. Committee members registered for meetings held in conjunction with AeroTech will be contacted separately.

9. Who should I contact if I have individual or specific questions that have not been answered here?

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Questions and inquiries can be directed to SAE Customer Service:
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