Attend - Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 38th Annual

Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 38th Annual

Brake Colloquium & Exhibition 2020 Transitioning to Virtual Event

Due to concerns around the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SAE International has made the responsible decision to transition the Brake Colloquium & Exhibition to a virtual event and cancel the in-person event, originally scheduled for October 11-14, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Additional information for the virtual event will be made available in the coming weeks.

Before making this decision, we extensively monitored and evaluated health directives from governmental and international health authorities, government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, and distancing and gathering directives and recommendations. Our decision to transition to a virtual event aligns with our commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of our speakers, customers, partners and staff who attend our events, while continuing to share mobility knowledge in a digital platform. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.

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North America’s Largest Brake Event


The 2020 Brake Colloquium, North America’s largest brake event, brings together more than 800 professionals – including executives, engineers, researchers and academic professionals – looking to learn about braking science and technology and make critical connections with experts in the brake community.

New brake technology, the latest regulatory information, and unmatched industry networking opportunities all converge at the SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.


This event is for experts who work with or in:

  • Brake friction and materials
  • Noise, vibration, and harshness
  • Testing
  • Quality Control
  • Emissions
  • Technology, rotors, and calipers
  • Brake actuation
  • Electric and hybrid
  • Research and development
  • Engineering
  • Aftermarket
  • High performance
  • Sales and marketing

Event Venue

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78261

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear and discuss the latest technological innovations in brake materials, components, systems, testing, modeling and aftermarket solutions for both the light, medium duty and commercial Vehicle segments, as well as wind, rail, or air.
  • Make the critical connections that will improve job performance by networking with experts in the brake community.
  • Hear new strategies and technologies that will meet government regulations
  • Gain information on latest innovations such as brake friction materials, noise, vibration & harshness light weighting and performance.
  • Make critical business connections within mobility on brake design, development, or deployment

Join us in San Antonio, Texas – a city rich in history and booming with modern attractions!


You’ll spend 3 ½ days immersed in technical sessions, but will still have time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and luxurious accommodations at our conference hotel, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. The resort provides an inspired retreat amid 600 acres of oak-covered hills. Enjoy modern rooms with countryside views, renowned on-site culinary concepts, a PGA-certified golf course, a sprawling aquatic park, and more.