2018 Theme: "Disruptive Technologies" │ September 11-13, 2018 │ Rosemont, IL, USA │ Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Helpful tips for new attendees and young professionals

  • Download the mobile app to plan your schedule for the week
  • Review the agenda and topics before coming to COMVEC to help plan your schedule
  • Sign up for young professional (YP) speed-mentoring events
  • Bring business cards
  • Dress code—business casual
    • Comfortable shoes, no ties, pants/khakis, dress shirt (coat/jacket optional)
    • A lot of sitting, dress suitably
  • Make sure your name badge is visible at all times
  • Introduce yourself to as many people as you can. Companies want to meet new people and look for hiring potential. Increase your network.
  • Laptops not required.Bring note-taking material
    • All the presentation material will be available to all conference attendees after the event for those speakers who permit. Photos are NOT permitted in session rooms.

  • Visit the SAE Membership Lounge in Hethrow Room. All YPs are invited to kick back and relax in the lounge. Not a Member? Ask about how you can get a free membership for a year*.
    • *Offer available to nonmembers only.
  •  It is acceptable to deal with business issues while at COMVEC. If you need to slip in and out of sessions, be courteous.
  • Networking:
    • Morning coffee, breaks, lunches, and receptions are all included on the day of your registration.
  • Expect to meet with the following types of individuals at COMVEC:
    • Corporate executives, engineering management, R&D, students and YPs, marketing/sales
    • OEMs, suppliers and service providers, government labs, academia/universities, international
  • Don’t be afraid to give feedback to SAE staff, executive council members, or via the event survey during or after the event
  • Check the SAE website for parking information and hotel guides and maps before you arrive.