September 9-11, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

Explore the Future of Commercial Vehicles

The COMVEC™ Technology Connection is the premier conference for the sharing of technical knowledge and networking for the global on- and off-road commercial vehicle industry. Be amongst the foremost industry leaders for three days of expert insight, interactive learning, and inspiring keynotes.

COMVEC will feature three symposia tracks—the first on Our Society in the Future, the second on Fueling the Future, and the third on Charging the Future.

Join 650-plus technical experts and business leaders for a forward-thinking look into the latest trends and innovations—from mobility needs of the future and alternative fuels to electrification and on- and off-highway trends and applications. Engage in a program covering all the hottest topics in commercial vehicle technology and absorb critical insights that will fuel your career and business.

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Special Events


Young Professional Activities

Ample mentoring sessions and networking opportunities are available throughout the event to provide young professionals with direct access to influential engineering management and leadership from top companies.


Ready, Set, Let's Brickyard!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and SAE International would like to invite all SAE members, along with family and friends, to come experience the 26th edition of the Brickyard 400. As a member of SAE, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering:

  • Reserved Race Day tickets in Tower Terrace, NE Vista Turn, South Vista, or J Stand
  • Access to walk on the IMS Track hours before the Race
  • $5 retail discount voucher at IMS Gift Shops
  • Discounted admission for Friday’s NASCAR Practice and Saturday’s Xfinity Race

Experience the breathtaking action that only the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can deliver. Purchase your tickets today!


SAE Indianapolis Section Meeting during SAE COMVEC

Monday, September 9, 2019  | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | JW Marriott Indianapolis

Our featured speaker is Dan Williams, Director of Commercial Vehicle ADAS from ZF, discussing "Active Suspension".


Awards Presentation

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 I 9:00 a.m.

Following Tuesday's Opening Keynote presentation, help celebrate your fellow colleagues during the 2019 Awards Presentation.


Building Student Futures in STEM Through Direct Industry Executive Engagement

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

On September 10, 100 high school students—from 10 Indianapolis, IN area schools—will attend COMVEC to engage with industry professionals working in the commercial vehicle industry. Participating students will have the opportunity to meet with a mentor, attend technical panels, network with COMVEC committee members, and participate in an exclusive panel discussion on the “Future of Commercial Vehicles.”

Participating Schools:

  • Columbus East
  • Columbus North
  • Hamilton Southeastern
  • Lawrence Central
  • Lawrence North
  • Noblesville High School
  • North Central
  • Providence Cristo Rey
  • Sheridan Community
  • Westfield Washington School District

Event sponsors:


Meet & Greet with Committee and Vice Chairs

Tuesday, September 10, 2019  | 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall to meet with Committee chairs/vice chairs, ask questions, and learn more about the COMVEC Committees on Aerodynamics, Chassis, Powertrain, and Total Vehicle Mechatronics & Integration. Each Committee chair/vice chair will be available to answer any questions for prospective committee members.


Networking reception at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Wednesday, September 11 | Time 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: $25
Join your industry peers for a night out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. The COMVEC networking reception provides the opportunity to continue building relationships with fellow attendees against a backdrop of one of the world’s premier collections of automotive and motor racing vehicles and artifacts, with special emphasis on the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

*Reception and bus transportation from the JW Marriott
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Technology Demonstrations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Thursday, September 12 | Media 8 -10:00 a.m | COMVEC Attendees 10:00  a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Registration: $25
Participating companies will showcase new technologies for autonomous and electric vehicles from mid-size through Class 8 Trucks, plus off-highway equipment. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the infrastructure that is moving the commercial vehicle industry forward into the next generation.

Participating Companies include: