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

Benefits of Attending

Technical Expertise
Leave the event with practical knowledge of the latest tools and proven solutions.
Industry Insight
Gain an expanded perspective from key thought leaders; challenges, initiatives, and opportunities facing our industry now and in the future.
Interact with your colleagues—other industry innovators—in exceptional networking opportunities designed to foster professional collaboration.
Discover the latest supply chain innovations from around the globe.

Who Attends

  • On- and off-road commercial vehicle engineering professionals
  • R&D and design engineers; technologists
  • Industry leaders
  • Academics
  • Industry consultants
  • Government representatives

Why Should You Attend?

  • This annual event is your opportunity to participate and share in the newest technical knowledge for the on-road and off-road commercial vehicle
  • Gain insight into this dynamic industry with its rapidly changing technology
  • A planned technical agenda focused specifically on the latest in the commercial vehicle market
  • Talk directly to technical experts and equipment designers who can answer your industry-specific questions
  • A chance for attendees to network with industry peers

Dress Code

The organizing committee for COMVEC encourages a business casual dress code for all events.

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

Deadlines & Pricing

Pre-Registration/Cancellation Deadline: August 24, 2018



By 8/24/18

After 8/24/18

SAE Members

Full conference (Package 1)

One-day (Package 2)







Nonmember (Package 1)



Technical Program Participant

Full conference (Package 1)

One-day (Package 2)

 (includes author, co-author, presenter, general committee member, session organizers, panelists, chairs, sponsoring committees: CVA Activities & SAE technical standards committee member)







SAE Student Member (Package 1)



Nonmember Student (Package 1)



Exhibitor Booth Personnel (Package 1)

Limit 2 per 10x10 booth space

(Exhibitor Id required to register in this category)



Press (Credentials required)

(Package 1)



Young Professionals (Package 1) (under 35 years of age and less than 10 years of work experience)




Additional items you can purchase:

Keynotes & Awards Lunch
Wednesday, September 12, 12:00-1:30 p.m.



Young Professionals Meet & Greet

Tuesday, September 10, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.



Young Professionals Mentoring (1 on 1, 15-minute timeblocks

Tuesday, September 11, 3:00-3:30 p.m.



Young Professionals Mentoring (1 on 1, 15-minute timeblocks

Wednesday, September 12, 3:00-3:30 p.m.




Registration Packages:

Package 1

Symposia, Technical Panels, Keynotes, Buckendale Lecture, Tuesday & Thursday networking lunches, Wednesday keynote & awards luncheon, exhibits, networking breaks, receptions and a copy of the presentations from the event where we have permission to post

Package 2

One- day rates include:

Tuesday – Symposia, Technical Panels, Keynotes, Networking Lunch, Exhibits, Networking Breaks, Reception

Wednesday – Symposia, Technical Panels, Keynotes, Keynote & Awards Lunch, Exhibits, Networking Breaks, Reception

Thursday – Symposia, Technical Panels, Buckendale Lecture, Networking Lunch, Networking Breaks


Conditions of Sale:

Registrations received after August 24, 2018, will automatically be charged the on-site price. NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 PERMITTED. All cancellations must be received by SAE prior to August 24, 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 August 24, 2018. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after August 24, 2018.


Registration Hours:

  • Tuesday, September 11:  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 12: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 13: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.