Connect2Car: Executive Leadership Forum

September 5-6, 2018 │ San Jose, CA

Why you should attend:

  • Hear and discuss the latest on pending government activities, regulations, and legislation.
  • Gain insight on where your industry is headed by learning about the latest information on industry happenings and products.
  • Hear first-hand leadership strategies that OEMs are deploying.
  • Learn new business models for connectivity.
  • Understand and apply new strategies for technology insertion.
  • Governed by Chatham House Rules, attendees can confidentially share ideas, strategies, and solutions in a robust and open dialogue with peer executives.
  • Receive an international perspective through networking and interaction with individuals and global supplier companies.

Who should attend:

Connect2Car Executive Forum is limited in attendance to the following senior-level job roles in the Automotive, Commercial Vehicle and Ground Vehicle sector of the automotive industry:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Vice president
  • Chief engineer
  • Managing director
  • Principal
  • Government regulator
  • Government administrator

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

Hotel Information

Dolce Hayes Mansion

200 Edenvale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136

Driving Directions and Transportation

Alert: Room Reservations

SAE International does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with a specific property.

Message to Attendees

SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if SAE meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if SAE falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help SAE keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing SAE's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. SAE appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue.

Deadlines & Pricing

Pre-Registration/Cancellation Deadline: August 20, 2018



By 8/20/18

After 8/20/18 and On-Site

SAE Members






Technical Program Participant
(includes session organizers, panelists, moderators, and speakers)

Free Free


Registration Packages:

Includes all technical programming, two breakfasts, two lunches, and reception.

Conditions of Sale:

Registrations received after August 20, 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 20, 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 20, 2018. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after August 20, 2018.


Registration Hours:

  • Tuesday, September 4: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 5: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 6: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.