International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

January 22-24, 2019 │ San Antonio, TX, USA │ San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Benefits of Attending

Network and Interact
...with leading scientists and design engineers from OEM, academia, and supplier companies.
Hear and Discuss
...the most promising new powertrain-related technologies in engine design, fuels, lubricants, combustion, and emissions control for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty segments.
Learn engine makers around the world are applying these emerging technologies and what results have been achieved to date.

For professionals associated with…

  • Combustion technology
  • Injection, fuels, exhaust, and emissions control
  • Engine downsizing
  • Pressure boosting
  • Hybrid powertrains
  • and several other developing technologies.

Justification Toolkit

You recognize the value of attending the International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting (PF&L) but how do you communicate that to management? We encourage you to review the materials in this section to gain a greater understanding of this event and how to communicate the value it can provide when attempting to gain attendance approval from your manager.

Justification Resources

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Special Events

Hotel Information

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

889 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Alert: Room reservations

SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email, or fax. 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.

Volunteer deadlines

Abstracts due June 19, 2018
Upload review-ready manuscript (Incomplete papers will not be accepted) July 31, 2018
Upload final manuscript Nov. 20, 2018

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Deadlines & Pricing

Pre-registration/Cancellation Deadline:  Jan. 8, 2019


Registration Categories and Fees

Category By Jan. 8, 2019 After Jan. 8, 2019
SAE Members $1250 $1350
Nonmember $1650 $1750
Technical Program Participant
(includes author, co-author, presenter, session organizers, moderators, panelists, chairs, paper reviewers)
SAE Student Member $200 $300
Nonmember Student $200 $300
Exhibitor Booth Personnel
Limit one (1) per tabletop
(Exhibitor Id required to register in this category)
Free Free
Press (Credentials required)
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Additional items you can purchase:

  By Jan. 8, 2019 After Jan. 8, 2019
Southwest Technical Tour
Thursday, Jan. 24 (limited space available)
*Deadline to register for tour: Dec. 31, 2018
Free Free
Sustainable Mobility: Implications for the Future Workshop
Monday, Jan. 21—all day
For those who attend the PF&L Meeting
$200 $300
Sustainable Mobility: Implications for the Future Workshop
Monday, Jan. 21—all day
For those who do not attend the PF&L Meeting
$400 $500



PF&L Meeting Registration Packages:

All registrants receive admittance to Tuesday-Thursday technical sessions; exhibit; Tuesday-Wednesday lunches; Tuesday networking reception; Wednesday off-site Southwest Research networking reception; networking breaks, and an electronic copy of the conference proceedings with the technical papers.

Sustainable Mobility: Implications for the Future Workshop:

Workshop includes admittance to Monday technical sessions, networking breaks, Monday lunch, and Monday networking reception.



Registration hours:

Monday, Jan. 21
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Conditions of sale:

Registrations received after Jan. 8, 2019, will automatically be charged the on-site price. NO CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN AGE 16 PERMITTED. All cancellations must be received by SAE prior to Jan. 8, 2019. 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 Jan. 8, 2019. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after Jan. 8, 2019.