North American International Powertrain Conference

North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC) FAQs


1. Why was the in-person event canceled?

Due to concerns around the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with health directives and guidance from governmental and international health authorities, government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, and distancing and gathering directives and recommendations, resulted in SAE International making the difficult decision to cancel the North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC).

2. Can I get a refund on my registration?

Attendees: All registered attendees will receive a full refund.

Sponsors: Our sales team will reach out directly to discuss allocation of money towards the planned 2021 in-person event.

3. Will there be a virtual event to present the content?

We are not planning a virtual event for NAIPC 2020, but look forward to engaging with everyone in 2021 on September 15-17, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois.

4. Can I get a refund on my hotel?

Yes, full hotel refunds will be issued. Please cancel your hotel reservation directly.

5. Can I get a refund on my travel?

Many airlines are offering change fee waivers for booked airfare. Please contact your travel provider for their currently established fee and cancellation policies.

6. Who should I contact if I have individual or specific questions that have not been answered here?

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Questions and inquiries can be directed to SAE Customer Service:
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