Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition

June 10-13, 2019 │ Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Benefits of Attending

...a full understanding of NVH and sound quality issues related to vehicle design, engineering, and testing.
...about the latest trends and solutions in the marketplace.
...ideas with leading experts and industry peers from around the world.
...with emerging organizations and innovative technology providers in the field.


NVH issues are critical to consumer satisfaction and safety, and greatly affect the bottom line of all OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. Attend SAE Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition and learn how industry pacesetters are addressing challenges such as noise source identification, vibration prevention, and harness reduction.

Who should attend

Mobility professionals—automotive, aerospace, commercial vehicle, construction equipment, motorcycles, marine and recreation vehicle—involved in noise, vibration, harshness, testing, acoustics, materials and instrumentation, sound source, and aero acoustics.

  • Engineers
  • Engineering Management
  • Research & Development Engineers    
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Academia
  • OEMs Material Suppliers


Special Events

Student Paper Competition—The Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition will be hosting a Student Paper Competition for all currently enrolled full-time graduate and undergraduate university students as well as those who have graduated from a university within the past six months.


An Overview on NVH Measurements Made Easy Workshop
Monday June 10, 2019
2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The workshop will outline multiple easy to use methods that will help in understanding measurement quality and how to reach the goals, with the proper accuracy. A focus on “no-box” approaches will expand your toolbox for NVH measurement and analysis!

Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Systems – How to Resolve Issues Relating to System Integration and evaluate multi-attribute Trade-offs like NVH and Drivability
Monday June 10, 2019
2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide a high-level of understanding of the hybridization and electrification technologies implemented in the recent vehicle platforms. It also covers the complexity of the hybrid and electric architecture in conjunction with their corresponding components such as the battery pack, motors and power electronics.

Engineering for Automotive Pass-by and Minimum Noise Requirements
Monday June 10, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This workshop will highlight the engineering solutions available to support the vehicle development with a focus on noise requirements. After introducing the regulations for field pass-by noise, indoor pass-by noise and minimum noise for electric vehicles, it will also present the challenges posed when trying to meet these regulations together with other internal or customer requirements for sound quality and performance.

Fundamentals of Acoustical Materials & Vehicle Applications Workshop
Monday June 10, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover fundamentals of acoustical materials and basics of noise control for engineers who are new in the field of noise and vibration. It will also discuss application examples to reduce noise in electric vehicles and Class A vehicles by experts from the automotive industry.

Fundamentals and Insights of Sound Quality Engineering Workshop
Wednesday June 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
This workshop will begin with a new, unique step back from the usual foreground topics of sound quality to consider “the forest instead of the trees”: what the human brain on Soundscape does, to reset understandings. This is taught to introduce the practice of sound quality engineering to clarify for any sound quality engineer what happens in perception and what to do. Following this start the topics will be simple yet refocused and reorganized: analyses in frequency and in time; performing two or more simultaneous measurements to quantify according to the human receiver, and a variety of straightforward tips proven fruitful.

Fundamentals of Structure Borne NVH Workshop
Wednesday June 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
This workshop covers the fundamental NVH Source-Path-Receiver concepts. Since its inception in 2003, the SB NVH workshop has been a primer for the newly initiated NVH Engineer covering isolation and attenuation principles including practical methods for reducing noise and vibration.

The Fundamentals of Muffler and Silencer Design Workshop
Wednesday June 12
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
This workshop will summarize a) plane wave simulation techniques, b) numerical simulation using finite and boundary element methods, c) analysis of catalysts and diesel particulate filters, d) source models, e) muffler testing, and f) special concerns for the analysis of large silencers.


Make the most of your event experience and advance your skills and technical knowledge.

Plan to stay an extra day to attend one of these SAE Professional Development Classroom Seminars, held in conjunction with the Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition. A separate registration and registration fee are required.

Introduction to NVH Aspects of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Seminar

June 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar introduces participants to basic NVH principles and unique NVH challenges encountered in the development of HEV, ReEV, and EV including engine start/stop behavior, electric motor whine, driveline NVH, body structure, influence of noise from accessories, and sound quality development, as well as potential countermeasures.

Introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Seminar

June 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar provides an introduction to brake NVH, including a concise summary of the various brake NVH problems, current lab and vehicle measurement techniques and SAE global standards which are utilized to characterize the noise correctly in order to get the best option/solutions quickly.

Effective Decision-Making: A Methodology Approach Seminar

June 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This seminar will provide the skills needed to base decision making on solid business knowledge and sound financial principles instead of on emotion or "your gut." The instructor walks you through the tenets of structured decision-making and teaches a step-by-step approach to make practical, effective decisions.

Deadlines and Pricing

Pre-registration/cancellation deadline: May 24, 2019

Category By 5/24/19 After 5/24/19
SAE Members – Full Conference (Package 1)

SAE Members – One-Day (Package 2)


Non-Member (Package 1) $1125 $1225
Technical Program Participant – Full Conference (Package 1)

Technical Program Participant – One-Day (Package 2)
(includes author, co-author, presenter, general committee member, session organizers & chairs, moderators, panelists, paper reviewers, award recipients)




SAE Student Member (Package 1) $100 $200
Non-Member Student (Package 1) $150 $250
Exhibitor Booth Personnel (Package 1)
Limit 4 per 10 x 10 booth space
(Exhibitor Id required to register in this category)
Free Free
Press (Credentials required)
(Package 1)
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Expo Only (Package 3)
Tuesday & Wednesday only
2 pm – Close
Free Free

Registration Packages

Package 1 Morning and Afternoon Breaks, Tuesday & Wednesday Continental Breakfasts on the Exhibit Floor, Tuesday & Wednesday Lunches on the Exhibit Floor, Tuesday Networking Reception, Conference Proceedings, Technical Sessions, Exhibits
Package 2 Morning and Afternoon Breaks, Continental Breakfasts on the Exhibit Floor on the day of your attendance, Lunch on the day of your attendance, Networking Reception, Technical Sessions, Exhibits
Package 3 Entrance into the exhibit hall only on Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 pm – Close.

Registration Hours

Monday, June 10: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Conditions of Sale

Registrations received after May 24, 2019 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 May 24, 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 May 24, 2019. Refunds will not be issued if cancellation occurs on or after May 24, 2019.