On-Board Diagnostics Symposium – Americas

September 17-19, 2019 │ Garden Grove, CA, USA

Explore Emerging On-Board Diagnostics Systems Technologies and Regulations

The On-Board Diagnostics Symposium is the premier technical event dedicated to emissions regulations, emerging technologies, industry drivers, legislative policies, and standards, as they relate to on-board monitoring and calibration systems.

Three days of technical programming will provide insight on new regulations, standards, and legislative requirements in North America, Europe, and China that continuously affect this technology area. In addition, our unrivaled program will explore critical technical topics, including Hybrid Powertrain OBD Developments, Testing and Modeling, Cybersecurity, Light- and Heavy-Duty OBD Updates, and more.

Join more than 350 mobility professionals, build your professional network, and learn how industry pacesetters are addressing challenges such as technology, standards, and regulations for automotive engineering that is geared at meeting CARB, EPA, and international ground vehicle emissions targets. 

Event Programming

OBD History Workshop

Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50


  • Historical, Legal & Logical Background of OBD
  • History of OBD and Implementation Worldwide
  • Standardization
  • Q&A with all presenters

Diagnostics/OBD Communication Workshop with Dinner

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 6:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Cost: $100

This workshop will provide an overview of the standards relevant to OBD development from a communication point of view. Participants will learn which standards are relevant for which part of the communication from a scantool to an ECU. An examination of the specifications will be provided as well as an overview of the upcoming changes to communication according to SAE J1979 to UDS.

OBD Technology Webcast – Available On Demand

Listen to our distinguished panel of onboard diagnostic experts as they present this one-hour webcast focusing on the hottest topics in the OBD industry. This dynamic conversation took place prior to our On Board Diagnostics-Europe Symposium, and is led by moderator, Bernard Challen of Shoreham-Services. Speakers include John Van Gilder and Andrew Zettel, both from General Motors Co.

On-Board Diagnostic Technology Discussion from Renowned Industry Experts Webcast