2020 Section Officers Leadership Seminar (SOLS) Postponed Indefinitely due to COVID-19

Due to concerns around the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SAE International has made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone the 2020 Section Officers Leadership Seminar (SOLS), originally scheduled for May 5-7, 2020, in Warrendale, Pa. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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2020 Section Officers Leadership Seminar (SOLS)

May 5-7, 2020
SAE International Office - Warrendale, PA, USA


As part of the support given to SAE Section Officers, we offer a bi-annual leadership training known as SOLS (Section Officers Leadership Seminar). This training brings SAE Section Officers together to discuss ideas and strategies for leading a section and make valuable connections with peers from other sections.

On behalf of SAE International’s Membership & Sections Team, we look forward to working with you over the two-day conference that will cover a number of topics including:

  • Making the most of your Member Benefits and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Staying connected through SAE’s online community, Member Connection, and Section microsites
  • Utilizing other Section Officers to increase your network and problem solve
  • Sharpening your skills to help lead your Section
  • And more!

Travel Expenses


Travel expenses for up to 2 SAE Section Officers will be paid by SAE International. Each section will be allotted $1,500 in travel funds per offer that attends SOLS. If expenses exceed $1,500/person, the section will be responsible for covering the remainder of the charges.

Reimbursable Travel Expenses are categorized as: 

  • Airfare to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (*closest Airport is Pittsburgh International PIT
  • Car Rental (recommended to rent a car from the airport as it's approximately a 40-minute drive to the hotel, and a 5-minute commute to SAE from the hotel)
  • Mileage (*only if driving personal car to conference) 
  • Gas for Rental Car
  • Travel Incidentals (parking, baggage fees, tolls) 
  • 2 Hotel Room Nights

Note: Any additional expenses incurred should be submitted to your section treasurer along with original receipts for reimbursement consideration.


Travel Reimbursements after SOLS:
Each officer that attends will be required to submit a Travel Expense Form along with original receipts for payment to be processed. Please submit your reimbursements into SAE International by June 30, 2020. These can be emailed or mailed to Abby Hartman.



The following meals will be provided while at SOLS:

*All meals will be provided as a part of your conference registration, except lunch on May 5th, which can be expensed and reimbursed as part of your travel to SOLS.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

For questions or to request additional information, please contact:

Abby Hartman
Local Activity Specialist - Membership & Sections

Mailing Address:
SAE International
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096