Tuesday, May 9
P3 Mobility Innovation Center Tour & V2X and
Active Safety Ecosystem Panel Discussion
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
P3 Mobility Innovation Center
25650 W Eleven Mile Road, Southfield

P3 is opening its doors for SAE members and their guests to tour the P3 Mobility Innovation Center (MIC). In December of 2015, P3 expanded their operations into a new and modern 25,000 square foot facility. The P3 MIC meets the automotive industries growing demand for consultants and engineers who can test and validate new mobility technologies, and address the complex change and disruption it has caused throughout automotive organizations.

Located in the center of the Southfield “Smartzone”, the P3 MIC features private customer test and validation labs for technologies such as connected mobility, infotainment, voice recognition and autonomous mobility, ADAS, an eight bay workshop and prototype garage, and various wireless meeting spaces used for organizational planning workshops, UX Benchmarking, and strategic cybersecurity mitigation planning.

Join P3 experts on a guided facility tour while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, and networking. The tour will be followed with a panel hosted by P3 Engineers and Consultants to discuss perspectives on the challenges in the V2X and Active Safety Ecosystem.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. Please note cameras and other imaging devices are not permitted.

Agenda
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Tour/Social Hour
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite sales and no refunds after May 2. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext 3.

Tour
Tuesday, May 16
Nissan TITAN Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Cummins Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the TITAN.

Speakers
Brent Hagan, Sr. Manager Product Planning – SUVs and Trucks, Nissan North America
Elma Avdic, Director of Light Duty On Highway Engineering, Cummins, Inc.
Todd Schiller, Senior Manager, Vehicle Performance Development – Truck
Nissan Technical Center North America
Scott Hallner, Senior Manager – Reliability Testing, Nissan Technical Center North America

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 9.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, June 14
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to mentor a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, June 7.

  For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Thursday, June 15
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Malone's Tavern
32350 Van Dyke Ave., Warren

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Saturday, June 17
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ford Dearborn Development Center
20050 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn

SAE Detroit Section along with this year’s host, Ford Motor Company, invite you to attend the 14th Annual YAPC. The event will include prominent industry leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A on the topic of “Autonomous Vehicles”. The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of Ford’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

The conference is open to anyone 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license) and is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry.

Agenda  
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Ford Motor Company
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch (box lunch included)
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ride & Drive
Important Note: Only 150 spots available. Register by June 1 to save! Registration closes June 15 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration or refunds after June 9.

Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

Hosted by Ford Motor Company

Sponsored by  Absopure, Better Made, Bosch, Brose North America, Elektrobit, and P3

Young Professionals
Friday, July 28
Golf Outing
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

Register by June 1 to Save!

The day will begin with a networking breakfast followed by a shotgun start (scramble format) and end with a sit-down dinner. Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. The event and the Fox Hills course fills up quickly so make sure you register early. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details.

Register by June 1 to Save
Individual - $175 ($200 after June 1)
Foursome - $600 ($800 after June 1)
Hole Sponsor - $800 ($1,000 after June 1)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

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Additional registration and sponsorship information

Important Note: Registration closes Wednesday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). No refunds after Friday, July 14. No onsite registration.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.
 
Jul 28

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, August 17
Car Show & Networking Night Event
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB)
22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) is a prime location on Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on the patio. Pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show is open to custom or classic cars and will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind the WAB. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:00 p.m. The winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

Only 25 car spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

How do I register my vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, August 11. Only 25 spaces are available. Each entry includes two wristbands for admission. The parking lot behind the WAB has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot no later than 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

How do I register for a wristband?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration tent. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

Important Note: Car registration closes Friday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. (or when car spots are full). No refunds after August 10. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

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Sponsorship details

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Networking Night
Thursday, September 7
2018 Ford Expedition Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team surrounding the development of the 2018 Ford Expedition.

Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after August 31.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, October 19
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamlin Pub
1988 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Wednesday, November 8
FCA TBA Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the FCA Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 1.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, December 6
2018 GMC Terrain Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the GMC Team surrounding the development of the 2018 GMC Terrain.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 29.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event