Tuesday, June 2
Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon 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 sponsored by NYX Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the vehicles.

Speakers
Anita Burke, Vehicle Chief Engineer, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors
Jeffrey Luke, Executive Chief Engineer, Global Full-size and Midsize Trucks, General Motors
Shawn Ryan, Vehicle Architect, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, General Motors

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 26.
Vehicle Event
Saturday, June 6
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FCA US LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds
3700 S MI State Road 52, Chelsea

Hosted by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC

The conference is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry and is open to anyone 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license). The event will include prominent industry leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A on the topic “So You Think You Can Drive – Driver Assistance Technology.” The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of FCA’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

Agenda
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. FCA Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Ride & Drive

Keynote Speaker
Steven Jakubiec, FCA Advance Development Responsible, FCA US LLC

Moderator
Andrew Smart, Director, Society Programs and Industry Relations, SAE International

Panelists
Noah Goodall, PhD, PE, Research Scientist of Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering, Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Research
Dan Patient, Manager, Automated Driving Systems, Autoliv Electronics America (AEA)
Jeremy Tuggle, Engineering Manager, System V-Model & MKC1 Technology Team Lead Vehicle Dynamics (VED) Systems Engineering, Continental Automotive Systems

Important Note:  Only 250 spots available. Registration closes June 3 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after May 29.

Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

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Sponsored by Elektrobit, Core Technologie, P3 Group, Eaton, and Absopure

 
Young Professionals
Thursday, June 18
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Oak City Grille
212 W. 6th St., Royal Oak

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
Friday, July 31
Golf Outing
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

The day will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a networking breakfast followed by an 8:00 a.m. 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 jewel of Fox Hills is the Golden Fox, an upscale links style 18-hole championship course, designed by Arthur Hills. Reminiscent of the great Scottish seaside courses, it features prairie grasses, wetlands, steep bunkers, and large gently-undulating bent-grass greens.

Important Note: Register by Friday, June 19 to receive discount. The Golden Fox course is limited and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis giving sponsors first preference.

Registration and Sponsorship form
Fox Hills website

 
Jul 31

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, August 13
Car Show & Networking Night Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como’s is a prime location at 9 Mile and 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 Como's patio for SAE members and guests to enjoy. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind Como’s. There will be two categories: Classic Cars (25 years or older) and Custom Cars. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:30 p.m. The winner from each category 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 to attend the event?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the classic or custom vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration desk. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

How do I register a classic or custom vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, August 7 and only 25 spaces are available. Each entry includes one wristband for admission. The parking lot behind Como's has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot by 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

Sponsorship details

Important Note:  Car registration closes Friday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. (or when car spots are full).  No refunds after August 6.

 Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Monday, August 24
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

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Sponsorship details

Important Note: No refunds will be issued after Monday, August 17.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Thursday, September 10
2015 Ford Edge 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 view the 2015 Ford Edge and hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team.

More details to follow.

Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after September 3.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, October 15
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor

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
Tuesday, November 17
Nissan (TBA) Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

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 Nissan Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.

More details to follow.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 10.  
Vehicle Event
Thursday, December 10
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bailey's Sports Grille
1965 W. Maple Rd., Troy

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