Thursday, September 8
2017 Lincoln Continental 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 sponsored by Faurecia
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 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Speakers
Raj Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Product Development, Ford Motor Company
Michael Celentino, Chief Program Engineer Lincoln Continental, Ford Motor Company
Desi Ujkashevic, Director, Global Body Interior Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Scott Tobin, Director, Lincoln Product Development, Ford Motor Company

Flyer

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

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Saturday, September 10
Formula SAE® / Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield

All SAE student chapters are invited to participate in this interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make their Formula SAE design team more successful. Students are encouraged to bring their Formula SAE vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas with fellow student members. Email Roxanne Loeffler if you plan to bring your Formula SAE car to the workshop.

Areas covered will include a workshop overview, sponsor presentations, rule changes, design considerations, team organization, and what will be covered in the Spring 2017 Workshop scheduled February 18, 2017.

Flyer
Sponsorship Form
Driving Directions and Maps

Important Note: Registration closes September 6 at 4:00 p.m. No refunds after September 6.

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

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, October 20
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lucky Strike
44325 Twelve Mile Rd #H-160, Novi

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
Thursday, November 3
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.

Sponsorship Details
Flyer

Important Note: No refunds will be issued after Thursday, October 27.

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, November 10
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 Tuesday, November 8. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, October 27.

Join us in the gift of giving, SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event and the toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community.

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

 
Tour
Thursday, November 17
2017 GMC Acadia 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 General Motors Team surrounding the development of the 2017 GMC Acadia.

Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 10.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, December 8
WhirlyBall
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Whirlyball Novi
41550 Grand River Ave., Novi

Give this Networking Night a whirl…and by that, we mean join us for Whirlyball!

Whirlyball is the team sport that is best described as a combination of basketball, hockey, and ja-alai played while riding an electrically powered WhirlyBug (which is similar to a bumper car but far superior). No experience necessary. Before you hit the court, the referee will go over the rules, give a brief rundown of how to play, and assist you throughout the event.

The cost includes pizza, salad, breadsticks, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available.

Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Registration closes Friday, December 2 (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration and no refunds after Monday, December 5.

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.
Dec 08

WhirlyBall

Networking Night