Annual Celebration

Due to concerns around the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the SAE Foundation has made the responsible decision to postpone the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration until Spring 2021.

While considering all available options, we extensively monitored and evaluated the health directives from governmental and international health authorities, other government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, and distancing and gathering directives and recommendations. We are committed to the health and safety of our attendees, students, partners, sponsors, and staff and believe its in their best interest to postpone the event until 2021.

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Thank you for your continued support of the SAE Foundation.

Discovering the Unimaginable: The SAE Foundation 2021 Annual Celebration

SAE Foundation Annual Celebration 2020

Spring 2021, we will gather in Detroit, Michigan to celebrate and pay tribute to the career accomplishments and generous spirit of the men and women who inspire the next generation of innovators.

Mark ReussWe will also be honoring Mark Reuss, President of General Motors, with our 2021 Industry Leadership Award.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at +1-724-772-8508 or

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