Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)

Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)

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When:  Jun 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Detroit

Saturday, June 15
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FCA US LLC, Chelsea Proving Grounds

Register by May 15 to receive discount – only 150 spots available

The conference is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry and is open to SAE members and guests 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license).  The event will include prominent FCA leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by John McElroy from Autoline. The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of FCA’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

Attendance is limited to SAE members and guests 18 years and older. Please read the Registration Restrictions below to ensure valid registration.


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

FCA Keynote Speaker

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Q&A

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Ride & Drive



Ralph Gilles, FCA Global Head of Design

Jeffrey Lux, FCA Head of NAFTA Transmission Powertrain

Mitch Clauw, FCA Vice President Head of Global Pre-Programs & Program Management

Partha Datta, FCA Director of NAFTA Vehicle Integration & Validation

Moderator - John McElroy, Autoline


Ticket Type


After May 15

SAE Member Only


$   45

$    55

SAE Member + 1 Guest


$  110

$  130

SAE Member + 2 Guests


$  175

$  205

SAE Student Member Discount – $20 off registrant only, not guests*

SAE Retired Member Discount – $10 off registrant only, not guests*

* To realize full member discounts, register members individually.

Important Note: 
Event is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration closes June 4 (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after June 6. Must be 18 years old to attend (Ride & Drive requires a valid driver's license).


Valid SAE member number required. 

Each SAE member must select ONLY ONE of the available ticket types during registration. 

Registration is "confirmed" upon validation and payment. 

Registration rates will increase after May 15.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.  Speakers, times, and vehicles are subject to change.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Hosted by: FCA US LLC
Sponsored by: Novastar Solutions and Robert Bosch, LLC


Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG)
3700 S MI State Road 52
Chelsea, MI 48118


Roxanne Loeffler