Engineering Events in Detroit

Metro Detroit engineers are among the best innovators in the nation. In fact, Southeast Michigan ranks 1st in the number of technology engineering degrees earned. That being said, we’re striving to keep engineers in the loop by announcing the top engineering events in Metro Detroit at the beginning of every month. From networking meetups & seminars to volunteering opportunities, we’ll keep you be posted! Have an event you’d like us to promote? Contact Us.


Wed, September 9 – AICON Technology Fair

When: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Where: 44712 Helm St, Plymouth, MI


Please join us at AICON Americas on September 9, in Plymouth MI for an educational day of technical sessions and product demonstrations.  Learn how your customers and competitors are using optical measurement to drive innovation and profitability. Experts in 3D inspection, component & material testing, vehicle safety and tube & wire bending are invited.


AICON 3D SystemsAICON 3D Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of optical 3D metrology. The company, founded in 1990, develops and supplies portable coordinate measuring machines for universal applications as well as specialized optical measuring technology for vehicle testing, aerospace component analysis, and tube manufacturing.


Wed, September 9 – Simulation Nation 2015

When: 11:00 am start | Where: Webinar


simulation nationA major cycle of growth and value creation is redefining the world of sustainable manufacturing. The newest arc in that cycle is software technology that powers the concept of virtual-to-real manufacturing. The new processes and solutions it delivers have a profound effect on the entire manufacturing value chain. Is your company ready to become a part of this renaissance?


Please join us online September 9, 2015 at 11AM EST to review the state of digital manufacturing and to examine the powerful solutions currently fueling the successes of major corporations and industries across the board.


Thurs, September 10 – 2015 Ford Edge Vehicle Event

When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Where: Ford Conference & Event Center – 1151 Village Rd, Dearborn, MI


SAE DetroitSAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2015 Ford Edge and hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team.



Marcy Fisher, Vehicle Line Director, Global C Products, Ford Motor Company

JD Shanahan, Global Chief Program Engineer, Ford Edge, S-MAX, Galaxy, Ford Motor Company

Scott Slimak, Global Engineering Manager, Full-Size SUVs, Ford Motor Company


Thurs, September 10 – Automation Alley Morning Member Mingle

When: 8:00 – 10:00 am | Where: ITT Technical Institute (Troy) – 1522 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI


automation alleyStart your day off right with breakfast and networking! Join Automation Alley for Morning Member Mingle at ITT Technical Institute in Troy. You’ll enjoy a continental breakfast and networking in the ITT student lounge, followed by brief presentation, a tour of the ITT Tech campus, and more networking!


You’ll also have a chance to win a discount for certification training with the Center for Professional Development, which provides advanced training for technical, process, business, and leadership skills development for professionals around the country.


Thurs, September 10 – 2015 MMA Manufacturing Talent Summit

When: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm | Where:  Crowne Plaza Lansing West – 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI


manufacturing talent summit 2015There is a critical lack of understanding of what it means to have a manufacturing career—but you can change that! Learn how to tackle manufacturing’s image without having to invest large amounts of money or add resources.


Plan on receiving strong take-aways and solutions to help you:

* Create a high-energy and engaging open house to reach your local community and schools
* Develop a winning-strategy to stand out at any career fair
* Maximize your website and social media as part of your next generation talent strategy
* Leverage the momentum surrounding Michigan Manufacturing Week, National MFG Day and other image campaigns to draw attention to your business.


September 15 – 17 – Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

When: 9:30 am start | Where:  Suburban Collection Showplace – 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI


electric and hybrid technology expoElectric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation. The show highlight advances right across the powertrain and across a wide range of vehicles from passenger and commercial to off-highway industrial vehicles. 3 Days, 17 Presentations — technology-focused presentations from the industry’s leading innovators.


Sat, September 19 – Oakland University School of Engineering 50th Anniversary

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Where:  OU Engineering Bldg. – 2200 N Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI


oakland universityJoin fellow alumni, students, faculty and administrators in celebration of Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Sciences’ 50th anniversary.  Learn about special initiatives within the school from Dean Louay Chamra, tour the new engineering center, and enjoy light refreshments at the new Engineering Center


Mon, September 21 – Automation Alley 7Cs Backstage Pass

When: 7:30 – 10:00 am | Where: Townsend Hotel – 100 Townsend Street, Birmingham, MI


automation alleyYou’ve probably heard about the Automation Alley 7Cs™, our one-of-a-kind program created to help local advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Companies accepted into the program are coached by seasoned small-business experts throughout an intense year-long program.


For one day only, we’re pulling back the curtain on this exclusive program, and we’re offering you a backstage pass! Come learn the secrets to running a successful small business from our 7Cs™ experts.


The program includes two sessions:

“Why Corporate Meetings Suck, And How You can Fix Them” / “How to Sell in a Buyer’s World”


September 22 – 23 – 2015 Quality Summit

When: 8:30 am start | Where:  Suburban Collection Showplace – 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI


AIAGQuality and Product Development work hand in hand to design, develop and launch new products and vehicles that will not only satisfy the immediate customer, but actually enhance the end consumer experience.


This 1 ½ day event featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mark Rosekind, NHTSA will highlight the industry’s best practices in proactive/preventive engineering and quality processes, methods, and tools to increase the safety, reliability, and durability of parts, systems, and vehicles.


September 23 – 24 – Proud to Manufacture in Michigan Annual Conference

When: 9:00 am start | Where: Soaring Eagle Casino – 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt Pleasant, MI


Proud to Manufacture in MichiganMMTC’s Proud to Manufacture in Michigan Annual Conference celebrates Michigan’s manufacturing sector and its importance in the state’s economic growth and workforce makeup. Picture an army of thinkers, innovators, and industry experts at your disposal, discussing ways to enhance your manufacturing process. Envision yourself meeting and networking with peers and industry experts in a myriad of ways. Don’t miss out on this year’s event!


September 29 – October 1 – Thermal Management System Symposium

When: 8:30 am start | Where: Troy Marriott – 200 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI


SAE DetroitWith the advent of new vehicle powertrains such as hybrid, electric and fuel cell, how to handle vehicle heating and cooling has become a paramount issue in the mobility industry. All thermal management systems, including mobile air conditioning systems, require new concepts to provide passenger compartment heating and cooling as well as heating and cooling of batteries and cooling of vehicle fuel systems.


SAE 2015 Thermal Management System Symposium will be expanding its programming content to focus on environmental regulatory requirements and the technologies to meet them. Leading experts from the United States, Europe, and Asia will speak about cutting-edge thermal management technology and regulation compliance strategies.


Wed, September 30 – 2015 MICHauto Summit

When: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Where: Cobo Center – 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI


MICHautoConnectivity is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. In the 21st century marketplace, consumers demand products that are seamlessly integrated, completely connected and optimized for mobile use. But what about the more than 62 million commercial vehicles on the road in North America and Europe?


Join Telogis President and Co-founder Jason Koch at the 2015 MICHauto Summit on Sept. 30 for an in-depth look at how connectivity is changing every facet of the automotive industry, from product design to manufacturing.