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The AETC Opening Experience will feature an all-star panel of legendary engine builders:

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Jon Kaase
Jon Kaase Race Engines

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Keith Dorton
Automotive Specialists

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Ed Pink
Ed Pinks Garage

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Sonny Leonard
Sonny’s Racing Engines

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Motorsports Technology & Networking

Learn from Professional Engine Builders, Engineers & Manufacturers

Give us two days, and you will discover more unpublished, influential information than you could find in months at the race tracks. If you would like the opportunity to discuss and/or discover solutions, this is the conference you cannot miss.

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See the latest in cutting edge technology

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Network with Industry Leaders at the Opening Experience & The Engine Builder Happy Hour

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Must attend for: Enginge Builders, Design Engineers, Business Owners, Media Members, Parts Manufacturers, Racers


AETC® was started to establish a real platform for engine-technology information exchange. Our conference features several speakers per day over a span of two days. Networking has become the key to the success of the AETC® – the shoulder-to-shoulder camaraderie is priceless, and the opportunities are endless. In recent years, members of the automotive press were encouraged to attend, which increased media coverage for the event and provided access to the real movers and shakers of engine technology.

Throughout its history, there have been speakers and attendees from all aspects of the automotive performance industry and all over the world.

  • Engine Builders
  • Design Engineers
  • Business Owners
  • Media Members
  • Parts Manufacturers
  • Racers

At the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference™ you’ll get a firsthand look at some of latest technological advances in the automotive industry. We have a designated new product display area set up to allow attendees a hands-on opportunity to review the newest performance products. All attendees will also receive exclusive product and equipment discounts, samples and coupons from the leading performance manufacturers.

Meet & Network With The Top Talent and Industry Leaders

During AETC®, there is always a time to meet and discuss your issues with the speakers, leaders in our industry and fellow attendees. The relaxed atmosphere and camaraderie of the attendees will help you build valuable relationships that will benefit you long after the conference is over.

Win Your Share of AETC Sponsor Giveaways

Every person who attends an AETC® event leaves with some type of prize or gift certificate. These prizes are all donated by our generous sponsors.

Make plans now to attend the next Advanced Engineering Technology Conference™. This is the only event that brings together the leading experts from all disciplines of high performance engine design to share the latest technology trends and application techniques.

Agenda at a Glance

Here is a general overview of the conference schedule and offerings. Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Day 1: Opening Experience

December 4th, 2018
03.30pm Early Check-In REGISTRATION
04.30pm Opening Experience SPEAKERS
Ed Pink | Jon Kasse | Sonny Leonard | Keith Dorton
06.30pm Adjourn

Day 2: General Sessions

December 5th, 2018
07.00am Registration & Breakfast
08.30am Dynamics in Racing Engines Gary Patterson, ECR Engines
09.30am Break & Networking
09.50am Direct Injecting Engines & Low Speed Pre-Ignition Lake Speed Jr., Driven Racing Oils
10.50am Break & Networking
11.10am Session #3 Session Coming Soon
12.00pm Networking Lunch
01.00pm Modern Engine Development Test Capabilities Doug Sobotka, Excel Engineering
02.00pm Break & Networking
02.20pm Session #5 Session Coming Soon
03.20pm Break & Networking
03.40pm Engine Master Challenge Demo
04.30pm Engine Builder Happy Hour

Day 3: AETC+

December 6th, 2018
11.00am Chuck Lynch, AERA Honing by the Numbers
01.00pm Penske Shocks Session Title TBA

Day 4: AETC+

December 7th, 2018
11.00am Honing by the Numbers Chuck Lynch, AERA
01.00pm Jason Enders & Gary Crooks AETC Presents: GRIP Seminar Preview - BUMP STOPS
03.00pm Mark Bush, Racewise Session Coming Soon


Got questions? We have answers..

This page will answer many of the questions you may have about the Advanced Engineering & Technology Conference.

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The 2018 AETC® will be held at the Indiana Convention Center – 100 South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225. Room 231.

The early bird promotional pricing of $175.00 will end October 15, 2018. After the promotion, the cost to attend is $225.00, which covers the conference credential, program materials, along with breakfast and lunch for the conference.

Your receipt is your AETC® confirmation. No other additional information will be sent to you. You will pick up all materials at registration.

Yes. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to No refunds will be accepted over the telephone. Any cancellation submitted after Oct. 1st will only receive a 50% refund of paid registration. We will be unable to issue a refund on any cancellation submitted after November 1st.

No. The name badge you receive at registration is your ticket to the speaker sessions, provided meals and reception, and program materials.

Evaluation forms will be sent out the week after the conference. In order for us to make your experience better, please take a few moments to answer survey questions. We also encourage and appreciate feedback posted on our Facebook Page.

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