Registration & Event Details

ACCE Conference

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ACCE Conference

Final Papers due July 26, 2021

About the Event

At this time, we are planning for the SPE ACCE 2021 to be an in-person event.
We will abide by all government policies, health organization recommendations, and necessary protective measures to ensure the safety of our attendees. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and if necessary, we will pivot to a virtual event (like we did in 2020).

If you are interested in attending the ACCE 2021 event, please register now. It will assist us in planning and be appreciated. If you pay to attend ACCE in person, and we pivot to a virtual event, you will automatically receive a 50% refund.  You will also have the option of receiving a 100% refund up until August 6th (4 weeks before the event).

The SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions jointly sponsor the annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). This event is designed to educate and update automotive design and production engineers, sales personnel, and management from transportation OEMs and Tier suppliers about the benefits and expanding importance of thermoset and thermoplastic composites in passenger vehicles, light trucks, and other ground transportation applications. ACCE is the world’s leading automotive composites forum. The event provides excellent networking opportunities and draws speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Presenters, Keynotes & More

2020 Keynotes & Sessions

SPE ACCE 2020 is an exciting virtual event including keynotes, panel discussions, technical sessions, exhibits, and online networking opportunities!


  • Sustainable Materials Management and the Circular Economy
  • How 3D Printing Is Changing the Automotive Composites Business

2020 Featured Presenters


Dr. Deborah Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Sustainable and Advanced Materials at Ford Motor Co.


Jose Chirino, American Chemistry Council Automotive Team Chair &Technical Director for the High-Performance Materials business unit at LANXESS Corporation

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Program Guides & Papers

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2019 ACCE Program Guide

2018 ACCE Program Guide

2017 ACCE Program Guide

2017 ACCE Papers

ACCE Papers Up to 2016

Media & PR Updates

Press Releases for 2021

Press Releases for 2020

Press Releases for 2019

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Forms & Templates

Call for Papers

Word Document Paper Template

Parts Competition Form

Student Poster Competition – Call for Abstracts

Poster Competition Template

Ad Specs

Sponsorship Form

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Contact 2021 Leadership Team

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo
    • Ph: 519-888-4567 x33301
  • Dr. Xiaosong Huang, General Motors Company
    • Ph: 586-986-0836
  • Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan, Stellantis
    • Ph: 248-576-5609


Technical Program co-Chairs

  • Dr. David Jack, Baylor University
    • Ph: 254-710-3347
  • Dr. Oleksandr (Alex) G. Kravchenko, Ph.D., Old Dominion University
    • Ph: 757-683-5045

Sponsor Chair

  • Teri Chouinard, Intuit Group, Inc.
    • Ph: 248-701-8003 or e-mail:

Website Chair

  • Marc Bahm, Ravago Manufacturing

registration Chair

  • Scott Marko, SPE International
    • Ph: 203-740-5442
    • email:

ACCE Administrator

  • Kim Hoodin, SPE Automotive Div.
    • Ph: 513-582-2442
    • email:

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