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About the Event

Join us at the ACCE 2022 event and learn about how the automotive and transportation industries are advancing with composites playing a key role in the development of electric vehicles and sustainability initiatives worldwide.  Lightweight composites are ideal materials for improving vehicle performance, reducing mass, extending range and compensating for battery weight.  Polymer composites are enabling lower emission vehicles, reducing the carbon footprint and saving energy to benefit the environment now and in the future.  Thermoset and thermoplastic composites are the key to EV, Mobility and Sustainability. 

In addition to the new category on Composites in Electric Vehicles, the presentations are organized into the following categories:  Thermoplastic Composites; Thermoset Composites; Modeling; Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing; Enabling Technologies; Sustainable Composites; Bonding, Joining & Finishing; Carbon Composites; and Business Trends/Technology Solutions. Paper abstracts are requested as soon as possible and are due as soon as possible. Final papers or non-commercial presentations are due June 17th, 2022.  Authors who submit full papers (not presentations) in the proper format will be considered for the conference’s Best Paper Awards, which are presented during the event’s opening ceremony.  A template for papers can be downloaded from the SPE ACCE website online via  Inquiries about submitting papers can be sent to

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBIT OPTIONS offer companies the opportunity to support the event and promote their products and services to a very targeted and interested audience. All sponsorships include passes to the event including access to all keynotes, panel discussions, technical sessions and daily networking opportunities. Sponsorship also includes corporate exposure on SPE ACCE websites, advertising, publicity, social media, signage throughout the event venue and more. Companies interested in sponsorship should contact Teri Chouinard at and go to for more info.

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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“SPE ACCE is the best conference for educating the industry and academia about the design versatility structural strength, sustainability and lightweighting performance benefits of composites material technologies for advancing innovative applications. Congratulations to the ACCE Team for producing a successful event important for the industry and student opportunities.”

Dr. Alper Kiziltas – Technical Expert
Ford Motor Co.

“ACCE is the best conference among all the conferences/tradeshows that I have attended over the years, in terms of the breadth and depth of the technical contents.
ACCE offers a platform for composites experts from both industry and academia to share state of the art research and development in various fields of composites.  ACCE also plays an important role in developing next generation of scientists and engineers, which are essential for the future growth of the composites industry. The poster sessions offer unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research and connect with industry.”

Mingfu Zhang
Senior Research Manager, Corporate R&D

“The ACCE event is excellent in terms of content, organization, and value. We look forward to supporting this event every year.”

Erik LaBelle
Automotive Technical Business Development Specialist
3M Advanced Materials Division

“Networking at ACCE is great!. ACCE attendees are motivated to learn how composites technologies will help their business and they are the ‘movers and shakers’ in the industry – the kind of people we want to meet and get to know. We will continue to exhibit at this important industry event.”

Raymond Curtice
Engineering Manager
ProtoLAB at Baylor University

“I have been attending SPE ACCE for more than 10 years. It is an excellent venue to learn about advances and progress in automotive composites. The conference is well balanced with representation from academia and industry sharing both research and applications. I strongly recommend ACCE as a must attend, to anyone interested in learning about Automotive composites.”

Umesh Gandhi, Ph.D.
Executive Scientist
Toyota Research Institute North America, TMNA R & D

“ACCE is a great platform for interactions between the automotive composite industries and academia, especially if you want to stay on track with the latest technology advances in the field”.

Oleksandr G. Kravchenko
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Composites Modeling and Manufacturing Group
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Old Dominion University

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Contact Leadership Team

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo
    • Ph: 519-888-4567 x33301
    • E-mail:
  • Dr. Christoph Kuhn, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


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
  • Dr. John W. (Jack) Gillespie Jr., Director, Center for Composite Materials (CCM) at University of Delaware

Sponsor Chair

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

Website Chair

registration Chair

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

ACCE Administrator

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

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