CDS Fall Kick-Off - Sign Up Today!

9/29/2020 7:23:30 PM ET   SAE Emerging Technology Series

Create your account today for the free CDS Fall Kick-Off Pre-Season Preparation Event being held Tuesday, October 6th from 10:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT!

Visit today to create your account and begin loading up your agenda for Tuesday!

We are gearing up for a full day Live Sessions and Pre-Recorded videos. There is also time set aside during the event to network with CDS sponsors and other teams in our designated ‘Paddocks’ area! Check out some of the great sessions that we have planned for you below. We have even more than is listed here too! Head on over to the agenda at for full agenda session details. Prepare for the upcoming season to the best of your ability by attending on Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

Online Registration How-To

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Planning to register for a competition this year? Not sure how to do it? Let us help! Join Sara Guffey as she walks you step by step through the online registration process for the 2021 Collegaite Design Series (CDS) season!

Online Registration Q&A

1:00 - 1:30 PM EDT

Live Q&A Session with the CDS Program Support team regarding any questions you have after watching the Online Registration How-To session!

Women in Tesla Pandel Discussion

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT

Join members of Tesla’s WIT (Women in Tesla) group as they discuss their experiences and background, including what advice they’d have for anyone thinking about Tesla as an organization to grow their career. The group will be a mix of engineers from different parts of our energy and automotive products. Erica from the internship programs team will be the moderator of the discussion. She also started as an engineer before moving into talent recruitment.

CDS Tool Breakdown

2:30 - 3:15 PM EDT

Are you familiar with all of the CDS Tools available to you and your team? Join Sara Guffey as she walks you through the steps of how to set up an account and utilize the various tools/resources housed on our external CDS websites:

2:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

We have 12 Collegeiate Design Series teams that have been given exhibitor booths and lots of sponsors for you to engage with during the event! Sponsors and teams alike will be available in the 'Paddocks' area from 2:00 - 4:30 PM EDT to network with. Pick the brains of other teams or talk with sponsors who are waiting to help you succeed during the competition and beyond!