Education Day began at the 2005 North American International Auto Show as an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and valuable educational experience.

Now in its fourteenth year, 2018 NAIAS Education Day (NED) welcomes school groups of all ages including college level and promises to offer even more for those schools in attendance. The event will be more customized as the experience will be based on the classes that are attending. Young minds will have the opportunity to become further engaged by taking part in pre-and post-show lesson plans, brief tours hosted by experts in their fields of interest, taking part in hands-on activities, and attending fascinating career based presentations throughout the day.

NED participants enjoy a discounted school ticket price of $13.00 per person which includes a lunch coupon for pizza, chips and soft drink. You may choose to pay by credit card or by check. We are frequently updating this link with the most current information on the day's events, so please check often.

There are no refunds for this event for any reason. If unforeseen circumstances prevent your school's attendance, call 248-643-0250 and we will be happy to transfer your tickets to another day of the 2018 Public Show.

NAIAS Education Day Schedule

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Arrival
9:00 AM: Opening Remarks
10:00 AM: Show Floor Access / Food Service Begins in Grand Ballroom A
Noon - 2:30 PM: Departure

(There will be a shuttle from the bus parking area back to Cobo Center for any drivers that would like to participate in the day. Drivers must also purchase a ticket. The shuttle will run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. There will not be a way for your driver to return to their bus if they are not on the shuttle by 2:30.)

2018 NAIAS Education Day Schedule, Lesson Plans, and Activity Sheets (coming soon)

Bus Grants

NED is pleased to announce that we will offer bus grants to help alleviate the cost of transportation to the first buses registered for the event. Qualified schools will receive reimbursement in the amount of $100 per bus following the show.

Get NED Tickets

You can purchase tickets for NAIAS Education Day: A World of Opportunities, January 24, 2018 by check or credit card.

To pay by credit card please click on the button below. If you would like to register your school to secure a bus grant or to pay by check, please fill out the registration form below.

Important: No refunds once your payment has been received and the order has been processed. Registration deadline is Friday, January 5.

NAIAS Education Day Early Registration Form / Check Order Form

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Contact Us

  • For additional information, please contact Lacey Ward at or 248.458.1127.