Detroit Impact is a program of the Detroit Revitalization & Business Initiative. Each year, 8 teams of University of Michigan graduate students in business, law, architecture and urban planning undertake 4-month consulting engagements with Detroit-based businesses and organizations to help them solve a pressing business problem.
Join us at the 2013-2014 R&B Conference: Growth and Regrowth
Friday, December 6, 2013 and Thursday, January 30, 2014
The 4th annual R&B Conference is a two-part conference in December 2013 and January 2014 that highlights the new growth occurring in Detroit as well as the regrowth of traditional sectors. The conference will explore the vision of the future city and the intersection between business, education, and community investment in realizing this vision. The R&B conference will also serve to connect Michigan students—future business leaders—with those creating change in Detroit.
Registration is now open (click here) and closes December 3rd (reopening again in January for those wishing to only attend the Thursday evening reception)
- R&B Member day and dinner package ($20): For R&B members interested in attending both the conference day on December 6th and the dinner in Detroit on January 30th
- Non-member day and dinner package ($30): For non-R&B members interested in attending both the conference day on December 6th and the dinner in Detroit January 30th
- Day only ($10): For all participants interested in attending only the conference day on December 6th.
Friday, December 6, 2013 Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan
December 6th Conference Day at Ross
- 9:30-10:30: Breakfast
- 10:30-11:30: Keynote by Kevyn Orr, Detroit Emergency Manager (Blau Auditorium)
- 11:30-12:00: Luch provided by Zingerman’s
- 12:00-12:45: Panel Discussions #1 (Live/Work/Play Detroit; Transforming the Industry Landscape; Business and Education)
- 1:00-1:45: Panel Discussions #2 (Live/Work/Play Detroit; Transforming the Industry Landscape; Business and Education)
- 2:00-4:00: IdeaLab presented by UIX (Colloquium)
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Dinner in Detroit
- Keynote: Faye Nelson, President and CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
- Location TBD