Join us at the 5th Annual R&B Conference:
Block Clubs & Boardrooms: Redefining Civic Engagement
Friday, November 14, 2014 and Thursday, January 29, 2015
Detroit Revitalization and Business (R&B) Initiative invites you to its 5th annual, two-part conference on November 14, 2014 and January 29, 2015 called Block Clubs and Boardrooms: Redefining Civic Engagement. With Detroit as the backdrop, this year’s conference will explore how business school students and leaders can better engage within their communities.
Part I – Conference Day: Friday, November 14, 9:15am – 4:00pm, Ross School of Business
9:15 – 10:00: Registration and Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00: IdeaLab
A fast-paced, media-filled event that traverses the stories of Detroit doers using a TED-style format to entertain and inform, showing that Detroit is a place where ideas flourish.
12:15 – 1:15: Lunch from Zingerman’s
Small group discussions with conference participants and speakers.
1:30 – 2:30: Conference Panels
Featuring representatives from General Motors, Detroit Venture Partners, Mission Throttle, The Kresge Foundation, New Economy Initiative, Skillman Foundation, PwC, and many more business and community leaders in Detroit.
2:45 – 4:00: Keynote speaker
Aaron Seybert is a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase, which is spending $100 million to restore parts of Detroit. Seybert is at the forefront distributing half of the $100 million to community lending groups who will finance rehabilitation efforts across several neighborhoods just outside downtown Detroit.
Part II – Detroit Impact Projects Dinner: Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the DIA
The conference dinner, held at the DIA, will be celebrating the successful completion of this year’s Detroit Impact projects and keynoted by Mayor Mike Duggan. Dinner, drinks, and transportation will be provided.
Dinner registration is now open!
The dinner is $10 for R&B members, $20 for non-members.