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.
7th Annual Detroit Revitalization & Business Conference
2017 marks the 7th annual Detroit R&B Impact Conference. This year’s conference will center on the theme of Responsible Revitalization, exploring how impact work in the city might be optimized. Students will have the opportunity to connect with changemakers working at multiple levels of Detroit’s revitalization, hear from community and business leaders, and discuss what responsible revitalization means in a time of rapid change for the Motor City.
This year’s Impact Conference will also include the final presentations and celebration of the Detroit Impact Projects (previously two separate events), providing a great opportunity to see how Ross students have worked in the city.
Part I – Conference Day: Friday, February 3, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Ross School of Business
Keynote Speaker: Andra Rush chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and president of Dakkota Integrated Systems, and chair, CEO and president of Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Workshops, and Panels. Lunch catered by Slows BBQ is included.
Part II – Impact Dinner: Saturday, February 4, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Detroit Masonic Temple
The annual Impact Dinner held at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit will celebrate the successful completion of this year’s Detroit Impact Projects. Dinner, drinks, and transportation are included in the ticket price.
Register HERE for the Detroit Impact Conference & Dinner