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.
6th Annual Detroit Revitalization & Business Conference
Detroit Revitalization and Business (R&B) Initiative invites you to its 6th annual two-part conference: Bankruptcy to Bankability: A City in Transition. This year’s conference is focusing on the many ways we engage with the cities in which we live as both citizens and businesspeople. As Detroit emerges from bankruptcy, we will look beyond the media perception and explore the reality of what has occurred on the ground over the last six years. Detroit community and business leaders will share the highlights of their work, and the conference will provide students with an opportunity to connect with those creating change in the city. Register here!
Conference Day: Friday, November 13, 2015, Ross School of Business
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Registration
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Welcome from Detroit R&B Presidents
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch Discussion Speakers and Catering from Slows BBQ! – Small group discussions with resident entrepreneurs and community activists regarding their impact on Detroit.
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Detroit Made Panel: Doing Business in the Motor City – Detroit-based organizations will discuss key business initiatives that highlight important issues shaping the future of the city.
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Breakout Sessions – Examination of diverse topics surrounding Detroit designed to spark debate and provide insight.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Reception – Connect with and talk to event speakers over dessert!
Conference Dinner: Thursday, February 4, 2016
The conference dinner held in downtown Detroit, will be celebrating the successful completion of this year’s Detroit Impact Projects. Drinks, dinner, and transportation will be provided. After dinner, students will have the opportunity to explore some local bars and nightlife in Detroit before heading back to Ann Arbor. More information regarding the keynote speaker, date, and location will come soon!
Registration link: http://ross.campusgroups.com/RandB/rsvp?event_uid=bc4318c06d0dbb9140d343d40dbfdb36