Last Friday's IdeaLab saw one passionate presenter after another walk onto the stage at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and share stories of getting things done in Detroit.
Some faces were familiar: our own publisher Claire Nelson had a conversation with Phil Cooley, who's hand is in multiple Corktown projects, including the year-old Pony Ride; Josh McManus of CreateHere and D:Hive talked about how one his programs combined two kegs of beer with opera; Rishi Jaitly of the Knight Foundation introduced Kiva Detroit and other efforts around building social innovation before Model D founding partner/CEO Brian Boyle announced that the parent Issue Media Group and Knight were partnering on the three-year Urban Innovation Exchange.
Some were less familiar, including Bobby Smith, Delphia Simmons and Veronika Scott, but no less engaging. In fact, everyone engaged on stage and backstage. Model D producer Tom Hendrickson was there to capture it all. Here are some highlights.