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Model D Speaker series: Come together

When it comes to the city's changing demographics, especially when it comes to race, are you open to listening and learning? If you're a new (or lifelong) resident or business owner in Detroit, this month's speaker series event is for you. Sign up today.


IdeaLab 2013 recapped

Detroit social innovators and entrepreneurs were day tripping in Ann Arbor last Friday, preaching what they practice to students at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Matthew Lewis reports from the first row.

Model D goes mobile: Detroit on the move

Model D's Speaker Series heads to Ann Arbor this Friday for our third IdeaLab collaboration with the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. The first two years were awesome. We expect nothing less this time. 

Model D Speaker Series: Open City

Right on time for the holiday season, join us Monday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. at Cliff Bell's downtown to hear from Detroit proprietors who are known for their stellar customer rapport and inviting spaces. 

Model D & UIX present: "No property left behind"

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at Cafe Con Leche's new Lafayette Park pop-up cafe for an Urban Innovation Exchange forum led by Jerry Paffendorf of Why Don't We Own This? and Loveland Technologies.

Model D speaker series recapped: Making government work

Last week's wide-ranging discussion on participating in the democratic process prepared us perfectly for today's election. Claire Nelson captures the enthusiasm in words, Tony Eggert in pictures. 

Model D Speaker Series: Making Government Work in Detroit

With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, let's gather Oct. 29 at the U-M Detroit Center to talk about how we can make government more effective for all. Seating is limited.

Transportation Speaker Series recapped

Both rooms at Great Lakes Coffee were standing room only for last week's panel discussion on transportation and business development. Walter Wasacz found a spot against the wall, where he took in one smart, dandy conversation.

Model D Speaker Series: Transportation and business development

At Thursday's Model D Speaker Series, representatives of the small business community, local anchor institutions, economic development experts, and transit advocates will lead the discussion on transportation. Register now.

Model D Speaker Series: Innovation in Education

As students and teachers get ready to go back to school, let's talk about education in Detroit. What programs are leading to greater academic success for Detroit's children? Come to our next speaker series event tomorrow, Wednesday Aug. 29.

Model D Speaker Series: Growing Companies

Join Model D Feb. 29 at the newly renovated M@dison Building, home to Detroit Venture Partners and a growing family of companies, for a conversation about getting from startup to second stage. Registration begins now.

Re-think everything: Stimulating IdeaLab recapped

The two-hour program was filled with lively, quotable conversation by a diverse group of presenters willing to step outside the box to talk about entrepreneurship in Detroit. It was a "wow" kind of afternoon at U-M's Ross School of Business. Walter Wasacz reports from the student section. 

Shifting Gears: IdeaLab to showcase Detroit entrepreneurs and innovators

For our second IdeaLab collab with the University of Michigan, we've invited people building stronger communities and addressing social needs in Detroit. The event is Jan. 20. Register now.

Model D Speaker Series: Gentrification

Join us for a frank and honest discussion about gentrification and what it means for Detroit. We plan to engage this topic head-on at this Wednesday's speaker series event at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. 

Model D Speaker Series: Detroit's music scene

Our next Model D Speaker Series covers a topic filled with local passion: the Detroit music scene. The talk will hit various threads -- the state of the sound, the local industry, the economics of the scene and its sustainability.
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