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Model D Speaker Series: Mo’ Food: Creating a New Local Economy

From underground to upscale, micro-batch to mass-market, what are the emerging opportunities for Detroit's local food scene? Come to this event tonight with an appetite for knowledge and find out.


Model D Speaker Series: Raising City Kids

Detroit is a city of families. With over 80,000 students enrolled in DPS, and many more in private and charter schools, lots of kids (and their parents) live here, too. Come to this event, see what the D has to offer you.


Model D Speaker Series: Focus on future of Detroit business

Our monthly speaker series kicks off 2011 in impressive fashion with this collaborative effort with U-M's Ross School of Business. It zeroes in on the elusive what's next with star power from all over the region. Read all about it and register now.

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Model D Speaker Series: Influence = change?

It's a unique time in Detroit's history. We have a confluence of large-scale structural challenges and a growing tide of DIY creative responses. We have the attention of national media and funders, and a public process underway to re-imagine and re-do the city. But this window of opportunity won't last forever -- how are we seizing it?


Model D Speaker Series: Open City

The commercial landscape in Detroit is changing one business at a time. Open City and Model D want to help you get yours planned and up and running in a sweet location. Find out how at our next speaker series event, Nov. 16 at downtown's Cliff Bell's.


Rick Snyder calls for "engaging people on the ground" at speaker series event

Candidate for MIchigan governor Rick Snyder and journalist Roger Martin sat down for a talk about the state's -- and Detroit's -- future last Thursday at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. We were there and bring you highlights from the speaker series event.


Model D Speaker Series & Rotman Reception

Join Model D on Oct. 13 at the Max M. Fisher Center to learn about innovative new initiatives fueling start-ups in Detroit and beyond. Mahendra Ramsinghani will talk about the First Step Fund, a unique partnership between Invest Detroit, TechTown and Ann Arbor SPARK to provide financing to emerging small businesses in southeast Michigan. We'll also hear from Richard Powers, an expert on entrepreneurial and start-up governance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


Sign up for the June 2 Speaker Series: The Detroit River's Big Comeback

The Detroit River is so clean you can swim in it. It's so clean beavers and other wildlife are coming back. Model D's June 2 Speaker Series will look at the successful efforts to restore the river's health, as well as opportunities to explore and use the river.

University of Toronto - Rotman MBA Information Reception

Please join us on Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm at the Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit. The Rotman School of Management will be hosting an MBA reception for those considering getting their MBA.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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Speaker Series: Join us Wednesday to hear about higher ed's role in city building

"Creative Class" researcher Kevin Stolarick will speak at Model D's Speaker Series on May 12 at the Book Cadillac. The topic will be how higher education institutions play a role in transforming cities. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance.

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Join us for April's Speaker Series: Eating Green, from Garden to Grocery

Sign up for Model D's April Speaker Series, featuring a panel discussing opening green foodie businesses in Detroit. We're teaming up with Open City for another great event this month.

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Speaker Series follow up: Declare Detroit and State of the City forum

We had plenty of poets, politics, pizza and pundits when the Model D Speaker Series took over the Majestic for the State of the City last week. Read of for highlights, audio and the word on next month's event.

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Tonight's Speaker Series: Detroit Declaration public forum & State of the City viewing party

Sign up now for the March 23 Speaker Series event at the Majestic Theatre. We'll hear from the Detroit Declaration, Inside Out poets, Mayor Bing, and, hopefully, you.


Speaker Series follow up: We need a better welcome mat

Change. Fear. Possibilities. Community. City. Suburbs. There wasn't much we didn't talk about at last week's speaker series. Here's a recap, as well as audio from the event.
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