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Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Detroit's storytellers on why the medium brings people closer together

Satori Shakoor and Cornetta Lane are creating platforms for Detroiters to experience the power of storytelling. And Model D and NEI will be holding our own storytelling event (hosted by Shakoor) on Feb. 16.

Cornetta Lane speaks at an event at Submerge Records in the North End

Join us for an On the Ground North End finale celebration: New Year, New Ventures

To conclude four-month series in the neighborhood, we're hosting a conversation at the Jam Handy with residents presenting community ventures and projects.

Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Model D is looking for your story of entrepreneurial success

Startup Story Night will return for the second year in February and we're looking for storytellers for the theme "Love What You Do."

Audience member asks a question at a Live6 speakeasy event

With democratic budgeting, Live6 takes a nontraditional approach to community engagement

After more than a year of outreach and meetings with local stakeholders, the Live6 Alliance held a community vote on how best to spend $40,000 in public safety grant funding. 

Michael Forsyth at Detroit City Distillery

Join Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk at Detroit City Distillery

This installment features the entrepreneurs behind two of Detroit's fastest-growing craft beverage companies.

Niles Heron speaks as rest of panel looks on

5 lessons on failure from Detroit entrepreneurs

On July 27, Model D co-hosted a High Growth Happy Hour event at TechTown Detroit with support from the New Economy Initiative. Here are five lessons from that event.


Join Model D for the next High Growth Happy Hour on "Failure"

Continuing our engagement with the topic of failure, Model D and the New Economy Initiative will be hosting a High Growth Happy Hour speaker event at TechTown Detroit on July 27.

Gathering at Detroit Sip for an installment of Speakeasy

Live6 community dialogue series, Speakeasy, to continue through end of 2017

The Live6 community is working out a number of issues through its monthly Speakeasy dialogue series. Each event is held at a local establishment and focused on an important local issue.

Alex Clark

Video: Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon at Startup Story Night

Earlier this year, five metro Detroit entrepreneurs performed stories about challenges they have overcome to grow their businesses. Watch Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon tell hers.

Brenna Lane, partner and and director of production and operations at Detroit Denim

Detroit Denim makes sturdy jeans, by hand, with less waste

Even after graduating from the makerspace Ponyride into a bigger production facility and storefront, Detroit Denim has dreams of scaling up further.

Joe Spencer, owner of Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Video: Joe Spencer of Louisiana Creole Gumbo at Startup Story Night

On Thursday, January 19 five metro Detroit entrepreneurs performed stories about challenges they have overcome to grow their businesses. Watch Joe Spencer of Louisiana Creole Gumbo tell his.

Winona Bynum, executive director of the Detroit Food Policy Council

Q&A: Winona Bynum of the Detroit Food Policy Council on upcoming conference, equity in food

Detroit Food 2017: Come Together takes place March 9 and 10 and will feature speakers and panels discussing how the food economy relates to issues of equity, health, policy, and more.

Attendees of the event

Perception vs. reality: Safety in Live6 discussed at Speakeasy event

On Friday, January 20, the Live6 Alliance and Model D collaborated for another SpeakEasy event where over 70 attendees participated in a community conversation to discuss the security of the neighborhoods in Live6.

Claire Nelson, founder of the Urban Consulate, introduces the Speakeasy presenters

Join us for the next installment of Speakeasy: a community dialogue on safety

On Friday, January 20, Model D is once again teaming up with the Live6 Alliance for the third installment of the speaker series, Speakeasy. 

Michelle Freeman and Jermaine Jenkins, Witty Gritty

Guests from Chicago and Philadelphia meet on Six Mile for an urban exchange

Detroiters gathered on a recent December evening for an urban exchange to discuss ethical redevelopment, community engagement, and ways to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.


You're invited to Urban Exchange Speakeasy

This Thursday, the Urban Consulate is popping up with Live6 Alliance and Model D to welcome guests from Philadelphia and Chicago to exchange urban ideas.

A community discussion sponsored by Live6

Join Model D and Live6 for Speak Easy: a dialogue between neighbors

The first of a series of dialogues in partnership with the Live6 Alliance, this edition will focus on the relationship between local institutions and the surrounding communities.

Garlin Gilchrist speaks at the Detroit Design Festival

Detroit Design Festival showcases city's bright design future

The Detroit Design Festival wrapped up its third annual summit last month and, as expected, there were in-depth discussions about the power of design. But this year's iteration of the festival had special import. 

Nerissa Street

Immersive "idea lab" celebrates artists as community leaders

Artspace’s annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day "idea lab."

Comic books at a vendor display

The Detroit comic con that's changing perceptions of race in comics

A lot more people are making the pilgrimage to Detroit this fall to attend MECCA, a black-centric celebration of geekdom and creativity.

Green Alley List

Harnessing Detroit's green infrastructure potential

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 8, when five panelists share how they've made an impact on the city by using nature to create a balance between built and natural environments.

Carla Walker-Miller of Walker-Miller Energy at Cafe con Leche

10 lessons about scaling your business from our #HighGrowthHappyHour

Last year, Southeast Michigan Startup began telling the story of high growth companies in Metro Detroit. Here are our 10 favorite lessons from those #HighGrowthHappyHouse meet-ups.

Author Sean Ammirati

Venture capitalist to speak in Detroit about "The Science of Growth"

Sean Ammirati is coming to Detroit this Thursday, April 28 to discuss his new book, "The Science of Growth," which gives future entrepreneurs a blueprint for growing a successful startup.

Dan Carmody, president of Eastern Market Corp.

5 ideas for creating public spaces for everyone in Detroit

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Model D readers gathered at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss what we can learn from welcoming public spaces like the Detroit Riverfront and Eastern Market. Here are some takeaways.

Open City

Thank you, come again: Customer service the subject of Nov. 16 Open City discussion

The fate of a small business can easily rest upon the quality of its customer service. On Nov. 16, a panel of experts will gather at Cliff Bell's to discuss the finer points of good customer service at Open City's latest event, "Thank You, Come Again: Why Good Customer Service Matters."

Kids play along the west riverfront

Join us Nov. 18 for "Where Detroit comes together," a Model D speaker series event

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss the places and spaces where the whole region comes together.

The panel at MakerLab 2015

Specialized skills and knowledge sharing are hallmarks of emerging local 'maker movement'

In a city that has experienced a decades-long decline in manufacturing jobs, a class of specialized laborer and craftsperson -- the so-called "maker" -- has seen a modest revival.

Fisher Body 21 - Detroit Berlin Connection

The Detroit Berlin Connection to host its second conference on May 20

The program, which takes place from 4 until 8 p.m., will include presentations by individuals and organizations involved in art, music, design, innovation, and entrepreneurial efforts in both Detroit and Berlin. Panel discussions and a Q&A session will follow, along with a cocktail hour afterglow where the public can mingle with the speakers.

A Model D speaker series event

Join us May 7 for MakerLab, a Model D speaker series event

On May 7, Model D is teaming up with The Henry Ford to bring you MakerLab, a series of live presentations by Detroit makers where they will discuss their craft and the city's growing maker culture.

A discussion at Bamboo Detroit

Join us April 16 for "Scaling up in the Food Industry," a Model D speaker series event

On Thursday, April 16, join Model D and Southeast Michigan Startup at Bamboo Detroit for a special panel event where local food entrepreneurs will discuss their experiences growing businesses in the region.

Pashon Murray

Discuss social entrepreneurship in Detroit at Jan. 19 Open City event

Engage with a panel of social entrepreneurs working in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 19 at "Be the Change," the first Open City event of 2015.


Berliner Dimitri Hegemann to discuss plans for Fisher Body 21 at community talk on Nov. 29

Hegemann, a Berlin entrepreneur who has played an important role during over two decades of revitalization and reinvention in that city, will be back in Detroit on Nov. 29 to talk about how strategies from Berlin can be used to catalyze growth in Detroit's creative economy.


Open City: Crowd Power! to explore the benefits of community investment in small business

Interested in harnessing the power of community investing for your small business in Detroit? Then Open City's Nov. 17 "Crowd Power" forum is for you.

Open City List

Open City kicks off 8th season of conversations about entrepreneurship in Detroit

Since 2007, Open City has served as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Detroit. A new season kicks off at Cliff Bell's on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.

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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

Bamboo Detroit List

The Culture of Co-Working: A Model D Speaker Series event

Model D and Southeast Michigan Startup will host a panel discussion about the emerging culture of Detroit's co-working spaces on October 22, 2014.

UIX List

Thirteen doable ideas for cities from first ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities.


Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

Jumping Ship List

Jumping ship: Why leaders are leaving corporate jobs for the social sector

Model D is hosting our next Speaker Series event on Thursday, August 21 at United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit. Come meet leaders who left cushy corporate gigs to make a difference.


The Detroit-Berlin Connection: A Model D speaker series event

Walter Wasacz, a co-organizer of the Detroit-Berlin Connection, previews the one-day conference that hopes to forge a stronger bond between the two capitals of the electronic music world. The event kicks off Memorial Day/Movement weekend on Friday, May 23 at the MOCAD.


Speaker Series: What can we learn from Brightmoor?

Come to the Brightmoor Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to learn lessons that can inform what we do in other Detroit communities. The event features a group of panelists made up of engaged residents, neighborhood leaders, and creative thinkers.


Model D Speaker Series on transit recapped

The event was the culmination of the three-day Transportation Odyssey -- on bicycle, bus and train -- from Traverse City to Detroit. The panel and the crowd at 1515 Broadway exchanged some great transit ideas, reports Matthew Lewis.


Model D Speaker Series: Transit, Outside the Box

Join us Friday, Sept. 27 at 1515 Broadway in downtown Detroit to culminate this year's Transportation Odyssey with a special happy hour and conversation about "outside the box" thinking to better connect our city, region and state.


Model D Speaker Series on creative education recapped

A panel and audience made up of arts educators and artists, teachers and other interested citizens joined in a spirited conversation at the Henry Ford Academy Elementary School last month. Matthew Lewis took notes.


Model D Speaker Series: Creative cities, the next generation

Join us this Thursday to hear from innovative educators on both sides of the state who are pushing the needle to ensure our city kids are bright, inquisitive and ready to tackle the challenges of the future. Register now.


Model D Speaker Series: Detroit Regional City

Join us this Wednesday in the newly redesigned Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts for a conversation about our metropolitan future, and how we can play a part together. As always, the program is free and open to the public.


Freshwater Metropolis speaker series

Join us this Thursday on the campus of Lawrence Technological University to hear from a panel of experts, activists, and business owners about how green and blue infrastructure is transforming our region, and learn what you can do to be a part of this movement.


Model D Speaker Series: Opportunity to Grow

Join us this Wednesday, March 20 for a special evening at the Detroit Mercantile Co. (3434 Russell St.) in Eastern Market to learn more about Detroit's growing economy. Yes, we're talking "gazelles." Sign up today.


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.


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 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 TV: Innovation in education speaker series recapped

Students, teachers, administrators, and Model D partners from foundations and media jammed into Youthville for our speaker series on innovation in education. Walter Wasacz took the notes, Tony Eggert and Marvin Shaouni the pictures. 


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: 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.


Detroit music scene speaker series recapped

We had a great discussion about Detroit music last summer, but by all accounts last week's talk at beautiful New Center Park was even more stimulating. Leah Johnson and Claire Nelson took note of the lyrical conversation. 


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.


Building cathedrals: Model D Speaker series on urban innovation

The "hive" was buzzing with ambitious doers leading everything from youth programs to community art projects to startup businesses and micro-lending programs. Impressive crowd, says Claire Nelson. Tony Eggart was there with his camera.


Model D Speaker Series: Detroit's Music Scene

Last summer's speaker series on Detroit music rocked. This year's event is Thursday at New Center Park and promises to be even better. Register now. 


Inclusivity & Revitalization speaker series in review

How can a more vibrant, and unified, LGBT community lead to a revitalized Detroit? That was one of the questions raised at last week's Model D speaker series. But there was more. Much more. Leah Johnson was there to capture it all.


Model D Speaker Series: Urban Innovation

Detroit creatives, join us tomorrow (June 27) for our speaker series at D:hive, where you'll meet innovative people and learn about cool projects they're taking to the next level. Register now. Space is limited.


Model D Speaker Series: Inclusivity & Revitalization

Join us tomorrow, June 6, at the beautiful, historic Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth Street in Midtown Detroit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m.


Model D Speaker Series: Do the right thing

Join us tonight at Willys Overland Lofts for our next Model D Speaker Series and the debut of two short films about Avalon and City Living Detroit before their nationwide release.


IdeaLab's greatest hits: We've got video from January speaker series

When Josh McManus of D:hive and CreateHere took the stage at last month's Revitalization & Business Conference, he raised the program to another level -- by simply bringing it all down to earth. How did he do it? Watch and find out.


Model D Speaker Series: Growing Companies

Join Model D Wednesday 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.


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. 


Speaker Series recap: Christopher Leinberger on urbanism and economic development

Our October Speaker Series featured a conversation with national land-use strategist, developer and Brookings Institution fellow, Christopher Leinberger. Was it good? Better than that. Walter Wasacz taps out notes on his iPad.


Model D and Open City Speaker Series in review

These four panelists say they came to do various kinds of business in Detroit with eyes wide open and because they want to matter. Now they are changing the entrepreneurial landscape, one idea, one action at a time. Inspired, Ashley Woods reports. 


Friday's Model D Speaker Series features urban strategist Christopher Leinberger

The 21st century American Dream is a place where people can live, work and play within easy walking distance, according to Christopher Leinberger. A return to better urbanism and stronger community life. We like how that sounds. 


Tonight's Model D Speaker Series: Teaming up with Open City

Moderated by Nichole Christian of WDET, the panel will include guests from Hatch Detroit, Kiva Detroit and the Detroit Creative Corridor's Creative Ventures program.


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.


"Inclusivity and visibility": Gay Detroit going forward discussed at Model D Speaker Series

A crush of people, ideas, lively discussion and robust debate were all part of our Speaker Series event last week at downtown's Park Bar. Our summer intern Audrey Armitage was there taking copious notes and filed this recap along with managing editor Walter Wasacz.


Model D Speaker Series tonight: Gay Detroit

After the massively successful Motor City Pride and march we keep the heat turned up with our next next speaker series event on Gay Detroit. It's tonight at downtown's Park Bar. And there is an afterglow, doggy style. Sign up now.


On the Road: Model D Speaker Series recap on Urban Mobility

Getting around the city by cycling is not just fun or exercise. It's a practical transportation option that is gaining traction in the erstwhile Motor City. We had a great discussion about it with a number of experts. Ashley Woods reports from curbside.


Model D Speaker Series: Urban Mobility

Spring is here and it's time to talk about getting mobile in the city. That means cycling and other inter-urban transit issues. Our next Speaker Series event is all about it. Check it out and sign up now.


Talking about a more global Detroit: Model D Speaker Series in review

A crowd of about 75 people packed Hamtramck Public Library to listen to a panel talk about the importance of making Detroit a more welcoming place for immigrants. News editor Ashley Woods brings back some highlights from this hard-hitting discussion.


Model D Speaker Series: Rolling out the welcome mat: Detroit as a global community

Take a stroll around Hamtramck and see the vibrancy of urban life everywhere. Much of it is generated by wave after wave of immigrant communities who've settled there to live, raise families, open businesses. This month's speaker series, set in the city within the city of Detroit, is all about welcoming newcomers to the 313.


Model D Speaker Series: Mo' food panel in review

What a scene: a standing room only crowd gathered at a downtown hot spot to talk about one of the coolest regional topics of the moment -- the Detroit food economy, and how far we've come, baby, in a very short time. SimmerD columnist Noelle Lothamer reports from the packed house.


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.

Book Cadillac Detroit

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.

Great Lakes coffee

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.

Declare Detroit

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.

Declare Detroit

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.

Young Detroiters

Sign up for the February Speaker Series: This is Young Detroit

Are we making Detroit a place where young and talented people want to be? The Michigan Front Page, Model D and Fusion are joining forces to get some answers at our Speaker Series this month, Feb. 25


Model D-Open City January Speaker Series follow-up: Growing the local economy

At the January Model D Speaker Series last week, panelists discussed ways local businesses can work together to boost the local economy. We've got highlights.


Growing a stronger local economy: Model D joins Open City Jan. 19 at Cliff Bell's

Model D joins our friends at Open City this month for a discussion of how we can cross-promote, collaborate and otherwise work together to strengthen the local economy. The event is free, so register today.

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Reflecting Detroit in the (new) media: Speaker series follow up and download

Panelists at our Speaker Series event last week urged Detroiters to tell their own stories. Here's a recap, or download the MP3 and listen to the discussion for yourself.

Speaker Series 9/15: What are the Business Opportunities in the City?

Model D and Open City Detroit ask: Where is the entrepreneurial opportunity in Detroit? Sorry, but the event is full.

Tonight's Speaker Series: Registration is Full

One of the nation's primo urban thinkers, Carol Coletta of CEOs for Cities and Smart City Radio, makes a stop at Model D's Speaker Series Aug. 3 at the College for Creative Studies. Registration for the event is full.

Speaker Series Tonight at the Magic Stick

How do we keep our communities intact in the face of a mortgage crisis? Development groups, real estate agents, nonprofits and neighbors will talk about their strategies with Model D and Detroit's WDET radio station at our June 24 event. Come on out and be a part of it.

Sign Up and Get Sticky at the Speaker Series at the Green Garage May 14

Read on for the deets for the next Speaker Series event, this Thursday, May 14. We'll be talking about the Dequindre Cut and Detroit Bikes and Trails at a very cool space -- the Green Garage in Midtown. And we're getting sticky afterwards. Yes, we said sticky. This is going to be a good one, people.

Who Moves to Detroit: Notes from Model D's Speaker Series

What does falling in love look like? If we've learned anything from Hollywood and romantic comedies, it's not always pretty, easy or perfect, but it's something sweet, sincere and hopeful, and usually stars Kate Hudson. At Model D's April speaker series, we talked to four people who were not born and raised here, but who have fallen for Detroit all the same. Sorry, no Kate Hudson.

Model D Speaker Series Feb. 17: Sign Up Now

Model D's Speaker Series is Tuesday, Feb. 17 and is all about finding the best location for your new biz. Sign up now. Space is limited.

Speaker Series This Thursday: Time to Sign Up

Model D's Speaker Series is this week. Sign up today. Smart, savvy start-ups are proving to be key to keeping the young and the restless put in Detroit. Our next Model D Speaker Series looks at who's building businesses and retaining talent. It'll be on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Speaker Series Tonight: More Transit Please

Tonight's Speaker Series is about putting more bikes, trains and buses on Detroit's streets. Speakers are John Hertel and Scott Clein -- two people working to change how we get around.

Speaker Series This Week - Sign Ups Closed

Model D's Speaker Series takes a field trip Sept. 25 to the Russell Industrial Center for a session on building clusters of creative businesses, which happens to be what the Russell does best. We'll also hear from Pure Detroit's owners about their legacy, 10 years of being one of the city's hippest businesses.Sign up for the event today.

Speaker Series -- Hollywood and the Detroit Film Boom -- Sign up full

Model D's Speaker Series is back from a summer break with a look at the burgeoning film industry in Detroit. What does Hollywood have to offer the Motor City? Sign up today to attend the Aug. 21 event.

Sign Up: Speaker Series, 3rd Anniversary Party at the Max This Week

Model D is celebrating our 3rd year with a special speaker series, music and party on June 20 at the Max -- in conjunction with the DSO's 8 Days in June. Sign up for the free event, now. And our b-day gift to you: Model D  readers get a discount on that evening's 8 Days in June show.

Speaker Series This Week -- Sign Up Now!

Sign up now for the next Model D Speaker Series -- set for May 22 at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. We will revisit the topic of sustainable urbanism with architect Mark Nickita, Chris Bray of the Gratiot Woods neighborhood, and Diane Van Buren Jones of the WARM Training Center, whose efforts helped bring a green audit to the city.

Save the Dates: Eastern Market Tour and Next Speaker Series

Get to know the Eastern Market neighborhood with Model D and Inside Detroit on May 18. And learn more about sustainable initiatives in Detroit at our next speaker series event, May 22. Read on for sign up info.

Speaker Series This Wednesday -- Sign Up Now

The next Model D Speaker Series is Wednesday, April 23 — so sign up! Business and community leaders will tell you about how Southwest Detroit is growing — attracting businesses and new immigrants — and the potential for more investment in the area.

Model D Speaker Series -- SIgn Up Full

The Model D Speaker Series is going green, with a sharp eye on Midtown. "Building a Green City: Sustainable Urbanism in Detroit" will be the topic of the next event — to be held March 19 at the Detroit Yacht Club.

Model D Speaker Series: Detroit Sells

Who's selling in Detroit? Who's buying? What's hot (and not) in residential retail in the city?The speaker series sign up is closed. We'll be back in March with another hot topic.

Speaker Series Wed. Nov. 14

Detroit is flush with retail opportunities — billions of dollars worth. Hear about it from experts and a panel of retailers Nov. 14 at the Detroit Yacht Club. It's free, but you must RSVP.

Speaker Series This Week!

Sign up today for the next Model D Speaker Series presentation on Oct. 10. Museum director Graham W.J. Beal will discuss the DIA's $158 million renovation project.

Last Call for Model D Speaker Series

Join CEOs For Cities President Carol Coletta and Lou Glazer, president of Michigan Future Inc, at Model D's next speaker series event.

Speaker Series about Riverfront with Bing and Slavik

The Model D Speaker series continues April 13 with special guests Dave Bing and Ron Slavik. The subject of the talk will include the redevelopment of the Riverfront and the significant investments being made. Sign up today.

Speaker Series Feb. 2 (Registration is Full)

Model D's speaker series returns Friday, Feb. 2, with a look at the Westin Book-Cadillac developments. This installment will be at the Guardian Building.

Speaker Series Feb. 2 (Registration is Full)

Model D's speaker series returns Friday, Feb. 2, with a look at the Westin Book-Cadillac developments. This installment will be at the Guardian Building.

Speaker Series This Week

Model D's next Speaker Series event is this Friday, Nov. 3, at the Detroit Yacht Club. RSVP now to hear about out-of-town investors who've put their money in Detroit.

Model D Speaker Series

Hear from the people driving Detroit's transformation as Model D hosts a speaker series — starting this Friday — at the Detroit Yacht Club.
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