Most people will sleepwalk into the fully sensing world of the smart city. This session asks what kind of technological futures are we heading toward and how are designers, activists, technologists and policymakers creatively and critically responding? This session features presenters discussing the civic and cultural implications of internet equity, big data, internet of things, resiliency planning, and the networked city. Collectively, it advocates for smart/networked city developments that advance equity and resiliency and prioritize participatory approaches.
– How does centering smart city development in social justice practices build equity rather than entrench existing inequitable social structures?
– What role do public, private and philanthropic interests play in shaping smart city developments in Detroit and NYC? Exemplary? Cautionary?
– What tactics/barriers exist for bringing diverse publics into the conversation as real partners in priority-setting and accountability structures?
Detroit is a city rich in musical history, with artists contributing their talents and skills to
shape multiple genres and the music industry at large, both nationally and abroad. In
recent history, many Detroit-based artists have been required to move to other cities to
create sustainable careers for themselves in the creative sector. What can Detroit learn
from other “music cities” to retain and attract musicians and artists, and what can
current “music cities” learn from Detroit about preserving the musical history and
legacies of their city? Join us in a discussion with representatives from Detroit and other cities that have taken steps to nurture music economies.
We’ve missed you. Swing by the Michigan House and dynamic opportunities that have sprung up since you’ve been gone. We’ll have food. We’ll have beer (and wine). We’ll have music. All Made in Michigan. Kinda like y’all.
Featuring the University of Michigan & Michigan State Austin Alumni Club
Includes performances by Mother Cyborg & Tunde Olaniran.
Brought to you by the Grand Rapids Smart Zone, Hello West Michigan, Ann Arbor Spark, Experience Grand Rapids, Bissell, & Quicken Loans.
> 5 artists.
> 5 minutes each.
> $15,000 cash prize.
> March 12 | 5p CT / 6p ET
Five artists from across the United States will pitch their ambitious, large-scale installation ideas at a public event held at Michigan House Austin on March 12. The winner will take home a $15k cash prize to realize their idea on Calder Plaza at ArtPrize 10, where they will be in the running for a combination of public vote and juried awards totaling $500,000.
A candid conversation on beauty, self-esteem and, of course, challenging the status quo. Panelists will discuss their experiences and beliefs about beauty, Moderated by founder and CEO of the Lip Bar, Melissa Butler.
The C.S. Mott Foundation will convene a conversation with the panelists from the March 10 session “Water Insights from the Great Lakes State” to discuss current efforts to protect Michigan’s water, in Flint and throughout the Great Lakes Basin. All are welcome to learn more about the work of the panelists in the Great Lakes & the Canadian Provinces and to explore the possibilities of collaborating on efforts that foster responsible relationships with water around the world.
Creative Many and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance invite you to be a part of a discussion about the techniques and challenges organizations encounter as they collect, process, and utilize data. The conversation will frame data collection topics using examples from past and present UMA and CMM research projects, and will invite participation to explore collecting data techniques with the goal of influencing policy from both quantitative and qualitative frameworks.
Hear Josh Luber, CEO & Co-Founder of StockX, tell the story of how they created a “Stock Market of Things” and the first place you need to look for hard to get sneakers.
Michigan House will provide Michigan Made food & drink. StockX will provide a handful of fabulous prizes you can enter to win including:
– adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Beluga 2.0
– Louis Vuitton Neverfull Monogram Bag
-Supreme Box Logo Hoodie
-Autodromo Group B Watch
Former NFL player and current host of CNBC’s Adventure Capitalist Dhani Jones will sit down for a discussion with the Director of Entrepreneurship for Quicken Loans and author of “The Hustle” James Chapman.
An opportunity to preview the topics that will be covered during the Panel: Strategies for Neighborhood Health the next day, to meet the panelists, and to hear a few words from Steve Downs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Entertainment will be provided by the Grand Rapids Soul Club
Bringing start ups of any kind to scale is a challenge, and a unique one for companies in the mobility space. Emerging companies that are creating the innovations that will drive the mobility industry forward are taking root and growing in metro Detroit, near the automotive suppliers and manufacturers that are key to their long-term success. This panel will feature unique instances of how companies have scaled effectively, like Duo Security, which is Michigan’s first unicorn, May Mobility, a graduate of Y Combinator that is piloting autonomous vehicles in Detroit, and large company spin outs like General Motors’ Maven, which provides ridesharing services in metros around the world. Come learn from companies that are making things happen and achieving growth and success in the country’s mobility mecca.
How do Founders, investors and enterprises work together reduce start up risk? They combine the commercialization power of a global enterprise with the agility of a startup to test, focus and accelerate next generation market leaders? Seamless is the nation’s leading multi-industry, multi-channel, proof-of-concept platform. It unites startups and enterprise in 12-week, cross sector, nonresidential projects with global leaders of industries in home, mobility, retail, wellness and work.
Join us to for an invitation only intimate conversation with some of Michigan’s largest enterprises where they will share what it takes to enable start-up and enterprise engagements that are a win for both parties, and investors. If you are an investor interested in partnering with strategic enterprise investors or you have startups you think could benefit from strategic enterprise collaboration this event is for you.
Christian Rische, Advisor, Business Development, Spectrum Health
Mike Morin, Director, Seamless IoT
Cory Hohs, Co-founder, Haas Alert
We’ve all heard that the next ten years could see massive changes in the ways we drive and ride around our cities and states. As leaders in the field, how can we be sure we’re creating the right kind of change? What are the questions that we’re not asking that we should be? How do we make sure the future of mobility is truly a better future?
Jessica Robinson – Director, City Solutions, Ford Motor Company, Alisyn Malek – COO & Co-Founder, May Mobility, Garry Bulluck – Deputy Chief Mobility Innovations, City of Detroit, Dana Lowell – Global Director of Technology, Scouting, & Ventures, Faurecia
How do we teach the kinds of thinking the future demands? What does that thinking even look like? Can it be taught? How then do we make sure everyone gets in on the lesson? Representatives from the tech, start-up, and educational worlds come together to share some ideas.
Jeff Sorensen – Co-Founder, optiMize, Director Social Innovation,UniversityofMichigan, Trudy Ngo-Brown- DirectorofTeenArts+TechProgram, WMCAT, Damien Rocchi – CEO & Co-Founder, Grand Circus, Skot Welch – Founder, Mosaic Film Experience
Invest Health is an initiative that brings together diverse leaders from mid-sized U.S. cities to develop new strategies for increasing and leveraging private and public investments to accelerate improvements in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health. Members of the Invest Health teams from Grand Rapids and Flint, Michigan team up to share their challenges and successes, and discuss where the initiative is heading in their communities.
Amanda High – Chief of Strategic Innovations,ReinvestmentFund, Jeremy Moore-Director,CommunityHealthInnovations, Spectrum Health, Debra Furr-Holden, PhD- C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Michigan State University, Darel Ross- Director, Start Garden
In legacy cities, deindustrialization, population loss, segregation, and poverty have hampered local governments’ ability to provide basic services. To solve entrenched challenges, cities will have to utilize their greatest resource–their residents. Hear from resident innovators from Detroit and Highland Park, Mich., who are transforming their neighborhoods through community-led projects promoting local ownership, energy independence, equitable internet access, and civic commons.
Jackson Koeppel – Executive Director, Soulardarity, Shamayahim “Mama Shu” Harris – Founder, Avalon Village, Diana Nucera – Director, Detroit Community Technology Project, Allied Media Projects, Ezekiel Harris – Executive Director, MACC Development
The Great Lakes contain 21% of the world’s surface fresh water by volume, and communities in Michigan are working hard to maintain equitable, sustainable access to the abundance that surrounds them. This session examines some of the tactics that water protectors, community activists, and industrial users employ in Michigan to maintain public trust in the systems that regulate and distribute water.
Seth Bernard – Founder, Earthworks Music, Shani Womack – Musician, Lee Sprague – Member, Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, Robert Koenen – CMO, Boxed Water Is Better