Detroit September 15, 2015

Program Overview

The impact of tech on the American economy, its cities and the transformation of the urban ecosystem shaped the agenda for our fourth annual one-day Techonomy Detroit conference. The social and economic evolution of our cities is being impacted every day by tech-driven change in every aspect of how we live and work. Be it advances in transportation, education, healthcare or government, tech is enabling new tools to address the challenges and opportunities that will drive the business and social structures of our interconnected, urbanized future.

Our conference program integrates a number of different formats, allowing for interactive, engaging dialogue and discussion throughout. From our main-stage plenary sessions focused on the strategic implications of big, overarching challenges and opportunities, to our Techonomy Labs designed to run longer and dive deeper into some of the more pressing topics of the day, to one-on-one interviews and short presentations, we’ll be looking at what cities mean today and the evolving role they’ll have tomorrow for citizens, businesses and institutions, for work, play and learning, for jobs, culture and community.

This year’s opening reception featured the first Autodesk Design Night hosted outside of San Francisco. And we were pleased to partner with Venture for America on Wednesday, September 16th to help them kick off City as a Startup, their annual conference focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship, urban development and emerging technology.

Past Conference Reports: 2014 | 2013 | 2012