Why Detroit?

Detroit—the birthplace of assembly-line manufacturing and technologized transportation—was an earlier era’s Silicon Valley. Though its influence and scale have diminished, formidable industrial and cultural assets remain. It has a great airport. Its potential represents in many ways a green field for innovation and transformation.

Detroit’s travails symbolize issues faced by many American cities. In an age of inexorably quickening tech-driven change, how can Detroit’s citizens manifest that change in infrastructure, education, jobs, and services?

The Format

Techonomy Detroit begins with a reception Tuesday evening, September 11, followed by an all- day program at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium September 12. Keynote interviews, short talks and plenary panels will be accompanied by breakout sessions in the beautiful nearby McGregor Center.

To register for Techonomy Detroit: Hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, click here.