EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Innovate Michigan! Summit 2016
The fifth annual Innovate Michigan! Summit, was held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.
Summit Promotional Video
Johnathan M. Holifield, Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness®
Can America win the economic future?
"Yes," says the Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness®, Johnathan M. Holifield. In this presentation, the Innovation Economy leader, civil rights advocate and former NFL athlete, shines a bright light on the need to increase the economic productivity of disconnected Americans to improve their quality of life and help our nation sustain global economic leadership.
Although the economic narrative of the 20th century served America well, it will not – indeed, it cannot – meet the needs of the 21st century. Johnathan calls for "All Hands On Deck" strategies and lays out an exciting way forward for America to win the future.
Johnathan presents a compelling model for new economic narratives and community systems, along with an action framework for leaders in business, government, technology, education, philanthropy and the community. His presentation is essential to hear for anyone concerned about shared prosperity and the economic future of the U.S.
|8:30–10:00am||Registration||Big Ten C Lobby|
|9:00–10:00am||Michigan Inventors Coalition Expo Presents: Spin, Pitch, & Sell||Big Ten A|
|10:00–10:20am||Welcome: Rex LaMore, Ph.D. (REI)||Big Ten C|
|10:30–11:10am||I||Flint City Pop Up (CI)||103A|
|10:30–11:10am||I||Some College? (CLP)||103B|
|10:30–11:10am||I||BLVD Harambee (SLFG),
Net Zero Hybridized Infrastructure Implementation Project (SLFG)
|11:25am–12:05pm||II||Women Who Weld, Part II (CLP)||103A|
|11:25am–12:05pm||II||A One-Stop HR Shop for Agriculture in the Middle (CLP)||103B|
|11:25am–12:05pm||II||North Flint Healthy Food Initiative (CI)||104A|
|12:15–12:45pm||Lunch||Lunch||Big Ten C|
|12:45–1:30pm||Lunch||Keynote: Johnathan M. Holifield||Big Ten C|
|1:30–2:30pm||Lunch||Rate the Innovative Ideas: Rex LaMore and Jennifer Bruen (REI)||Big Ten C|
|2:45–3:25pm||III||Development Strategies for Opportunity Youth (CLP)||103A|
|2:45–3:25pm||III||Development of a Sustainable EcoTourism Alliance Organization (CLP)||103B|
|2:45–3:25pm||III||A Historical Perspective and Assessment of the Role and Funding of Michigan Regions: A Case for a Demand-Driven Approachs (CLP)||104A|
|2:45–3:25pm||III||Dearborn Southend District: Vision Plan and Economic Development Strategy (SLFG),
Civic Park Neighborhood Needs (SLFG)
|3:40–4:25pm||Panel||Higher Ed Panel||Big Ten C|