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2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit | Session 1

Thursday, September 2nd, 9:00 am - 12:25 pm

The 2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit includes REI's project authors, Innovation Fellows, and Student-Led, Faculty-Guided projects focusing on a variety of topics.

Thank You for Joining Us

Session Agenda

9:00 am | Welcome to the 2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit

  • Welcome, Dr. Rex LaMore, Director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
  • "What is REI?" and event schedule, Jennifer Bruen, Assistant Director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development

9:30 am | Breakout rooms with Session A & B

Innovation Fellow, Chris Miller: Community Capital Accelerant

Session A

9:30 am | Student-Led Faculty-Guided, Moe Ayoub and Maggie Huntley: Vision for Westland Mall

Session B

  • Presentation by Mr. Ayoub and Maggie Huntley, 2021 Student-Led Faculty-Guided Project, Vision for Westland Mall
  • Audience discussion and Q&A

10:20 am | Welcome back and brief break

10:30 am | Breakout rooms with Session A & B

Student-Led Faculty-Guided, Lisa Casper: Makerspace Prototype Exploration for Local Micro-Business Incubator

Session A


10:30 am | Co-Learning Plan, Louise Jezierski and Sejuti Das Gupta: Making Ends Meet: Women's Social Capital Development in Regional Information Economies

Session B

11:20 am | Welcome back and brief break

11:30 am | Keynote: Hazel Henderson

  • Presentation on Sustainable Redevelopment for Circular Economies
  • Audience discussion and Q&A

12:25 pm | Closing Remarks

  • Ideas to Innovation polling reminder
  • Join us tomorrow, September 3rd for Session 2!

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