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2021 Innovate Michigan! Summit | Session 2

Friday, September 3rd | 9:00 am - 12:20 pm

For Session 2, 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 (subject to change)

9:00 am | Welcome to Session 2

  • Welcome, Mary ZumBrunnen, Project Coordinator, University Center for Regional Economic Innovation
  • Opening remarks from Susan Brehm, Regional Director, EDA Chicago Regional Office
  • Polling and Introductions

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

Innovation Fellow, Melissa Davis: Energy Challenges in the Keweenaw: Recruiting the Community to Develop Innovative Acceptable Solutions and Local Supply Chains

Session A

9:30 am | Co-Learning Plan, Tony Willis: Strategies and Tools for Economic Development Organizations to Champion Equitable Economic Development

Session B

10:20 am | Welcome back and brief break

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

Co-Learning Plan, Jacob Namovich: Virtue and Policy in the Michigan Circular Economy

Session A

10:30 am | Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project, Renee Pellegrini: 
A Walkable Community: Connecting East Canfield Village

Session B

11:20 am | Welcome back and brief break

11:30 am | Breakout rooms with Session A & B

Co-Learning Plan, Jessica Barnes-Najor: Indigenous Food and Economic Systems for Michigan Tribes

Session A

11:30 am | Student-Led Faculty-Guided, Mr. Donaldson: City of St. Clair School Reuse Plan

Session B

12:20 pm | Closing Remarks

  • Ideas to Innovation polling reminder

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