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Registration is now open for the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference, held March 1, 2018.
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Event Details:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
MotorCity Casino Hotel – Sound Board
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration Opens for 2018 Conference; Wes Moore to Deliver Keynote Address

Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation and best-selling author, will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference on Thursday, March 1 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. A renowned social advocate, Moore will discuss what it means to be “civil” and the role communities play in influencing individual behavior and tolerance. Moore delivered a highly attended keynote address at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference focused on inclusive, broad and transparent conversations. Read more about his session here. This keynote is sponsored by PNC.

In today’s polarized environment, is it possible to instill civility in Detroit as a necessity in all that we do, and not simply a response in times of crisis? The 2018 Detroit Policy Conference will bring together more than 600 business, community and political leaders to focus on creating a culture of civility in Detroit.

Former Senator Carl Levin to Serve as Honorary Chair of 2018 Detroit Policy Conference

Carl Levin, senior counsel at Honigman and former U.S. Senator, will serve as the first Honorary Chairman of the Detroit Policy Conference. In this position, Levin will provide strategic guidance in the development of the agenda around the Conference’s core theme of creating a culture of civility. At the Conference, Levin will participate in a one-on-one conversation discussing his experiences and the importance of civility in Detroit.

Levin served in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and is the longest-serving senator in Michigan’s history. A longtime advocate for civility, Levin’s experience and knowledge of producing bipartisan results through mutual respect and collaboration will be invaluable as the Detroit Regional Chamber develops the Conference agenda.

Previously, the Chamber honored Levin at the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference as he retired from public service. He also sat down with the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams to discuss his final term and reflect on his time as an elected official.