Former TIME Magazine Editor and Past CEO of CNN to Take Michigan's Center Stage

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, will take Michigan’s Center Stage on Thursday, June 1 to discuss the importance of collaboration in regards to two of the Conference pillars, winning the race in connected technology and increasing economic opportunity in Michigan.

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One Of Time’s “100 Most Influential People In The World” Takes Michigan’s Center Stage

Hear from Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, discuss the importance of increasing economic opportunity on Thursday, June 1 during the 2017 Conference.

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Registration is open for the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference, held Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2, 2017.

The 2017 Conference Pillars are Restoring Civility in American Politics, Winning the Race in Connected Technology and Increasing Economic Opportunity.

Restoring Civility in American Politics

Encourage business and civic leaders to shape public discourse to restore the art of compromise for progress in today’s polarized political environment.

Winning the Race in Connected Technology

Capitalize on Michigan’s strengths to lead in next-generation mobility, expanding beyond the “connected car” to the connectivity of all things and big data.

Increasing Economic Opportunity

Shrink the opportunity gap and enhance quality of life for all Michiganders by promoting economic inclusion strategies.