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NOTE: All agenda items are subject to change.

Tuesday, May 26
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 2015 Conference Registration Open
  • Location: Garden Terrace

  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Opening Dinner and Entertainment
  • Location: Grand Hotel Stables

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Open
  • Location: Grand Hotel Stables

Wednesday, May 27
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Media Row Open
  • Location: Main Dining Room

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Media Center Open
  • Location: Terrace Room

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Conference Registration Open
  • Location: Garden Terrace

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Communication Center Open
  • Location: Cottage Restaurant

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Sponsor Session
  • Location: Brighton Pavilion

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Location: Tea Garden Tent

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • Opening Session
  • Location: Theatre

  • 1:20 p.m.
  • Conference Welcome
  • Location: Theatre

    Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

  • 1:40 p.m.
  • Keynote Address: Mike Rowe
  • Location: Theatre

    Mike Rowe, Founder, mikeroweWorks Foundation; Host, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”

     

  • 2:25 p.m.
  • Keynote Address: Dean Kamen
  • Location: Theatre

    Dean Kamen, Founder, DEKA Research and Development Corp.

  • 3:35 p.m.
  • Remarks and Panel Discussion
  • Location: Theatre

    Remarks:
    Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

  • 4:25 p.m.
  • Keynote Address: John Hope Bryant
  • Location: Theatre

    John Hope Bryant, CEO and Founder, Operation HOPE, Inc.; Founder, Bryant Group Ventures

  • 4:50 p.m.
  • General Sessions
  • Location: Theatre

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • The Grand Event
  • Location: Parlor, Porch and Main Dining Room

Thursday, May 28
  • 6:00 a.m.
  • Media Row Open
  • Location: Main Dining Room

  • 6:00 a.m.
  • Media Center Open
  • Location: Terrace Room

  • 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Open
  • Location: Garden Terrace

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Communication Center Open
  • Location: Cottage Restaurant

  • 7:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast Sessions
  • Locations: Brighton and Grand Pavilion

  • 8:45 a.m.
  • Panel Discussion
  • Location: Theatre

    Panel:
    Kevyn Orr, Former Emergency Manager, City of Detroit
    Steven Rhodes, Judge (retired), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
    Gerald Rosen, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

    Moderator: Mariam Noland, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Keynote Address: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Location: Theatre

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Best-selling Author, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”; Presidential Historian

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Keynote Address: Mellody Hobson
  • Location: Theatre

    Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments LLC.; Chair, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

    Interviewer: Harold Ford Jr., Former U.S. Representative; Political Analyst, MSNBC and CNBC

  • 11:20 a.m.
  • Keynote Address: Dan Senor
  • Location: Theatre

    Dan Senor, Best-selling Author, “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle”

  • 12:00 p.m.
  • Sponsor Lunch Sessions
  • Locations: Brighton and Grand Pavilion

  • 2:30 p.m.
  • Keynote Address: Nate Silver
  • Location: Theatre

    Nate Silver, Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com; Best-selling Author, “The Signal and the Noise”

  • 3:15 p.m.
  • Keynote Address: Rick Snyder
  • Location: Theatre

    Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • PAC Reception
  •  Location: Theatre

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Reception on the Porch
  • Location: Grand Hotel Porch

Friday, May 29
  • 6:00 a.m.
  • Media Row Open
  • Location: Main Dining Room

  • 6:00 a.m.
  • Media Center Open
  • Location: Terrace Room

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Conference Registration Open
  • Location: Garden Terrace

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • Communication Center Open
  • Location: Cottage Restaurant

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • General Sessions
  • Location: Theatre

  • 10:45 a.m.
  • Closing Remarks
  • Location: Theatre

    Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Conference Wrap Up
  • Location: Parlor

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