Techonomy Detroit returning in September

ooo ren cenTechonomy Detroit, a conference that explores the role of technology in the economy and society, returns in September for its third annual gathering.

Organizers said this week that the conference will begin Sept. 15 with a reception at the Detroit Institute of Arts, followed by a full day Sept. 16 at the Community Arts Auditorium and McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University.

Confirmed speakers include Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square; industrial designer Brooks Atwood; urban affairs expert Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution; Stacy Brown-Philpot, chief operating officer of Task Rabbit; Joel Gurin, open data expert, author and senior adviser to the Governance Lab at New York University, and Harvard Business Review executive editor Justin Fox.

Announced conference topics include a panel discussion on the role of technology in Detroit’s revitalization.

To register for the conference or get more information, go to

Contact John Gallagher: 313-222-5173 Follow him on Twitter @jgallagherfreep.


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