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Techonomy Detroit Opens WSU with High-profile Tech Speakers

Sept. 12, 2012

Zlati Meyer

Techonomy Detroit, a conference including Techonomy Detroit, a conference including AOL cofounder Steve Case, Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey, Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert and Ford Chief Technology Officer Paul Mascarenas, opens this morning at Wayne State University. , Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert and Ford Chief Technology Officer Paul Mascarenas, opens this morning at Wayne State University.

Hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, the event is billed as a "one-day convergence of the brightest minds... to reignite U.S. competitiveness, job creation and urban revitalization in a technologized age."

Tickets can still be purchased today on site at Wayne State University's McGregor Memorial Conference Center. They are $300 for DEC members and $500 for others.

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The event, which runs from 7:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m., includes breakfast, lunch and a networking reception.

The conference examines economic growth, American competitiveness, job creation and resurrecting cities -- and the vital role technology plays in that. This is the first regional Techonomy conference.

The original Techonomy Media get-together was in 2010; the two-day worldwide gathering, founded by David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World," is now held annually in Arizona.

Other presenters include "What Color is Your Parachute?" author Dick Bolles.

The cost is $300 for Detroit Economic Club members and $500 for nonmembers.

The Detroit Media Partnership, which includes the Free Press, is one of the sponsors.



Source: (c)2012 the Detroit Free Press. Distributed by MCT Information Services


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