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2019 Homecoming Speakers


Duke Fakir

Four Tops (only surviving member)

Anika Goss-Foster

Executive Director of Detroit Future City

Steve Case

AOL, Former CEO

Mitch Albom

Best Selling author and Detroit Free Press Columnist

Josh Malerman

Author of box office hit, Birdbox

Delane Parnell

PlayVS founder (leading digital sports company)

Nancy Tellem

CMO of Eko. Former President of CBS TV Studios

Jeffry Arronson

Founder of Detroit fashion initiative, Project Treadwing

Deborah Goodrich-Royce

Philanthropist & Author of 'Finding Mrs.Ford'

Mike Duggan

Mayor of the City of Detroit

Bob Thompson

Philanthropist, University Preparatory School System

Bridgett Davis

Author, The World According To Fannie Davis


Experiential Learning Tracks



Celebrate Detroit Culture

Connect with your hometown on a deep and memorable manner. In addition to field trips, you will have a chance to dine, dance, and fellowship with local residents in world-class venues and private homes.
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  • I get to be with lots of interesting tech industry people in the course of my business travels, but the group that attended Detroit Homecoming simply blew me away.  Why? For their diverse accomplishments across so many sectors, their genuine friendliness and the immediate connection we all felt. I rarely go to the same event twice but I hope I am lucky enough to be invited again next year.
    Co-founder & CEO, The Grommet
  • They tugged at my heartstrings.  They demonstrated the turnaround was real.  They made it clear my help and participation would be appreciated.  And they appealed to my greed by showing me there was indeed opportunity in Detroit.  So I'll likely open an office, hire people, and do my part for the city that will always be dear to me.
    Founder & CEO, University Research & Review
  • I had a great experience attending the Detroit Homecoming.  During several sessions, I became emotional because I know the potential of this great city. Prior to the event, I was wondering if I should get involved. Now I know I will get involved and provide transformational leadership in my areas of expertise.  I am committed to the rebirth of Detroit.
    State Representative, Texas
  • The was one of the best experiences of my life. I found the Detroit Homecoming to be inspiring and invigorating: the speakers were great, the venues were on point, and it was a wonderful experience being able to network and connect with other successful, like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs united behind a vision for supporting and growing Detroit.
    Founder & CEO, Social Toaster


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