Welcome to Detroit Homecoming VIII

With vaccinations on the rise, we hope you will join us, Sept. 23-27, for our annual Detroit immersion.

Our theme this year: “Detroit after the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities.”

This year, for the first time, we’re building a program that starts with an outdoor reception on Thursday night and runs through the weekend.


Three reasons: We want our Detroit “expat” guests to experience Dlectricity, the remarkable art-as-light experience in Midtown. It runs Friday and Saturday nights only, Sept. 24-25. Our event also coincides with MotorBella, a mobility and auto experience in Pontiac.

And finally, because many of you have told us you’d like to bring family and friends. This is the year to do that.

In fact, we hope you will send us your names of other “expats” – family members, childhood friends, classmates, current and former colleagues.

Like last year, we’re building a program with virtual sessions through the summer, leading up to in-person activities that begin Sept. 23. Last year, expats spent an average of seven hours engaging in the virtual events. This year, we hope to livestream any larger live events, but most of our program is experiential.

We want to make this year safe – and meaningful. Our six content pillars are: Arts, Entertainment, Hospitality, Sports; Addressing the Wealth Gap; Education, Workforce, Digital Divide; Entrepreneurship (including popular “speed dating” between expats and entrepreneurs); Mobility, Technology & EVs; and Commercial Real Estate.

We have room blocks at The Foundation and Shinola hotels. Make sure you ask for our Homecoming rate.

Hope to see you in September. Detroit can’t wait to see you.

Mary Kramer, Program Director

Days of

Dynamic Programming

Join us in the “D” for great speakers, excellent food, terrific networking and the chance to experience Dlectricity, the remarkable light-as-art celebration in Midtown.

Join us this September in Detroit
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