Welcome to Detroit Homecoming VIIII

With vaccinations on the rise, we hope you will join us, Sept. 14-16, for our annual Detroit immersion.

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

Planning a live event takes courage these days – for our Detroit Homecoming team and you, our attendees.

In retrospect, it’s a bit ironic that more than eight months ago, we picked a theme for Detroit Homecoming VIIII.

Certainly, planning Detroit Homecoming against the backdrop of the Delta variant is a challenge. But many of us in Detroit have safely attended live events in recent weeks. And we are working to ensure that your Homecoming experience, Sept. 14-16, will be as safe as possible for you and other local attendees.

We will require proof of vaccination. We will require that people wear masks indoors and are adapting the program to have outdoor experiences – including our opening reception and dinner at Beacon Park.

We hope you will consider attending this year in person. Yes, we can livetream on-stage speakers. But nothing beats the Homecoming experience, which this year will include Dlectricity, the remarkable light-as-art outdoor experience in Midtown, and BLISS, the Michigan Opera Theater’s Mozart marathon in a long-closed downtown theater whose most recent life was as a parking garage!

These are “only in Detroit” experiences. And we want to share them with you.

In years past, “expats” have asked to bring family – partners, spouses, local relatives. This is the year to do that. Please use the link we send you to register your guests.

And we hope you’ll send us names of other Detroit-area expats who may not be on our list – family members, childhood friends, classmates, current and former colleagues.

We have room blocks at The Foundation and Book Cadillac 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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