The Experience

Explore Detroit’s 139 square miles of neighborhoods, parks, and economic corridors.

  • Live & Virtual Keynote Addresses
  • Outdoor Dinners
  • Neighborhood Tours
  • Dlectricity Festival

Detroit Homecoming provides expats with a total immersion into the city’s professional and cultural scene. Build important connections with local companies, grassroots doers, investors and nonprofits.

Reconnect with your hometown.
781
Total Number of

Expat Attendees

Homecoming attracts Detroiters
from across the world. 

Our 2021 programming will include in-person immersions that are in compliance with public-health guidelines, in addition to virtual conversations.

Homecoming provides attendees with a dynamic experiences that will transform your perspective of the city and enlighten your understanding of the role of expats and residents alike in Detroit’s comeback story.

Apply to attend, and once you’re selected, book your flight and make your plans!

This year, we meet outdoors for an opening welcome reception on Thursday, Sept. 23. Then we have 3 days of activities, immersions and optional add-ons through the weekend and Monday, Sept. 27. 

Be sure to bring your walking shoes. And we will provide a safe environment, following all the recommended COVID protocols. See you in September!

Homecoming’s General Structure

Program outlines we’ve generally followed:

Detroit is on the move. Come with us.

Gain Awareness

Discuss current affairs in Detroit as well as the city’s history.

Critical relationships

Spark new industry connections with expats and local professionals.

Creative Fun

Enjoy a range of unique and engaging activities.

Expert Insights

Receive important updates of new trends and areas of opportunity.

Connect and dive deep with Detroit residents and expats who share your passions and interests

Who are Expats?

These are people who were born, raised, educated, or worked in Southeast Michigan and consider Detroit as their hometown.

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A Director’s Welcome

Whether as an expat, a sponsor or a presenter, learn how you can be part of the Homecoming experience and Detroit’s comeback story.

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Our Impact

Detroit Homecoming has successfully inspired expat attendees to give back to their hometown after attending this annual event. Take a look at some of the ways Detroit has benefited from expat engagement.

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