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April 29

Tom Standage, Deputy Editor, The Economist

Editor, The World Ahead

April 15

Harold Ford Jr., Former U.S. Congressional Representative, PNC Bank Regional President for New York

March 25

Stuart Hart, Professor in Residence, University of Michigan, Erb Institute of Sustainable Enterprise

March 11

Linda Hubbard, President & COO, Carhartt Inc.

February 26

Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University’s Stern School of Business

Best-Selling Author

February 5

Dr. Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director – Consulting Global Health, Accenture

January 22

Alan Beaulieu, President, ITR Economics

January 8

Rebecca Ryan, Economist and Top 50 Futurist


December 4

Mike Wall, Executive Director, Automotive Analysis at S&P Global Mobility

Tobias Banik, President, tesa North America

Christina Keller, CEO & Chair, Cascade Engineering

Jon Husby, President, ADAC Automotive

November 13

Greg Williams, Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Acrisure


November 6

Jeff Donofrio, President & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan

Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Corewell Health

Ronald Hall, President & CEO, Bridgewater Interiors

Rick Keyes, President & CEO, Meijer


October 23

Peter Zeihan, Geopolitical Strategist & Best-selling Author

October 9

Moderated by Joe Boomgaard, Editor, Crain’s Grand Rapids Business

Kris Spaulding, President & Owner, Brewery Vivant

Dave Engbers, President & Co-Founder, Founders Brewing Co.

Matthew Hoeksema, President, New Holland Brewing Co.

John Miller, CEO, Saugatuck Brewing Co.

September 25

Dr. Marcus Collins, Award- Winning Marketer and Best-Selling Author

Marketing Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

September 18

Malcolm Gladwell, Journalist, and Best-selling Author

*In Partnership with The Right Place, Inc. Tech Week Kick-Off

September 11

Dr. Marci Rossell, Former Chief Economist, CNBC

May 01

Tom Standage, Deputy Editor, The Economist and Editor, The World Ahead

April 17

Tim Brown, Co-Chair, IDEO

March 27

Moderated by Terry Barclay, President & CEO, Inforum

Sara Armbruster, President & CEO, Steelcase

Philomena Mantella, President, Grand Valley State University

Ana Ramirez-Saenz, CEO & Founder, La Fuente Consulting, LLC

March 13

Mahendra Ramsinghani, Founder, Secure Octane

February 27

Sheryl Connelly, Leading Futurist & Global Trends Expert and Legendary Chief Futurist at Ford Motor Company

February 06

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

January 23

Brian Beaulieu, CEO & Chief Economist, ITR Economics

January 09

Jon Clifton, CEO, Gallup


December 05

Moderated by Tasha Blackmon, President & CEO, Cherry Health

Gina Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group

Carlos Cubia, Chief Inclusion, Equity, Diversity and Sustainability Officer, Corewell Health

Donna Flynn, Vice President, Global Talent, Steelcase

November 14

Kevin Stotts, President, TalentFirst

October 31

Cyril Perducat, SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Rockwell Automation

October 17

Kevin Speicher & Dan Swan, Senior Partners, McKinsey & Company

October 03

Jim VandeHei, Co-Founder & CEO, Axios and Co-Founder & Former CEO, POLTICO

September 19

Dr. Marci Rossell, Former Chief Economist, CNBC

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