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April 29, 2024

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist

Editor, The World Ahead

TOPIC: Ten Global Trends to Watch

April 15, 2024

Harold Ford, Jr.

Former U.S. Congressional Representative

PNC Bank Regional President for New York

TOPIC: Unpacking the Latest Political Developments: Insights and Analysis

March 11, 2024

Linda Hubbard

President & COO, Carhartt Inc.

TOPIC: Remaining Relevant to Your Customer in a Rapidly Changing World

February 26, 2024

Jonathan Haidt

Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University’s Stern School of Business
Best-Selling Author

TOPIC: This Is Not a Phase: How to live and lead in the post-Gutenberg era

February 5, 2024

Dr. Kaveh Safavi

Senior Managing Director - Consulting Global Health, Accenture

TOPIC: The Future Landscape of Healthcare

January 22, 2024

Alan Beaulieu

President, ITR Economics

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TOPIC: 2024-2025 Anticipating Business Cycle Changes

January 8, 2024

Rebecca Ryan

Economist & Top 50 Futurist

TOPIC: 10 x 10: Ten Trends for the Next 10 Years

November 13, 2023

Greg Williams

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Acrisure

TOPIC: Casting Aside the Status Quo… Acrisure’s Transformational Journey

September 18, 2023

Malcolm Gladwell

Best-Selling Author

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Tech Week Kick-Off

September 11, 2023

Dr. Marci Rossell

Former Chief Economist, CNBC

Dr. Marci Rossell

TOPIC:  The Economy 2024: A Pivotal Year for Inflation, Global Demographics and Technological Disruption from AI

View our 2022-23 Annual Report for a snapshot of our season’s highlights.

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist
Editor, The World Ahead 2023

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May 01, 2023

TOPIC: Ten Global Trends to Watch

Mahendra Ramsinghani

Founder, Secure Octane

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March 13, 2023

TOPIC: Web 3.0 is Here. Is Grand Rapids Ready?

Sheryl Connelly

Leading Futurist & Global Consumer Trends Expert
Legendary Chief Futurist at Ford Motor Company

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February 27, 2023

TOPIC: Confessions of a Futurist – How Businesses Can Learn to Expect the Unexpected

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

February 6, 2023

TOPIC: Building a Brighter Future

Brian Beaulieu

CEO & Chief Economist, ITR Economics

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January 23, 2023

TOPIC: Calculate to Win

Kevin Stotts

President, TalentFirst

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November 14, 2022

TOPIC: Where Did All the Talent Go?

Cyril Perducat

Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer, Rockwell Automation

Cyril Perducat

October 31, 2022

TOPIC: The Future of Manufacturing Technology

Kevin Speicher & Dan Swan

Senior Partners, McKinsey & Company

October 17, 2022

TOPIC: Manufacturing in Michigan – A Resilient New Era

Dr. Marci Rossell

Former Chief Economist, CNBC

Dr. Marci Rossell

September 19, 2022

TOPIC: Economic Forecast – Recession or Not?

Jim VandeHei

Co-Founder & CEO, Axios
Co-Founder & Former CEO, POLITICO

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October 03, 2022

TOPIC: Up-to-the-Minute Politics

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