Many conferences sell tickets by announcing high-wattage keynote speakers from Fortune 500 companies and sexy tech startups who present bold ideas for the future.
What makes Urban Innovation Exchange (Sept. 24–26 in Detroit) unique is that it’s about passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their neighborhoods and cities better.
Their projects aren’t big and flashy (in fact, they’re the opposite), but their visions are no less bold.
Over the course of three days in Detroit, we’ll learn about 50 innovative small-scale projects from six American cities led by artists, designers, makers, entrepreneurs, and one badass mayor. Their ideas are changing the way we think about urban investment and impact.