Community-University Partnership: Invested in Michigan's Future

Come see how communities are partnering with Michigan’s 15 public universities

Preparing Michigan for Jobs of the 21st Century: Talent Development, Local to Global

Every day, universities work side by side with small businesses, corporations, hospitals, schools, and communities in every part of the state to make life better for the people of Michigan. Now more than ever, these collaborations are necessary to ensure that innovative discoveries can be applied to real-life problems, locally and statewide.

Register Now (Registration deadline is April 26, 2013)

Preliminary Program

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Registration: 8:30 a.m. (State Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor)

Opening remarks: 9:00 a.m. (State Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor)

Bill Rustem, Chief Strategist for Governor Snyder

Posters: All Day 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (1st floor of Capitol Building)

Presentations: 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Anderson House Building, Mackinac Room)

Lunch and Panel Discussion: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Anderson House Building, Mackinac Room)

Tim Sowton, Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Business Leaders for Michigan

John Austin, President, Michigan State Board of Education; Director, Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas Foundation; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

For questions about the event, please contact Patricia Farrell by phone (517) 482-1563 or email