President's Symposium and Reception

Tuesday, October 8, 2013            

Pre-Reception:    Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Architecture Gallery (A-210) at 5:30 p.m.  During this event there will be a silent auction taking place to raise funds for the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright Affleck House.  If you wish to make a contribution to support the Affleck House restoration, you may do so during registration.

Symposium:    Begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Architecture Auditorium 

Panel discussion to take place regarding the revitalization of Detroit.  The distinguished panel will include:

Frank Beckmann – Moderator:  Mr. Beckmann has been the radio play-by play announcer for University of Michigan football since 1981 and hosts a daily weekday talk show on WJR-AM in Detroit.

Robert Gregory – Panelist:
  Mr. Gregory is the Senior Vice President of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, a private/public partnership of corporate and civic leaders that supports, advocates and develops programs and initiatives that create a clean, vibrant, safe, beautiful, inviting and economically strong Downtown Detroit community.

Faye Nelson – Panelist:  Ms. Nelson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Inc., a non-profit organization formed to restore, develop and maintain the public space along Detroit’s riverfront.  She serves on the board of several community, civic and economic development organizations, including Detroit Symphony Orchestra, University of Detroit Mercy, TechTown, The Henry Ford Health System and Health Network Board.

Rainy Hamilton Jr. – Panelist:  Mr. Hamilton is Co-Founder and Principal at Hamilton Anderson Associates, a company whose many projects include MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown Casino, Detroit School of Arts High School, Wayne State University’s Queen Lillian Medical Offices and Welcome Center, the new Mumford High School, among others.  The firm is also the strategic framework planner for the Detroit Future City Project.

W. Kim Heron – Panelist:  Mr. Heron is Web and Publications Writer at Kresge Foundation. 
Before joining the Kresge Foundation, W. Kim Heron served as managing editor, 1997-06, and editor, 2006-12, of the Metro Times, Detroit’s largest alternative weekly. He also reported for the Detroit Free Press, 1979-95. A musician, Heron hosted WDET-FM’s weekly jazz show, The Kim Heron Program, for 18 years.

Afterglow:    Coffee and dessert will be served in the Architecture Gallery (A-210) following symposium.

Cost:  None

Please register for this event below.  For questions, please call Kate Roy at 248.204.2805.

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Symposium and Reception
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 5:30 PM