2018 Mackinac Policy Conference | MiWeek

May 29, 2018

May 30 - June 1, LIVE Webcasts Daily | The annual conference focuses on critical regional issues of government, policy and economics. Hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Held on historic Mackinac Island, the conference draws together 1,700 of Michigan's most influential leaders from government, industry, business, foundations, and non-profits from across the state of Michigan.

Pillars for the 2018 conference include:

  • Trust – restoring confidence in the critical institutions of government, media and business to build trust in society;
  • The Mobility Disruption - Strengthening Michigan’s readiness for the disruption that next-generation mobility will create for industry and society;
  • Is Michigan Prepared? - Ensuring Michigan's competitiveness for major business investment by protecting the existing business climate and addressing issues preventing sustained prosperity for all.


Keynote: Paula Kerger - Trust in Media
Wed. May 30, 3:10pm ET

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks on how media can foster trust, the phenomenon of "fake news," and the need to restore confidence in government, media, and business.

MiWeek: Mackinac Gubernatorial Debate
Thu. May 31, 6pm ET

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Public TV host the first debate featuring the top Democratic and Republican candidates for Michigan governor.

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Streaming produced by Detroit Public Television and MiWeek.