Conference Schedule

Tuesday: May 1

May 1

Rose Center Fellowship Retreat

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 08:00 AM – 5:30 PM Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney, Burnham Meeting Room (One Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226) By Invitation Only
May 1

Building Healthy Places Interest Forum

The seventh in the series of Building Healthy Places Interest Forums, generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis, will bring together leaders in health, wellness, and real estate to discuss what they are doing, planning, and observing in the field.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 08:00 AM – 4:00 PM Michigan Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street By Invitation Only
May 1

Detroit’s DNA: Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

Sold Out

This tour will guide guests through thoughtfully chosen locations that showcase how Detroit is repurposing its underutilized real estate assets to support the creation of advanced manufacturing technologies.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM Ticket #2 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Under the Hood and Behind the Wheel at Ford Motor Company

SOLD OUT

Attendees will get behind the wheel and test drive some of Ford’s latest products on track surfaces and also see the breadth of Ford’s vehicle dynamics testing facility.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 08:30 AM – 2:30 PM Ticket #3 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Detroit Public Spaces

Sold Out

The Detroit Public Spaces tour will take guests on a carefully curated showcase of some of Detroit’s most distinctive and dynamic public spaces.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM – 2:00 PM Ticket #4 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

The Future of Mobility

Sold Out

This tour will provide guests with a firsthand look at the future of mobility–and how the tools and technologies that will define that future are already being designed and tested in Southeast Michigan.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ticket #7 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Detroit Modern: Super Blocks, Urban Renewal, and Delight

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The Detroit Modern tour will provide guests with a firsthand look at some of Detroit’s hidden gems.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ticket #6 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Midtown to Motown: Anchor Institutions

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This tour delivers a fascinating look at the expanding Midtown Detroit and Motown Districts–and the major institutions that are anchoring these neighborhoods.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ticket #8 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

J.C. Nichols Prize Management Committee

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 313AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 1

Neighborhood Revitalization In Motion

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The Neighborhood Revitalization In Motion tour is a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at this extraordinary and historic revitalization phenomenon as it happens.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ticket #5 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Private Art Collections (The Grand Bargain)

For anyone who loves art or wants to learn more about Detroit’s rich artistic history, this is an experience that is not to be missed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 09:30 AM – 4:00 PM Ticket #9 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Open Space Innovation

The unique Open Space Innovation tour will allow guests to get a detailed look at the variety of inspired ways in which Detroit has leveraged and repurposed open spaces.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Ticket #10 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

Woodward Avenue and Automotive Heritage

This tour will highlight the transformative impact the auto industry has had, and continues to have, on a city that has clearly earned its Motor City moniker.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Ticket #11 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

ULI Investment Committee

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 311AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 1

WLI/Larson Leadership Summit

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM By Invitation Only
May 1

Olympia Development | The District Detroit

Join us for an exclusive tour of The District Detroit, a world-class sports and entertainment development.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ticket #12 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

ULI Legacy Forum for Multifamily Housing

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Room Ambassador 3 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 1

ULI Global Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 252B Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 1

Detroit: A Strong History and a Bright Future

Sold Out

This tour presents an exclusive opportunity to experience the action and momentum firsthand, alongside those who are creating it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 01:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ticket #13 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

WLI Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 03:00 PM – 5:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 411ABC Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 1

Center for Sustainability Happy Hour

Gather for drinks and appetizers with members and partners committed to enhancing sustainability, health, and resilience in their work and their communities.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 04:00 PM – 6:00 PM By Invitation Only
Networking
May 1

Rose Center Mayors’ Forum

Please RSVP for free using this link. This panel discussion of mayors will be centered on the themes of: How can cities approach the challenge of housing affordability in transitioning neighborhoods by focusing on neighborhood economic…

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 05:30 PM – 7:30 PM Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Marquette Rooms A&B Open to All Attendees
May 1

ULI Welcome Reception

Kickoff your Spring Meeting experience by connecting with fellow attendees during this open bar reception at Little Caesars Arena. Event Transportation Shuttles will run from the Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center & Cobo…

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 05:30 PM – 7:00 PM Little Caesar's Arena Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 1

ULI Foundation Governors Reception

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 06:30 PM – 9:30 PM Comerica Park Networking
By Invitation Only
May 1

ULI Night at Comerica Park

Join a group of fellow ULI baseball fans for a Detroit Tigers game after the Welcome Reception. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM Comerica Park Networking
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required
May 1

ULI Global Board of Directors and Americas Executive Committee Joint Dinner

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 07:00 PM – 9:30 PM Detroit Foundation Hotel, 5th Floor, 250 W Larned St By Invitation Only
Networking

Wednesday: May 2

May 2

Key Leaders Thought Leadership Breakfast

Supported by the Larson Leadership Initiative

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 07:00 AM – 8:30 AM Waterview Loft at Port Detroit Networking
By Invitation Only
May 2

Real Estate End Users Forum (REEUF)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 07:30 AM – 3:00 PM GM Renaissance Center (Beaubian Conference Room) Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

ULI Terwilliger Center National Advisory Board

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 07:30 AM – 9:30 AM Cobo Center, Room 321 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Urban Land Conversation

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:00 AM – 9:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 414AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Building Density in Detroit’s Suburbs

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This tour will take guests on a journey that will give them a closer look at four fascinating examples of how to bring density, walkability, and vitality to a range of different suburban communities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM Ticket #14 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 2

Adaptive Reuse

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Guests will learn about how adaptive reuse investments have spurred subsequent development, and sparked new opportunities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM Ticket #15 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 2

Leveraging Successful Public/Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships have become necessary in contemporary development as communities seek urban revitalization with increased community benefits such as affordable housing, transit-oriented development, infrastructure and placemaking. As important as these partnerships are, frequently opportunities are…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM SEMCOG (1001 Woodward Avenue, #1400, Detroit, MI 48226) Open to All Attendees
May 2

ULI Network Chairs Breakfast

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 330B Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Pathways for Inclusion Program with JP Morgan Chase

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:30 AM – 11:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 260 By Invitation Only
May 2

Detroit Historic Architecture

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This tour provides guests with a fascinating glimpse into the heritage and history of Detroit's storied architectural legacy.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 08:30 AM – 12:30 PM Ticket #16 Tours
Separate Ticket Required
May 2

Healthy Housing for All Workshop

Around the country, developers of affordable housing are among the primary innovators when it comes to understanding the health needs of residents and offering design and programming solutions to address them, but demand for healthy public and affordable housing units far outweighs supply.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 312AB Open to All Attendees
May 2

Members as Content: Connect with Member Content and Ideas

Formally launching at the Spring Meeting, Knowledge Finder is ULI’s latest member engagement platform that will connect you to an expanding library of member-generated content and ideas. Stop by to explore the new platform and learn…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 09:00 AM – 6:00 PM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Key Leaders Tour

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM By Invitation Only
Networking
May 2

District Council CMA Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Cobo Center, Room 259 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Get Noticed with a Professional Headshot

Professional headshots are a great way to stand out from the crowd. We are offering free professional headshots at the ULI Spring Meeting! Visit the member engagement area in the Cobo Center Atrium for your…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Coastal District Council Network Organizational Meeting

The coastal District Council network will offer a forum to share best practices for coastal development, resilience, and planning.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 313AB Committee Meeting
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Expand Your Networks at the Spring Meeting: Learn + Connect

What would you like to talk to other members about? Business development? Opportunities in real estate? Mixed-use development? If there is a topic you are interested in sharing, we encourage you to come out to…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Bedrock Walking Tour

Join a specialty tour showcasing Detroit’s renaissance and get an in-depth look at the Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Family of Companies’ efforts to enhance Detroit’s vibrant Central Business District. Witness the Detroit “comeback” story…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM One Campus Martius Building at 1050 Woodward Ave Open to All Attendees
Tours
May 2

ULI Americas Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 141 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Fall Meeting Program Roundtable: Housing

Join this roundtable to discuss Housing as a focus area for the Fall Meeting agenda, and our goal is to identify the specific areas of interest, opportunity and even concern within this broad topic that…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 311 Open to All Attendees
May 2

Expand Your Networks at the Spring Meeting: Roundtable Discussions

The most valuable content at ULI has always been the knowledge and experiences shared among you, the members! Join us for the following roundtable discussions: Leadership Opportunities and Challenges How can organizations continue to develop existing…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Parks and Open Space Brunch

Parks are essential to the physical, social, environmental, and economic health of people and communities. That’s why ULI is helping lead the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, which is working to ensure that all people in urban America have easy access to a high quality park.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 411ABC Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Fall Meeting Program Roundtable: Transit Oriented Development

Join this roundtable to discuss Transit Oriented Development as a focus area for the Fall Meeting agenda, and our goal is to identify the specific areas of interest, opportunity and even concern within this broad…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Cobo Center, Room 311 Open to All Attendees
May 2

Expand Your Networks at the Spring Meeting: Learn + Connect

What would you like to talk to other members about? Business development? Opportunities in real estate? Mixed-use development? If there is a topic you are interested in sharing, we encourage you to come out to…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Real Estate Research Forum (RERF)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Cobo Center, 414AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Detroit’s Renaissance: Industry Icons Dan Gilbert and Chris Ilitch with Robert Taubman

Hear from two titans of industry—Dan Gilbert and Chris Ilitch, whose enterprises collectively employ more than 40,000 people—as they share personal perspectives on the rebuilding of Detroit, America’s great comeback city! Learn firsthand in a discussion…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 01:00 PM – 2:00 PM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom AB General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

ULI Governing Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:00 PM – 5:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 330AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Networking Break

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:00 PM – 2:15 PM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

What’s Coming Down the Road for Industrial Development

Things have changed!  Industrial development is no longer taking a back seat; it is at the forefront of development and changing rapidly. Join leaders from our Industrial and Office Park Development Council as they share…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 140B-D Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Fall Meeting Program Roundtable: Sustainability

Join this roundtable to discuss Sustainability as a focus area for the Fall Meeting agenda, and our goal is to identify the specific areas of interest, opportunity and even concern within this broad topic that…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:15 PM – 2:45 PM Cobo Center, Room 311 Open to All Attendees
May 2

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in ’18, ’19, and ’20

The ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is a semiannual survey of leading industry experts, and April’s survey is the latest release.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 251 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

The Changing Face of Global Retail

The global face of retail is changing. Outlets that have traditionally operated online are looking to put down physical roots in certain markets, while retailers that were born out of brick and mortar look to…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 140E-G Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Integrating Mixed-Income and Mixed-Use

The potential economic and social synergies achievable through highly integrated development are real, but often complex and challenging to deliver.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 250 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Building Triple-Duty Public Spaces: How Trails and Parks Are Promoting Resilience, the Arts, and Economic Development

Trails and parks are being asked to go the extra mile. They are being expected not only to provide traditional opportunities for recreation and access to nature, but also to lift up local arts and culture with murals, sculpture, and other art features; enhance community resilience through green infrastructure and stormwater management strategies; and support economic development and revitalization.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 02:15 PM – 3:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 142 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Fall Meeting Program Roundtable: Market Sectors

Join this roundtable to discuss Market Sectors as a focus area for the Fall Meeting agenda, and our goal is to identify the specific areas of interest, opportunity and even concern within this broad topic…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:15 PM – 3:45 PM Cobo Center, Room 311 Open to All Attendees
May 2

Networking Break

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:15 PM – 3:30 PM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Accessing Capital for Main Street Development Deals

Developers executing smaller and more innovative projects are tapping new sources and creating new structures—along with building business with mainstream real estate debt and equity providers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 251 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Driving Market-Oriented Impact on Housing Affordability

Real estate leaders are increasingly part of the solution to their communities’ housing affordability challenges, delivering pragmatic advice to local officials through the ULI district council networks.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 142 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Office Space: The Flexible Space Revolution

The nature of business is changing, and so, too, are the office real estate needs of companies and employers. This panel will discuss current market needs and the various options available to domestic and international…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 140E-G Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Ripe for Disruption: Innovations in Residential Development

Residential developers and builders are getting excited about innovative practices and technologies that may help them break through cost, regulatory, and labor barriers, to enable them to expand the available market for new homes and housing communities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 140B-D Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

The Value of Zero: The Business Case for Net-Zero-Energy Homes, Offices, and Industrial Buildings

As building codes become more stringent and energy efficiency and renewable technologies become more cost-effective, leading developers are beginning to aim for “net zero energy” in new construction and major renovation projects. For many of these projects, developers are finding that “zero” is generating a strong return on their investments.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 250 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Advisory Services in Action: Detroit

This is a lookback on advisory services program work within Detroit since the program’s inception in 1947. Discussion will be about ULI’s changing perspective on equity, resilience, land use and real estate within the program using the…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 03:30 PM – 5:00 PM Cobo Center, 331ABC Open to All Attendees
May 2

Fall Meeting Program Roundtable: Public Private Partnerships

Join this roundtable to discuss Public Private Partnerships as a focus area for the Fall Meeting agenda, and our goal is to identify the specific areas of interest, opportunity and even concern within this broad…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 04:00 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 311 Open to All Attendees
May 2

Michigan Opportunities Area: City of Detroit

The presentation will start at 4:35 pm…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 04:30 PM – 4:55 PM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Networking Break

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 04:30 PM – 5:00 PM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

Expand Your Networks at the Spring Meeting: Roundtable Discussions

The most valuable content at ULI has always been the knowledge and experiences shared among you, the members! Join us for the following roundtable discussions: Multifamily Housing: Underserved Markets and Opportunities How is affordable housing being…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 04:30 PM – 5:00 PM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 2

ULI Health Leaders Network Information Session

The ULI Health Leaders Network program is empowering real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and connections to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 04:30 PM – 5:00 PM Cobo Center, 310B Open to All Attendees
May 2

Institutional Capital Providers Forum (ICPF)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 05:00 PM – 6:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 313AB Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 2

Capital Markets: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going

Fintech advancements, trade war threats, interest rate hikes, federal tax law changes, a possible rollback of Dodd-Frank. A lot is happening in the capital markets arena these days. Only ULI’s industry leaders can make sense…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 05:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom AB General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 2

New Member Reception

We hope you'll join us at this year's New Member Reception at the Spring Meeting in Detroit. Take this opportunity to expand your network, learn about ULI member benefits available to you, and enjoy complimentary…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 06:30 PM – 8:30 PM Top of the Pontch, Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront, 2 Washington Blvd Networking
Open to All Attendees

Thursday: May 3

May 3

Strategic Planning Summit Follow-Up Discussion for DC Chairs and Staff

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:00 AM – 8:30 AM Cobo Center, Room 420AB
By Invitation Only
May 3

Council Day

Full-day meetings of ULI Product Councils. Spring 2018 Agendas: Affordable/Workforce Housing Council (Blue Flight) Agenda- AWHCBlue Affordable/Workforce Housing Council (Gold Flight) Agenda - AWHCGold Commercial & Retail Development Council (Blue Flight) Agenda - CRCBlue Commercial & Retail Development Council (Gold…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:30 AM – 4:00 PM Product Councils
May 3

Members as Content: Connect with Member Content and Ideas

Formally launching at the Spring Meeting, Knowledge Finder is ULI’s latest member engagement platform that will connect you to an expanding library of member-generated content and ideas. Stop by to explore the new platform and learn…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 08:00 AM – 7:30 PM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

ULI Global and Region Chairs/CEOs and C-Suite Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM Cobo Center, Room 353 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 3

5G – It’s Coming but What Does That Mean for Real Estate?

Join us as we take a “peek around the corner” at what the next generation of broadband technology means for real estate.  As more and more technology is integrated into our industry, how can you…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Cobo Center, Room 140E-G Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Networking Break

Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Michigan Opportunities Area: City of Detroit

Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Get Noticed with a Professional Headshot

Professional headshots are a great way to stand out from the crowd. We are offering free professional headshots at the ULI Spring Meeting! Visit the member engagement area in the Cobo Center Atrium for your…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Cobo Center, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Michigan Opportunities Area: Lansing Economic Area Partnership and MSU Foundation

This presentation will start at 10:25 am…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Making—Is It a New Market? Makers Building the Next Manufacturing Economy in Michigan?

This panel will explore the maker’s market in Detroit and the broader state of Michigan. Learn how makers are driving change in cities and fueling economic growth in underserved communities.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Cobo Center, Room 142 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Housing Solutions for Wealth Creation

Most of the wealth in low-income and minority households is derived from housing wealth. Affordable homeownership opportunities could be a critical component of place-based community development initiatives that lead to wealth creation in revitalizing cities such as Detroit.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Cobo Center, Room 140E-G Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Networking Lunch

Build relationships and share lessons-learned with your peers…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Spurring Neighborhood Growth & Revitalization: Intentionally Building for an Inclusive Future

This panel will explore the practices that are being used to address inclusive and equitable growth, empowering CDCs, block associations, and residents to build capacity for the vision of their future neighborhood.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 01:15 PM – 2:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 142 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

The Future of Mobility: Autonomous Vehicles and Land Use

This panel will explore how innovations in mobility are shaping Detroit and other cities across the nation. We are already seeing implications for the built environment as autonomous vehicles become more prevalent on streets. Come…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 01:15 PM – 2:15 PM Cobo Center, Room 140E-G Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Michigan Opportunities Area: Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Thursday, May 3, 2018 02:15 PM – 2:35 PM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Networking Break

Thursday, May 3, 2018 02:15 PM – 3:00 PM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Past ULI Global Chairs Meeting

Thursday, May 3, 2018 02:30 PM – 3:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 335 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 3

Michigan Opportunities Area: Klokwerks Virtual Reality

This presentation will start at 2:40 pm.  …

Thursday, May 3, 2018 02:30 PM – 3:00 PM Grand Riverview Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Emerging Solutions for Municipal Finance

Detroit’s bankruptcy marked a turn in the fate of the city. Along with the economic downfall came rare opportunities for investment, creation, and collaboration.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 140E-G Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

International Regionalization as an Asset

This panel will discuss the many ways that border cities can benefit from their neighbors and how cities like Detroit and Seattle make the best of their locations.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 03:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cobo Center, Room 142 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

ULI Centers Chairs

Thursday, May 3, 2018 03:30 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Room 336 Committee Meeting
By Invitation Only
May 3

Michigan Opportunities Area: Southwest Michigan First

The presentation will start at 4:05 pm…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 04:00 PM – 4:25 pm Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Networking Break

Thursday, May 3, 2018 04:00 PM – 4:30 PM Cobo Center, Level 1, River Atrium Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Closing Keynote: Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos

In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he them…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 04:30 PM – 5:30 PM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom AB General Session
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Closing Reception

Wrap up your Spring Meeting experience with a networking cocktail reception…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 05:30 PM – 6:30 PM Cobo Center, Grand Riverview Ballroom, Prefunction Space Networking
Open to All Attendees
May 3

Dine Around: The Apparatus Room

Enjoy a small group dinner with your peers and new friends at The Apparatus Room. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend. Diners are responsible for covering the cost of their meal. If…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 06:45 PM – 10:00 PM 250 W Larned St. Networking
Separate Ticket Required
May 3

Dine Around: Townhouse

Enjoy a small group dinner with your peers and new friends at Townhouse. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend. Diners are responsible for covering the cost of their meal. If you are already…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM 500 Woodward Ave. Networking
Separate Ticket Required
May 3

ULI Governing Trustees Dinner

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM The Silvers Building, 151 West Fort Street By Invitation Only
Networking
May 3

Dine Around: Gold Cash Gold

Enjoy a small group dinner with your peers and new friends at Gold Cash Gold. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend. Diners are responsible for covering the cost of their meal. If…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM 2100 Michigan Ave. Networking
Separate Ticket Required
May 3

Dine Around: Savannah Blue

Enjoy a small group dinner with your peers and new friends at Savannah Blue. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend. Diners are responsible for covering the cost of their meal. If you are…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM 1431 Times Square Networking
Separate Ticket Required
May 3

Dine Around: Small Plates Detroit

Enjoy a small group dinner with your peers and new friends at Small Plates Detroit. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend. Diners are responsible for covering the cost of their meal. If…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM 1521 Broadway St. Networking
Separate Ticket Required
May 3

Dine Around: Roast

Enjoy a small group dinner with your peers and new friends at Roast. Tickets are free, but registration is required to attend. Diners are responsible for covering the cost of their meal. If you are…

Thursday, May 3, 2018 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM 1128 Washington Blvd. Networking
Separate Ticket Required