Does Mobility Matter for Entrepreneurs? Join the DiscussionBy Amanda Lewan on May 19th, 2015 /
Last year, a group of young professionals launched an alternative conference to the Mackinac Policy Conference with the aim to get more young entrepreneurs and professionals involved in policy conversations. The group will now host their second conference this June with a special focus on mobility.
Called the Transit and Policy Lab the conference comes with a light ticket cost at $80 per ticket and will be hosted in Port Austin, Michigan on June 3rd – June 5th. The goal of the conference is to discuss issues and trends in mobility. At the end a proposal will be sent to the RTA to consider when seeking voter support in 2016.
“The project is an evolution of what we did last with with Mackinack(ish). The conference will be a super fun, connective and immersive experience,” said organizer Zach Lewis.
The conference won’t just be a typical informational session with experts. Expect a more collaborative environment, with networking and outdoors activities too.
“We will work together to dream up scenarios and solutions through workshops, presentations and sharing our collective knowledge,” said Lewis. “Also, we will be drinking in all that lovely Port Austin has to offer including camping, craft brews, local food and karaoke. ”
The group would like to hear from you dear readers: What would you like to be included with the M-1 rail? What do entrepreneurs and business owners want to see the future of transit in the region look like? Will transit improvements be a value for you to launch or remain in business? Help them out by answering a few of their key questions here in our comments.
The conference June 3–5th and is followed by another local event called Detroit Up North. Applications are closing tomorrow night.
Michipreneur will be up at the Mackinac Policy Conference covering important trends and issues for the entrepreneur starting next Tuesday, May 26th – Friday, May 29th. Feel free to comment below on anything you are interested in.