Broadcast Schedule MPC 2014

Mackinac Policy Conference 2014

Wednesday May 28   |   Thursday May 29   |   Friday May 30

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Wednesday May 28

10:30-12pm Political Action Committee Reception: Michigan’s Senate Race

Terri Lynn Land, Former Michigan Secretary of State (R)
Gary Peters, U.S. Representative (D)

With a seat vacated for the first time in 36 years by Senator Carl Levin’s retirement, hear from former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and U.S. Representative Gary Peters as they square off in one of the nation’s most-watched Senate races.

 

Opening Remarks – Congressmand Peters

Q& A Peters

Opening Remarks Land

Q& A Land

1pm Conference Welcome

Host Christy MdDonald kicks off the conference Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

The Governor kicks off the Conference, setting the stage for the important statewide conversation to take place throughout the three days of main stage programming and welcoming attendees to engage in Michigan’s continued reinvention.

Christy McDonald Preview

Sandy Baruah, Hank Cooney Welcome

Gov. Snyder Welcome

1:45pm Veteran Talent Showcase

Speakers:
Zaneta Adams
Jerrad Carlisle

 

Zaneta Adams

Jerrad Carlisle

1:50pm Keynote Address: Jim Clifton

Keynote Address: Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup, Inc.; Author, “The Coming Jobs War”

Interviewed by:
Stephen Clark, News Anchor, Multimedia Journalist, WXYZ-TV

Gallup chairman and CEO and author Jim Clifton provides insight into the changing demographics across the nation and how those trends will impact society, politics and business. Drawing on research gleaned from around the world, this thought-leader will confront attendees with harsh facts about America’s changing demographics and its position in the global economy.

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2:35pm Today’s Entrepreneur: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons from Failure

Panel:
Peter Gardner, Founder and CEO, Startgrid, Inc.
Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products, Inc.
Eric Ryan, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Architect, Method Products, Inc.
Jason Sosa, Founder and CEO, IMRSV

Moderator: Nina Easton, Senior Editor and Washington Columnist, Fortune Magazine; Commentator, Fox News

A panel of national experts explores the opportunities and challenges facing today’s entrepreneurs with a subtheme of failure as a learning experience. Discussion will expound on how entrepreneurs can overcome obstacles and capitalize on emerging opportunities in today’s economy, and describe the business environment needed to encourage innovation.

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3:15pm Mackinac Moment: Reinvention Josh Linkner, CEO and Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners Watch it Now
3:40pm Veteran Talent Showcase

Speaker: Mercy Kamau

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3:45pm The STEM Economy: Innovations in Educating the Next Generation – Part 1

Keynote Address:
Joel Klein, Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education; CEO, Education Division, News Corporation

Moderator: Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News

Former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and News Corporation executive Joel Klein kicks off a session focused on innovative approaches in STEM education. He will share insight on how new approaches in education, including technology integration, can increase efficiency and enhance student performance. Following a Q & A with Klein, a panel of education experts strategize on how to make Michigan a leader in STEM education and better prepare the next generation workforce.

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4:15pm The STEM Economy: Innovations in Educating the Next Generation – Part 2

Q & A with Joel Klein & Nolan Finley

Panel:
Tonya Allen, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
Von Washington Jr., Executive Director of Community Relations, The Kalamazoo Promise
Tiffany Williams, Executive Director, Teach for America Detroit

Moderator: Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News

Former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and News Corporation executive Joel Klein kicks off a session focused on innovative approaches in STEM education. He will share insight on how new approaches in education, including technology integration, can increase efficiency and enhance student performance. Following a Q & A with Klein, a panel of education experts strategize on how to make Michigan a leader in STEM education and better prepare the next generation workforce.

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4:35pm Mackinac Moment: Innovation Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan Watch it Now
4:45pm Keynote Address: Mike Duggan

Interviewed by: Rochelle Riley, Columnist,Detroit Free Press

Mayor Mike Duggan addresses where Detroit stands and where it is headed nearly six months into his administration, a period that has featured aggressive initiatives to tackle blight and improve core services such as lighting and busing. Focus includes next steps to positioning Detroit for short and long-term success and the support needed from the rest of the state to make this happen.

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5:20pm Keynote Address: Larry Weber

Larry Weber, Chairman and CEO, Racepoint Global

Interviewed By: Carol Cain, Senior Producer and Host, CBS Detroit’s “Michigan Matters;” Columnist, Detroit Free Press

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7:30pm MiVote Mackinac Tonight Christy McDonald reviews the day’s events with Nolan Finley Watch it Now

Thursday May 29

9:30am Conference Remarks Christy McDonald opens Day 2 – Malcolm Gladwell’s keynote will not be available live or on demand Not yet available on demand
9:40am* Mission Critical: STEM Education and Michigan’s Economic Future

Remarks: Joe Harlan, Executive Vice President, Chemicals, Energy, Performance Materials, The Dow Chemical Company

Panel:
Joe Harlan, Executive Vice President, Chemicals, Energy, Performance Materials, The Dow Chemical Company
Walter Maisel, Ph.D., President and CEO, Kostal North America
Virinder Moudgil, Ph.D., President and CEO, Lawrence Technological University
Marilyn Schlack, Ed.D., President, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Moderator: Mary Kramer, Publisher,Crain’s Detroit Business

A STEM workforce serves as an economic driver critical to filling the jobs of tomorrow and often dictates the ability of Michigan businesses to compete globally. Leading employers weigh in on how the skills gap is impacting their organizations, the new definition of skilled trades, and what is needed to maintain a globally competitive workforce in Michigan.

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10:45am Veteran Talent Showcase
Speaker: Chris Rishko Not yet available on demand
10:50am Michigan: Leading the Way

Panel:
Hank Cooney, President and CEO, Plunkett Cooney; Chair, 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference
Sam Cummings, Principal and Managing Partner, CWD Real Estate Investment
L. Brooks Patterson, Executive, Oakland County
Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO and Principal, Truscott Rossman

Moderator: Rick Albin, Political Reporter, WOOD TV

Recent reforms and a pragmatic approach to public policy have helped Michigan emerge as one of the nation’s most attractive business environments. With Michigan’s business climate improving and employers primed for growth, leading executives from across the state discuss the impact of Michigan’s new way of doing business and what still needs to get done to make the state more competitive.

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11:45am Innovative Entrepreneurial Nexus of the Automotive Industry

Remarks: Angel Gambino, Owner, The Alchemy

Panel:
Sheryl Connelly, Global Consumer Trends and Futuring Manager, Ford Motor Company
Mike Finney, President and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Angel Gambino, Owner, The Alchemy
Rick Warner, CEO, TruckSmartParkingServices, Inc.

Technology continues to redefine mobility and the driving experience. Amid fierce global competition, the automotive industry and original equipment manufacturers depend on entrepreneurs for the technology needed to keep pace. This panel speaks to the innovations under way and the entrepreneurs that are reshaping the industry from the bottom up.

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12:45pm W.K. Kellogg Foundation Hosted Lunch Session

Quality Early Childhood Education for a Thriving Michigan Economy

Kati Haycock, Founder and President, The Education Trust

Interviewed by: Jennifer White, Host and Community Outreach Director, Michigan Radio and State of Opportunity

Kati Haycock, founder and president of The Education Trust will hold a discussion with moderator Jennifer White, host and community outreach director, Michigan Radio and State of Opportunity, on what needs to be done to ensure Michigan’s children are adequately prepared for success in school and life.

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1:35pm Veteran Talent Showcase Speaker: Laura Marko Not yet available on demand
1:40pm Keynote Address: Mitch Daniels

Interviewed by: Devin Scillian, Anchor, WDIV-TV 4, NBC

Drawing from his successful career across the public and private sectors, Purdue University President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels provides perspective on how to make government work toward common goals and achieve results rather than gridlock. From placing an emphasis on STEM education and investment in critical infrastructure, such as roads, Daniels will touch on critical issues impacting Michigan’s future.

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2:35pm Mackinac Moment: Impact Doug DeVos, President, Amway Watch it Now
2:45pm Keynote Address: Rick Snyder

Interviewed by: Vickie Thomas, City Beat Reporter, WWJ Newsradio 950

Dan Loepp, BCBSM introduction. As Michigan’s reinvention continues, Governor Rick Snyder highlights the progress made during his administration in positioning the state for success in the globalized economy. The Governor also will provide his insight into the next steps in continuing Michigan’s emergence as the “Comeback State.”

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3:45pm Special Recognition U.S. Senator Carl Levin Watch it Now
4:00pm Across the Isle: Michigan and the Midterms

Paul Begala, Democratic Strategist; Political Contributor, CNN
S.E. Cupp, Host, “Crossfire”

Moderator: Paul W. Smith, Host, News/Talk WJR 760 AM

Two of the foremost national voices from both sides of the aisle provide an in-depth look at the national political scene heading into the 2014 midterm elections. Putting the upcoming election into the context of the larger political landscape, two of CNN’s leading pundits debate key issues including: the final two years of the Obama administration, direction of the GOP, and the political landscape in Michigan.

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7:30pm MiVote Mackinac Tonight Christy McDonald reviews the day’s events with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson Watch it Now

Friday May 30

8:30am Conference Remarks   Watch it Now
8:40am Veteran Talent Showcase Speaker: Tim Nellett Watch it Now
8:45am Mackinac Moment: Talent John James, Vice President, Operations, James Group International Watch it Now
8:55am Keynote Address: Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu, Mayor, City of New Orleans

Interviewed by: Craig Fahle, General Manager, Broadcast and Programming, WDET 101.9 FM; Host, “The Craig Fahle Show”

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9:40am Keynote Address: Kevyn Orr

Interviewed by: Vicki Mabrey, Former “Nightline” Correspondent, ABC News

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr addresses what is needed to position Detroit for success in the post-bankruptcy era and the next steps in putting the city on a path to long-term sustainability. In providing an overview of Detroit’s progress, Orr will also touch on how the process continues to evolve in advance of his expected departure in the fail.

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10:15am Detroit Next: Positioned for the Future

Remarks: Vishaan Chakrabarti, Partner, SHoP Architects; Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development; Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University

Panel:
Gerry Anderson, Chairman and CEO, DTE Energy
Jase Bolger, Speaker, Michigan House of Representatives
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Partner, SHoP Architects; Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development; Director, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University
Brenda Jones, President, Detroit City Council
Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Moderator: Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press

Bankruptcy is positioning Detroit to establish financial stability and sustainability and redirect its efforts in city development. With a newly elected mayor and city council in place to guide the city through the post-bankruptcy phase, Detroit offers an environment for unprecedented innovation and collaboration. This panel of leaders will offer insight on the great opportunity that comes after bankruptcy.

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11:30am Conference Wrap Up

Panel:
Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Hank Cooney, President and CEO, Plunkett Cooney; Chair, 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference
Craig Fahle, General Manager, Broadcast and Programming, WDET 101.9 FM; Host, “The Craig Fahle Show”

Moderator: Christy McDonald, “MiWeek” Anchor, Detroit Public Television

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7:30pm MiVote Mackinac Tonight Christy McDonald reviews the day’s events with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson Watch it Now

*This schedule may not be identical to the agenda, sessions may were recorded earlier and broadcast at a later time.