Schedule

ComNet16 will take place September 28 - 30, 2016.

When to arrive in Detroit:

If you're planning when you'll arrive in Detroit for the conference, please note the approximate arrival times suggested below based on your planned schedule.

Attending a pre-conference workshop? Arrive at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit by 12pm on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

Joining us for the the opening night reception? Arrive at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit by 5pm on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

Want to make it in time for the opening remarks at the conference? Arrive at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit by 8am on Thursday September 29, 2016.

When to depart Detroit:

If you're planning when you'll depart Detroit from the conference, please note the approximate departure time suggested below based on your planned schedule.

Planning on staying for the full conference? Plan to depart the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit no earlier than 12:30pm on Friday September 30, 2016.

ComNet16 Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Please check back for updates as they become available.

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Registration Opens

10:30am ET

  • Location: 3rd floor

Pre-conference Workshops: Session Two

3:00pm - 5:00pm ET

ComNet16 Opening Night Reception at the Waterview Loft

5:30pm - 7:30pm ET

  • Location: 130 E. Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48226

 

Thursday September 29, 2016

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Breakfast

8:00am - 8:45am ET

  • Location: Venetian Ballroom, 4th floor

Opening Remarks and Keynote Speakers Aaron Belkin and Michele Norris

8:45am - 10:15am ET

  • Location: Woodward Ballroom, 2nd floor
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The Lab

10:00am - 4:00pm ET

  • Location: Boulevard A, 2nd floor

Networking Break

10:15am - 11:00am ET

  • Location: 3rd floor
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Lunch

12:00pm - 1:30pm ET

  • Location: Venetian Ballroom, 4th floor

Keynote Speaker George Packer

1:30pm ET - 2:30pm ET

  • Location: Woodward Ballroom, 2nd floor

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:00pm ET

  • Location: 3rd floor

Keynote Panel featuring La June Montgomery Tabron, Rip Rapson, Ryan Friedrichs and Andrew Sherry and moderated by Stephen Henderson

4:15pm - 5:15pm ET

  • Location: Woodward Ballroom, 2nd floor
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Celebrating Detroit: Reception at the Detroit Institute of Arts

6:15pm - 8:00pm ET

  • Location: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202

 

Friday September 30, 2016

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Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am ET

  • Location: Venetian Ballroom, 4th floor

Special Breakfast Panel Discussion: "Revitalization in Detroit's Neighborhoods" featuring Ryan Friedrichs, Chief Development Officer, City of Detroit; Kimberly Driggins, Director of Strategic Planning, Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit; Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer, City of Detroit.

8:00am - 9:00am ET

  • Location: Crystal Ballroom, 4th floor

Keynote Speaker Charles Blow & Announcement of ComNet17 Location

9:00am - 10:00am ET

  • Location: Woodward Ballroom, 2nd floor

Coffee Break

10:00am - 10:15am ET

  • Location: 3rd floor

Keynote Speakers Alfred Ironside and Doug Hattaway & Conference Closing Remarks

11:25am - 12:15pm ET

  • Location: Woodward Ballroom, 2nd floor


Want a sense of what's to come? See ComNet15.org for our 2015 conference schedule