Jun 11, 2010
Watch Michigan Summit keynote speaker live in your PJs
If you are unable to attend the Michigan Summit: “Blueprint for Change” tomorrow, you can still see and hear keynote speaker, green jobs pioneer Van Jones, live from the comfort of anywhere on your computer.
This year’s Michigan Summit, sponsored by Progress Michigan, is being held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. Registration begins at 8 a.m. June 12, and the first session will start at 9 a.m. Online registration is closed, but you can still register at the door.
Jones is just one of an impressive array of 43 speakers and panelists at the daylong summit that runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also speaking is economist Dr. Robert Johnson, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, who took on “Too Big To Fail” banks in his testimony before Congress and helped shape the landscape for real Wall Street reform before Congress. He’ll lead discussion on a 2010 reform agenda for Michigan that creates good paying jobs, strengthens communities, improves education, protects families, enhances the environment and expands freedoms.
Other speakers include Catherine Orenstein, founder of New York-based The Op-Ed Project; Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and Dan Kildee, President of Community Progress. Michigan lawmakers Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Sarah Roberts, Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, Rep. Woodrow Stanley and Rep. Kate Segal will also speak.
Jones is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. In 2009 he served as White House advisor on green jobs. Jones was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009 and designated a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.
The mission of Progress Michigan is to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas. Progress Michigan is a marketing department for progressive ideas. It works year round to challenge conservative propaganda in the media and make sure that progressive perspectives are heard.