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UIDP25 Conference in Detroit, MI

September 25 - September 28

Mark your calendars for UIDP25, our semi-annual conference this September in Detroit, Michigan.

The conference will be held at Wayne State University and is hosted by the University Research Corridor.

UIDP25 Conference Agenda

The agenda for UIDP25 is still being developed but attendees may look forward to:

UIDP Academy

UIDP25 is offering two concurrent UIDP Academy Workshops on Monday, September 25 from 1 to 6 PM and Tuesday, September 26 from 8 to 11 AM:

  • Metrics
  • Building and Maintaining Large Value University-Company Partnerships

More details to come. Additional fee required. See below for details.  

Highlights of the UIDP25 General Meeting include

  • Panel Discussions:
    • Role of U-I Collaboration in State & Regional Economic Development
    • Cybersecurity
    • Mobility Transformation
  • Automotive Partnership Spotlight
  • Project Session Breakouts:
    • Economic Development
    • Contracting
    • Project Administration
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Workforce Development
  • Networking opportunities
    • Including receptions at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Madison Building Rooftop
  • Tours (space is limited so register early!)
    • Detroit Experience
    • Ford River Rouge Automobile Assembly Tour
Register today


Workshop Fees:

  • Members: $225 before August 28/$325 after August 28
  • Non-Members: $450 before August 28/$650 after August 28

General Meeting:

  • Members: $375 before August 28/$475 after August 28
  • Non-Members: $2,250 before August 28/$2,500 August 28



Wayne State University, Student Center Administration, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202


A block of rooms has been held for the UIDP25 conference at the Westin Book Cadillac and the Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center. To receive the UIDP25 rate, reservations must be made on or before 5:00 pm EST, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.00%).  Please mention the group name (UIDP25) to receive the conference rate.

  • Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit MI 48226.  (313) 442-1629. UIDP25 rate: $175 / night (single)
  • Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit MI 48243. (313) 568-8000. UIDP25 rate: $189/night (single)

Additional hotel and logistics information can be found in the Logistics Memo which we’ll post soon.

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