TROY, Mich., Aug. 27, 2013 — Get ready for a workshop-filled day of encouraging conversation focused on technology’s role in economic growth, job creation and Detroit’s urban revival at Techonomy Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 17. Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, is sponsoring this all-day public conference, which is returning to Detroit for a second year and will be held on the campus of Wayne State University.

“It has been proven that technology and innovation can accelerate revival. We are proud to sponsor an event that aligns with Automation Alley’s mission and vision for a bright technology future for our region and state,” said Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “We encourage our member organizations to take advantage of our Techonomy sponsorship to receive discounted tickets. Be a part of the conversation that will help spur economic growth for Detroit.”

More than 500 national and local leaders from technology, business, government and academia will converge on Techonomy Detroit. The event will focus on how to improve America’s urban educational system by creating a learning environment that embraces technology and cultivates job creation. In addition, Techonomy will explore how Detroit can diversify its economy, become a city of collaboration and, as technology rapidly transforms, creatively apply new innovations to help revive its infrastructure.

Confirmed speakers include Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert, Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, Detroit Venture Partners CEO and Managing Partner Josh Linkner, Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson and Venture for America CEO Andrew Yang, among many others.

In addition to Automation Alley, Techonomy Detroit partners include the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Quicken Loans, Detroit Venture Partners, Ford Motor Co., Michigan Media Solutions, McKinsey & Company, Cisco Systems Inc. and Skidmore Studio.

Automation Alley members may receive a promotional code to access discounted pricing by contacting the Automation Alley Member Relations Team at 800-427-5100. To register, visit For additional information on Techonomy Detroit, visit


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