GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (February 15, 2017) — Michigan House, a travelling Michigan-wide collaboration spearheaded by Creative Many Michigan, today announced that it will head to Austin, Texas next month for its third iteration at the SXSW Conferences & Festivals.
Michigan House will once again bring together the state’s most dynamic organizations to create an experience promoting Michigan’s creative industries and the importance of statewide collaboration.
Michigan House will take residence at St. David’s Episcopal Church, in the heart of downtown Austin, from March 11-14, 2017. Find a full schedule of events at michiganhouse.org.
“Michigan House convenes a cross-section of Michigan-based creative professionals on the worldwide stage that is SXSW,” says Jennifer Goulet, President and CEO of Creative Many Michigan. “Michigan’s creative industries, its heritage of vibrant culture and design, need to be a calling card.”
What is happening at Michigan House?
Michigan House brings together the state’s most forward-looking companies, organizations and artists to tell their stories under one roof—providing an interactive platform to show entrepreneurs, thought leaders and talent from around the country what Michigan is all about.
The collaboration packages the energy and potential of Michigan, the pieces that make the state dynamic and exciting, and delivers a uniquely Michigan experience across the
country — transforming a space and allowing visitors to touch, taste and smell what is happening in Michigan.
2017 Michigan House Partners include: Acuitas, AMI Entertainment, ArtPrize, Brightly, Cat Footwear, Creative Many Michigan, Founders Brewing Company, Meijer, Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, NEI, Southwest Michigan First, Start Garden, Steelcase, and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
MIX Southwest Michigan at Michigan House
On Saturday, March 11, MIX will be featured in a panel discussion called Clogging the Drain: Creative Talent Attraction.
The discussion will examine the way Southwest Michigan is using creativity, design and collaboration between businesses, government, educators and cultural organizations to turn its talent deficit around — featuring Petey Stephanak of Southwest Michigan First; Leif
Norland of Whirlpool; Mike Roeder of Fabri-Kal Corporation; and Bjorn Green of
“MIX Southwest Michigan believes in the power of creativity in our community; it has been in our DNA from science to music for more than 120 years. Michigan House allows us to celebrate and share the stories of our world-class products designed locally and used globally,” say Ron Kitchens, CEO Southwest Michigan First and proud supporter of MIX Southwest Michigan.
All are welcome to Michigan House and the panel discussion.