Detroit Homecoming

detroit homecoming

Detroit Homecoming 2016 – 200+ expats of Detroit come home.

Detroit Homecoming was a unique get-together for people who were once natives to Detroit but now live in a different city (New York, Texas, Cali) and so on. This was the third year that Detroit Homecoming was hosted, however my first year attending. Detroit Homecoming began with an opening reception outside the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center.

Reception was filled with laughter of 200 expats that were personally invited to this exceptional venue. Check out how beautifully decorated the dinner table was placed:

— Look at this transformation

Check out the before and after of the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center:

What an astonishing before and after view of the Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center for our opening night of #dethomecoming

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The opening venue for Detroit Homecoming was one for the books. My social media team prepared a LIVE Facebook stream directly to the LIKE page. You can watch the replay of Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans & Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft fireside chat on technology, innovation and DETROIT.

I’ve compiled the Storify which tells the story of Detroit Homecoming on a day to day experience. This was an instrumental event to extend my network to other Detroiters who once had that fire that fueled Motor City. There were presentations on technology, innovation and education — it was bliss. Here is a list of the attendees at Detroit Homecoming.