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2019 Mackinac Policy Conference at the Grand Hotel

Posted: 7:56 PM, May 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 06:29:20-04
WATCH LIVE: Mackinac Policy Conference ongoing

MACKINAC ISLAND (WXYZ) — Metro Detroit's movers and shakers are on Mackinac Island for the annual Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference.

WXYZ-TV Editorial Director Chuck Stokes is also on the island, covering the conference for 7 Action News. Chuck will also be hosting a special live webcast from the porch of the Grand Hotel Thursday, from 12: 30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Among the speakers schedule are:


  • 9 a.m. - Meet MDOT: A conversation with MDOT Director Paul Ajegba
  • 12:30 p.m. Discussion with Dennis Archer Jr. and Bill Emerson (Who is replacing Dan Gilbert)
  • 2:40 p.m. - Discussion with Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd and Harold Ford Jr.
  • 4 p.m. - Discussion on national civility with Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton
  • 4:35 p.m. - Keynote address with Stacey Abrams


  • 9:20 p.m. - John Kasich keynote address
  • 10:45 a.m. - Mike Duggan keynote address
  • 11:25 a.m. - Working across the aisle discussion with Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, Jack Bergman and Paul Mitchell
  • 1:30 p.m. - Education crisis with Jeb Bush
  • 3:25 p.m. - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer keynote address