For the second year in a row, Spirit Plaza in Downtown Detroit will play host to the latest in mobility technology and services during the Detroit Moves Mobility Festival on Oct. 10-11, 2018.
The free, two-day event, presented by the Quicken Loans Community Fund with the support of MICHauto and the Detroit Regional Chamber, will serve as the intersection of mobility and urban living, highlighting the area’s growing mobility economy. In addition to displays by local mobility businesses and education providers, several mobility-themed activities have been planned, including a scavenger hunt, pedal pubs and an art exhibition.
“Mobility and accessibility are key components to the future of Detroit,” said Helen Johnson, Vice President, Quicken Loans Community Fund. “Detroit Moves vividly shows how Detroit is quickly becoming the epicenter for changing the dynamics of transportation and mobility. We are proud to rally behind a great event like this to give the community an opportunity to experience all the progress being made right here in the heart of the city’s tech-driven corridor.”
Detroit Moves is just one component of a full slate of events taking place during what is being dubbed Mobility Week Detroit, which will run from Sunday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct.13. Other scheduled events include the MICHauto Summit which provides students an opportunity to explore a career in the automotive and mobility industry, a Henry Ford Health System conference, “The Eye, The Brain and the Auto”, Techstars Demo Days and more.
“The Detroit region is leading in the development of next-generation mobility technology,” said Glenn Stevens, vice president of automotive and mobility initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber and executive director of MICHauto. “These events offer an opportunity to not only showcase these emerging technologies, but also provide a way for the industry professionals to connect with the talent needed to continue to lead.”
Several mobility and area industry leaders participating in Detroit Moves, includes Maven, Chariot, May Mobility, Airspace, MoGo and America’s Automotive Trust.
Additional activities at the festival will include:
- An education village featuring STEM careers and area universities
- A Startup village of mobility-related startup companies
- Social Hour with food, beverages and entertainment on Thursday, Oct 11 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- “Detroit Skybridge” Art installation by Phillip K. Smith III
The Detroit Moves Mobility Festival will take place at Spirit Plaza in Downtown Detroit and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 10-11. Detroit Moves is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public.
A limited number of exhibit spaces and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To inquire about exhibiting or sponsoring or for additional information, visit detroitmovesfestival.com.
Detroit Moves is a key component of the Quicken Loans Community Fund’s larger philanthropic strategy to invest in housing stability, entrepreneurship, education and employment, public space activation and community sponsorship in Detroit. Through its for-more-than-profit model, the Quicken Loans Community Fund brings together for-profit businesses and non-profit investments. The team is dedicated to investing alongside community partners to build financial and social equity throughout Detroit and all of the Rock Family of Companies’ home cities.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest home mortgage lender. The company closed more than $400 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states from 2013 through 2017. Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies employ more than 17,000 full-time team members in Detroit’s urban core. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination by J.D. Power for the past eight consecutive years, 2010 – 2017, and also ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past five consecutive years, 2014 – 2018.
Quicken Loans was once again named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2018 and has been included in the magazine’s top 1/3rd of companies named to the list for the past 15 consecutive years. In addition, Essence Magazine named Quicken Loans “#1 Place to Work in the Country for African Americans.”
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