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Watch the 2018 Michigan gubernatorial debate from Mackinac Island

The 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference runs from Wednesday, May 30, to Friday, June 1, 2018. Watch the stream from the conference thanks to Detroit Public Television.

View the full conference schedule of speakers here.

Thursday, May 31, Michigan Gubernatorial Debate
Six leading candidates from Republican and Democratic parties share a stage. 
Bill Schuette (R), Gretchen Whitmer (D), Patrick Colbeck (R), Shri Thanedar (D), Brian Calley (R), and Abdul El-Sayed

Thursday, May 31, Keynote speaker
Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan

Thursday, May 31, Making the Suburban Case for Regional Transit.
Panelists: LeRoy D. Burcroff Mayor, City of Romulus, Andy Meisner, Treasurer, Oakland County Barbara Rossmann, President and CEO, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Moderator: The Kresge Foundation's CEO Rip Rapso

Thursday, May 31, Detroit's New Era of Collaboration on Education
Panelists include: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Sonya Mays, Detroit Public Schools Community District and Nikolai Vitti; Moderated by Rochelle Riley

Thursday, May 31. Upping Michigan's Talent Game: Attracting and Retaining STEM Professionals
Roger Curtis, Director, Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development

Wednesday, May 30, Keynote speaker
PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger on trust in the media.

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