Copyright 2024 SPARK

The Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting is attended by business, government, and academic leaders from across the Ann Arbor region. This insightful event is your unique opportunity to preview new projects and initiatives for the coming year.


  • Coffee & Networking: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Program & Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Welcoming Remarks
    • 2023 Metrics and Results
    • Annual Meeting Awards
    • Keynote Panel
    • Closing Remarks

About our Keynote Panel:
SPARK Chairs Reflect on 20 Years: Past, Present, and Future

Join us for a captivating panel discussion featuring four distinguished past board chairs of Ann Arbor SPARK. Each leader brings a unique and insightful perspective on the organization’s significant impact over the last 20 years. The conversation promises to be a fascinating journey through their personal stories with SPARK, beginning from their initial involvement, driven by diverse motivations and experiences. These narratives will be peppered with memorable projects and experiences, offering a glimpse into the moments that shaped their leadership and left a lasting impact on the region’s prosperity. The panelists will delve into the invaluable lessons they’ve learned during their tenure, providing wisdom and insights for the future leaders of SPARK and those aspiring to contribute positively to the region. Furthermore, the panelists will share their visions for the future of southeast Michigan, exploring how SPARK can influence and shape this future landscape.

Early bird tickets are $75 each before February 29 (regular price $95 each).