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$1 Million Accelerate Michigan Contest!

Speed by IreJustin Applications are now open for the 2011 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will award more than $1 million in cash winnings, plus in-kind awards of services, staffing…
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Tree cities bloom in Michigan

Great Lakes Echo is a project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. The site uses Creative Commons reporting to to help the news community cover the environment of the Great Lakes watershed. Absolute…
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Michigan gets a Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-Sky Association will announce today that the Emmet County's Headlands has been awarded the prestigious International Dark Sky Park designation. The Freep reports that the 600-acre park just west of Mackinaw City is…
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Saving the Great Lakes Forever conference this weekend!

People from around the entire Great Lake Basin will be gathering for the 2011 Conference "Saving the Great Lakes Forever" which kicks off on Friday, May 6, at 6:50 p.m. at the historic State Theater in downtown Traverse City. Sequence 7408-09 by…
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Future Midwest Conference this week in Detroit

Painting A Picture Of Optimism by DetroitDerek Photography Later this week (April 27-29) the 3rd annual  Future Midwest Conference kicks off in Detroit. It's the largest digital business conference in the Midwest and  seeks to accelerate…
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ArtPrize Artist registration opens ... and a great video!

ArtPrize - Vision by David Spriggs by Canon Screwdriver (gary syrba) ArtPrize (Sep 21 - Oct 9, 2011) is a radically different art competition that gives away huge cash prizes, $250,000 to the winner and nearly a half a million dollars…
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TEDx Traverse City - May 17, 2011

via Leelanau.com... FIM Group and Northwestern Michigan College have collaborated to present the inaugural TEDx TraverseCity on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium at Northwestern Michigan College.…
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Grand Rapids LaughFest ~ March 10-20, 2011

The first-ever Grand Rapids LaughFest kicks off this Thursday (March 10) in Grand Rapids. The city-wide festival runs March 10-20, 2011 and is presented by Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, an independent branch of Gilda's Club Worldwide. The organization…
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ArtPrize 2011 ~ September 21 through October 9, 2011

Cavalry by pairadocsArtPrize, the radically open, radically cool art competition that awards the world's largest art prize has issued their call for ArtPrize 2011 artists. The wildly successful event will return to Grand Rapids September 21…
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Michigan Radio: The Cost of Creativity

Michigan Radio has a great radio documentary titled The Cost of Creativity that I really hope you get a chance to check out. They note  that while Michigan was funding arts & culture at a level of $26 million dollars a year through a combination…
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Michigan Runners Run Across Ethiopia

A number of runners & support team members from Michigan and elsewhere in the US are underway with the Run Across Ethiopia, a 400km ultramarathon to raise funds and awareness for Ethiopian education. DONATE HERE! Absolute Michigan's…
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Win $2500 in the I Love Michigan Video Contest

I LOVE Lake Michigan by lorijohernandez The Prima Civitas Foundation is a non-profit economic & community development collaborative that seeks to help the State of Michigan re-invent itself for the 21st century by creating the network…