MPC20 Conversations, in partnership with Detroit Public Television, featured nationally recognized and Michigan-based thought leaders.

While an in-person Conference was not possible in 2020, it was an important time to convene discussions on moving Michigan forward.

Headliners throughout the 13-week series included Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Mayor Mike Duggan, along with national speakers such as Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, best-selling author Margaret Hoover, and political pundit Harold Ford Jr. who also provided perspective.

This digital series focused on current events, including:


  • COVID-19: Michigan Responds, Recovers, & Rises
  • 2020 Election: Pandemic, Partisanship, & Predictions
  • Real Actions: Racial Justice & Achieving Equity

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was the presenting sponsor of MPC20 Conversations. There were 42 additional sponsors from the corporate and philanthropic community

About the Conference

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

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Don’t miss Michigan’s premier statewide policy event.

The 2023 Conference will be held May 30 – June 2, 2023.