Events

Stay abreast on DISHER’s calendar of events and other significant happenings geared towards the design, engineering, and business community. Grow your business by participating in events that will benefit you and your customers.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

SAE 2016 Convergence

September 19 - September 21 | Novi, MI

2016 Theme: Personal Mobility – Creating a Smart and Autonomous Journey

Transportation of the future is now. Personal mobility, the internet of things, and autonomous driving are converging and creating conditions for an incredible journey.

Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

August 11 - August 12 | Nationwide

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.

2016 GAASHRM Summer Social

August 10 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Ann Arbor, MI

Snap, Chat, and Connect with Ann Arbor area HR Professionals!

Join us for a fun evening event where you can:
– Enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres
– Connect with area Human Resources professionals
– And, learn more about GAASHRM

GVSU Annual Engineering Design Conference

August 5 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Grand Rapids, MI

Senior engineering students in GVSU’s Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing will display their talents and expertise at the annual Engineering Design Conference on Friday, August 5 from 1 until 4:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Hall of Engineering and Keller Engineering Lab Building on the Pew Campus in Grand Rapids. 

Maker Faire Detroit 2016

July 30 - July 31 | 9:30 am - 6:00 pm | Dearborn, MI

On July 30-31, 2016 The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., in collaboration with our partners at Maker Media, will be the place to visit when Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford for two days of unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking.

Creative Conversation with Chris Heivly, MapQuest Co-Founder

July 28 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am | Muskegon, MI

Entrepreneur and Author of Build the Fort, Chris Heivly will share wisdom on launching an idea, a project or a business. In Build the Fort Heivly breaks down his personal fort-building experiences and uses them as an analogy to his journey as co-founder of MapQuest and the Startup Factory (a seed-stage investor and mentorship program).

A2Y Chamber & Growing Hope YpsiTasty Grub Crawl

July 26 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Ann Arbor, MI

YpsiTasty is a chance for food lovers to enjoy the best locally grown food and beverages Ypsilanti restaurants have to offer.  This is the perfect event for the business community to explore the town!  YpsiTasty is a joint venture and local food celebration to support the mission of the A2Y Chamber and Growing Hope.

D-NewTech @ Grand Circus

July 6 | 6:00 pm | Detroit, MI

One awesome guest speaker and then four startup creators this month take the stage for ten minutes each, five minutes to pitch and five minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking.

Seamless IoT Demo Day

June 28 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Grand Rapids, MI

**INVITE ONLY** Five IoT startups from around the world have spent 12 weeks working with six regional enterprises in the Seamless IoT Commercialization Program. Together, they’ve ventured into the space where the bleeding edge of technology and the physical world collide to become something different.

NeoCon 2016

June 13 - June 15 | Chicago, IL

Held from June 13-15 at The Mart in Chicago, NeoCon has evolved into one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the industry and this year will be no exception. With the help of our Advisory Council, the show has remained focused on being at the forefront of changing commercial design and business trends.