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Detroit Moves returns to connect the local community with world-changing transportation innovations

Updated: Mar 15

Detroit Moves Returns for Fifth Year to Connect the Local Community with World-Changing Transportation Innovations

This year’s event, hosted by Newlab at Michigan Central, will feature one day of conference-style programming followed by the return of the event’s flagship community festival where attendees can experience the future of transportation first-hand.

NOVEMBER 7, 2023 — Detroit, MI — Detroit Moves—the annual one-of-a-kind event where industry leaders, thought innovators, and the community collaborate to redefine the future of transportation—has announced its 2024 event which will take place at Newlab at Michigan Central May 10, 2024 in Detroit. With its dual facets—the Forum and the Festival—Detroit Moves is the connector between visionary industry leaders, cutting-edge technologies, and community engagement.

“Detroit Moves bridges the gap between industry and community, allowing space for conversations and connections to shape the future mobility landscape for generations to come,” said Detroit Moves co-founder Vittoria Valenti-Amodeo.

As a 501c(3), Detroit Moves focuses on community engagement and propelling society towards equitable, sustainable, and complete mobility systems. Attendees will experience the driving forces behind the future of transportation and mobility during the event, which includes:

The Detroit Moves Forum is a thought-provoking gathering of mobility pioneers, automotive innovators, government leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and community stakeholders, diving into discussions led by visionaries who are incubating the next generation of mobility solutions.

The Detroit Moves Festival is a free-to-the-public community festival that will follow the Forum. Returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Festival will allow attendees to immerse themselves in hands-on demos, interactive exhibits, and experiences that showcase the future of mobility in action.

“Detroit is already a global leader in mobility tech. This is an opportunity for the region to also showcase its leadership in taking a community and human-focused approach to inclusive and accessible mobility,” said Katelyn Davis, Detroit Moves co-founder.

For the second year in a row, Detroit Moves will be hosted at Newlab at Michigan Central. Newlab is a deep tech innovation platform that is a part of the new 30-acre walkable innovation hub in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood which is reshaping the future of global mobility along with key partners and industry leaders as well as city stakeholders and community.

"Newlab is built to breakdown barriers for deep tech founders so they can get their critical technology to market faster, and being in the heart of Detroit, community is a very important element. Innovation thrives when diverse minds unite; that's why it's not just about technology, it's also about fostering a collaborative ecosystem. The opportunities, infrastructure, and community that Newlab is building will create a lasting impact and sustainable change for the Motor City and beyond," said Andrea Corey, Director of Community at Newlab Detroit

Tickets for the Detroit Moves Forum will be available starting November 8. Admission to the Detroit Moves Festival is free and open to the public. Organizations interested in sponsoring and/or exhibiting can reach out to for more information.

About Detroit Moves

Founded in 2017, Detroit Moves is a 501(c)3 focused on bringing together the automotive, transportation, and mobility industries with the local community to connect and learn from one another. As Detroit continues to be the global epicenter of automotive and transportation innovation, Detroit Moves focuses on what propels society towards equitable, sustainable, and complete mobility systems: community engagement.

The 2024 Detroit Moves Advisory Board includes Vittoria Valenti-Amodeo, Senior Project Manager at OneMagnify; Katelyn Davis, founder of KS Davis PR and co-author of Women Driven Mobility; Corinne Roskopp, Global Events Lead at Google Cloud and Founder and CEO of Detroit Production House; and Janine Ward, Program Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Office of Future Mobility & Electrification. For more information, visit


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