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Recorded on: May 1, 2020

Experience Design in a Socially Distant World 

Join Josh for the first session in our new virtual talk series hosted by The Henry Ford’s curator of communication and information technology, Kristen Gallerneaux via Zoom. 

Josh Goldblum | CEO and founder of Bluecadet Presenter: Josh Goldblum
CEO and founder of Bluecadet

Recorded on: June 10, 2020

100 Years of EV Engineering & the Future of Electrification 

Join Jessica Robinson, Mark Zachos and The Henry Ford’s Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson as they explore the history of electric vehicles and the future of electrification.

Jessica Robinson - THF Conversations Presenter: Jessica Robinson
Co-Founder, Detroit Mobility Lab
Chairwoman, Michigan Mobility Institute
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The Henry Ford
Mark Zachos - THF Conversations Presenter: Mark Zachos
Executive Vice Chair of Programs, SAE Detroit
President of DG Technologies

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Recorded on October 2, 2020

Manufacturing: Past Forward 

A special virtual program to celebrate Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). As manufacturers seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.



Scott French - THF Conversations Jeannine Kunz - THF Conversations Adrian Price - THF Conversations Jim Quick - THF Conversations
Scott French
Vice President, Operational Excellence, Lear
Jeannine Kunz
Vice President, Tooling U-SME
Adrian Price
Director, Global Core Engineering, Vehicle Operations Manufacturing, Ford
Jim Quick
Plant Director of Detroit Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors

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Recorded on October 17 & 24, 2020

Innovating for Results Workshop 

Innovating for Results™ (IFR) is a high-energy program designed to help individuals and organizations move from idea to delivery. Louis Patler will gear his workshop to meet the needs of student innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants leave the IFR workshop armed with a personalized plan to generate real results.

Louis Patler - Innovating for Results Workshop Presenter: Louis Patler
President, The B.I.T. Group
Louis Patler is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and president of The B.I.T. Group, a strategic business consulting company. He brings pioneering technologies for identifying emerging business trends, developing top leadership skills, organizational innovation and strategic initiatives to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, universities and foreign governments.

Innovating for Results Workshop was provided with support from the William Davidson Foundation.
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Recorded on: February 17, 2021
Zaretta Hammond

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain  

Presenter: Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta is a national education consultant and author. She is a self-described "former writing teacher turned equity freedom fighter.” Her passion for the intersectionality of equity and culturally responsive teaching led her to write the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. This publication has been utilized in many educational programs for pre-service teachers.

During this event, Hammond discussed her book, research and best practices that can be implemented in the classroom.

Recorded on: February 24, 2021

THF Conversations | Autonomous Vehicles: Solving Problems and Driving Changes, presented by MDOT. 

Presenter: Matt Anderson
Curator of Transportation

Join us for THF Conversation in honor of National Engineers Week, presented by Michigan Department of Transportation, with mobility experts from Arrow Electronics and Kettering University as they discuss the future and social impact of autonomous vehicles.


Recorded on: March 2, 2021

THF Conversations | Tiffany at The Henry Ford: The Exhibition, The Man and our Collection 

Presenter: Charles Sable
Curator of Decorative Arts

Join Curator of Decorative Arts Charles Sable for a preview of the exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from The Driehaus Collection, highlighting some must-see pieces. Mr. Sable will also provide insight into Tiffany’s life and influences, and share behind-the-scenes stories about Tiffany treasures in The Henry Ford’s collection.


Recorded on: March 4, 2021
Eunique Jones Gibson, Founder of Because of Them We Can

Social Transformation in Education: A Conversation on Student Empowerment 

Presenter:Eunique Jones Gibson, Founder of Because of Them We Can

Eunique Jones Gibson is known for developing the award-winning campaign "Because of Them We Can" and other products that ignite conversation, introspection and social change. During this event, she discussed social transformation in education and its influence on student empowerment.