Can't Catch a Break

The Tattler was rolling out of the nest this morning and scraping off the frost from the port hole on the Water Tower. Wow, it was cold last night.

I signed on to our favorite Wireless service to check email. A fellow tattler sent us a press release announcing an alternative energy conference to be held at EMU’s Convocation Center.

Yet EMU students are not eligible for the free tickets, the free tickets are only for MSU, U-M, and Wayne State students.

The event is sponsored by Michigan Business Review.

Michigan Business Review also put on a conference in August called “The Future of Ypsilanti”. The conference was held, wait for it, in Ann Arbor

Here is what the email said:

Michigan Business Review Innovation: The Business of Green 9.17

a day-long event bringing together Michigan’s most innovative companies utilizing and supplying alternative energy.

Keynote speaker (12 noon) Thomas Friedman.

Friedman “will outline an emerging agenda that will make “green power the next great global industry…. Friedman’s No. 1 bestseller “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century” changed the national discussion on the opportunities and challenges of a global economy. His newest book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How it Can Renew America” is the focus of his address, organized by the Washtenaw Economic Club, the Michigan Business Review and Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC), as energy has become one of the top election year issues.”


• A limited block of 1,000 free tickets (for the Thomas Friedman speech only) are available to MSU, U-M and WSU students, faculty and staff by calling (734) 763-5554 or at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. University ID required (limit two tickets per person)
• Tickets to the general public are $30
• Premium business tickets (including lunch and premium seating) are $120. For more information, contact Ashley Robinson, (734) 302-1726 or Karen Koziel, (734) 302-1719