Event Info

Intermitten 2018 will be held at the beautiful Guardian Building in Detroit, Michigan.

Why Detroit this time? This is an experiment in connecting more Midwest tech communities to each other so that we can understand, learn from, and help one another. We are approaching this move consciously and hope to host more events in more locations, while always highlighting the talent and thought leadership in each.

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time: 8:00a – 8:00p EDT

Conference Schedule:

  • 8a to 9a // Registration & Breakfast
  • 9a to 5p // Talks (with lunch & many breaks included)
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Community
    • Creative Collaboration
  • 5p to 8p // Intermixer Afterparty

Location: Guardian Club (32nd floor) of the Guardian Building

Located on the 32nd Floor of the Iconic Guardian Building, this spacious Art Deco event space has sweeping panoramic views of the Detroit and Windsor Skyline.

We’ve put together information regarding Parking and Transportation Options and Things To Do in Detroit.

Intermitten was created for tech professionals who:

  • Want to innovate for the greater good, within their organizations and beyond
  • Want to inspire diversity, community, and collaboration within their spheres of impact
  • Want to join and foster a community of progressive, creative innovators

You'll hear inspiring humans talk about:

Diversity & Inclusion:

  • How to build a diverse tech startup from day 1
  • How to advocate for diversity in a non-diverse company
  • How to foster diversity in your profession (beyond your job)


  • How to build tech communities online & IRL
  • How to build inclusive communities
  • How tech can enter communities respectfully & thoughtfully

Creative Collaboration:

  • What tech can learn from a community mural project
  • How to avoid collaboration disaster
  • How to collaborate for social impact

What's included?:

  • 9 talks by industry leaders from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco
  • Expert-led exercises on Bias Awareness and Creative Collaboration
  • Breakfast, lunch, and so much coffee
  • An Intermixer Afterparty with drinks, food, dancing, a collaborative art project, and professional headshots
  • Lots of opportunities to chat with speakers
  • A free day pass to co-work from Bamboo Detroit on Friday
  • Bonus: Join speakers, staff, and attendees on Friday morning as we go on a custom Innovations & Inspirations Tour with Detroit Experience Factory. We'll gather at 9am to learn about the Guardian, board a bus to learn more about how Detroit embodies Diversity, Community, and Collaboration, and then end at Bamboo Detroit around lunchtime. Tickets are $35 and available during checkout.