FutureMidwest 2011 – What Does It Really Mean to Be Midwest?

We are very proud to be a Sponsor for this year’s FutureMidwest 2011 conference.

If you are not familiar, FutureMidwest is a two day digital and technological education conference now in it’s 3rd year of existence. The first event took place in 2009 and helped kick start a movement that continues to draw attention throughout Michigan and the Midwest.

Not focused on just social media, the FutureMidwest program is built on helping educate business professionals, business owners, students, entrepreneurs, and companies on new business practices that compliment the current digital and technological changes.

But what does it really mean to be Midwest?

Is being Midwest limited to geographic location? Is it a state of mind? Is it a code of ethics? Maybe it’s determined by the sports team you root for?

I’ve been fortunate to travel across most of the county, and I have spent a lot of time in the Midwest States like Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, and more. Throughout all of these states I have noticed a common theme:

That regardless of the city, town, state, or geographic location, the people who make up the Midwest have an insatiable appetite to want to reinvent themselves.

They are not ones to rest on their laurels, or be tied down by the status quo or perceived limitations set by economic restrictions. This is in conflict to the general perception many have of the people who live in this region. However, I’ve seen how communities in this so called rust belt are gathering together, and redefining not only themselves, but the communities they serve.

More and more the states that make up the Midwest recognize the need to connect and share ideas.

Being Midwest isn’t about location. It is a state of mind. It’s the will and determination handed down by generations to roll up the sleeves and get to work. It is a work ethic and mentality that is not limited to just physical or industrial labor. One can work with their hands in many ways. Innovation is only limited by the imagination, and if history has taught us anything, it is that the Midwest always looking beyond the horizon.

Get an idea of this innovation in action at FutureMidwest 2011. We’ll be there along with many other great minds.

There is still time to register, so reserve your spot here: FutureMidwest 2011 Registration

Still, not convinced? Then we suggest you read these testimonials: Why Michiganders Should Attend FutureMidwest and Why Attending Conferences Like FutureMidwest Helps Your Company

See you Thursday!

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