DXF Institute

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What we do

The DXF Institute provides a variety of programming and support for groups looking to explore multi-day learning experiences in Detroit.


The DXF Institute offers in-depth multi day experiences that are highly customized and matched to the needs and interests of your organization.  No two DXF Institute experiences are alike. Using the city of Detroit as an interactive classroom, we will create a specialized program that typically includes site visits, panel discussions, and case studies based on your selected theme.  We will draw on a spectrum of local subject matter experts who will share their stories, challenges, and best practices to help participants understand Detroit’s past and present so they are better equipped to be engaged for the future. The DXF Institute is uniquely suited for groups whether local or international.

The DXF Institute has already created study tours for leadership teams from the City of Portland, the City of San Jose, Nike, Bosch International, as well as for Challenge Detroit Fellows, Detroit Revitalization Fellows, Davidson Foundation, and other corporate and non-profit groups.


  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Art & Design
  • Food Systems
  • Neighborhood Tours


  • Custom Study-Tours
  • Keynote Presentations and Speaking Engagements
  • Consulting: Branding, Storytelling, Program Development
  • Conference Planning Support

Sample Experiences


1/2 Day


Full Day



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