Michigan Fashion Media Summit Returning to Ann Arbor’s U-M

The Michigan Fashion Media Summit, a student-run, day-long event focused on fashion, retail, and media, will return to the Ross School of Business at Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan on March 20. This is the third year the event will take place.
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Michigan Fashion Media Summit
The third Michigan Fashion Media Summit will be hosted on March 20 at U-M. // Photo courtesy of the Michigan Fashion Media Summit

UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 10, organizers cancelled the 2020 Michigan Fashion Media Summit due to travel concerns linked to COVID-19. All tickets will be refunded.


The Michigan Fashion Media Summit, a student-run, day-long event focused on fashion, retail, and media, will return to the Ross School of Business at Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan on March 20. This is the third year the event will take place.

The event will include presentations by representatives of top names in fashion and retail, networking opportunities, and a student brand showcase.

“The 2020 MFMS is focused on showcasing the wide opportunity of careers in fashion,” said Cam Starwalt and Delaney Walker, co-presidents of the event, in a joint statement. “We want to emphasize that whether you are a marketer, a computer scientist, a product engineer, or a writer, you have a place in fashion.”

Speakers at the event include Jenna Lyons, founder of Lyons and former creative director and president for J.Crew; Kyle DeFord, chief of staff for Lyons; Jeff Carvalho, co-founder of Highsnobiety; and Caroline Gogolak, vice president of retail at SoulCycle and co-founder of Carbon38. More speakers have yet to be announced.

The day will start with opening remarks followed by a keynote. It will also include panels, a fashion showcase, a lunch and learn, networking, and an afternoon keynote. At the last two events, the summit drew more than 1,000 attendees.

Tickets are available now and are $35 each. More information and tickets are available here.

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