Pitch contest, LTU expansion, augmented reality, more on M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — The latest edition of a pitch competition, expansion at Lawrence Tech, a win for the First Amendment in augmented reality, and how to do PR in a digital age.

It’s all on the Monday, Dec. 18 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast at www.podcastdetroit.com.

The program begins at 3 p.m. Eastern time with Aaryn Richards from the MSU Foundation, who will provide details on the GreenLight Michigan early-stage business plan competition.

At 3:15, Kevin Finn, dean of students at Lawrence Technological University, will talk about the university’s ongoing transformation into a residential campus and other growth areas of the Southfield-based school.

At 3:30, it’s Brian Wassom, attorney at Warner, Norcross and Judd, who will update a significant case he won that gives augmented reality First Amendment free speech protection.

The show concludes at 3:45 with Tim Moynihan, Airfoil Group’s editorial services and media strategist, who will discuss the role of PR in a digital age.

Monday’s show will be the last of 2017 for the Monday afternoon show, which will take Christmas and New Year’s Day off and return Monday, Jan. 8.

M2 Techcast is heard live Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time at www.podcastdetroit.com. You also can listen to archived shows on demand by clicking on M2 TechCast at MITechNews.Com. It’s also available on SoundCloud, iTunes and other audio outlets.

Now in its third year, the M2 TechCast is co-hosted by Matt Roush, director of media relations at Lawrence Tech, and Mike Brennan, owner of MITechNews.com, an online Michigan tech news source since 1999. It’s part of the Podcast Detroit network of more than 80 locally produced podcasts, anchored by IT in the D, which runs Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time and which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners.

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