Artificial Intelligence Town Hall
Hype, Harm or Hope?

In partnership with the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Eden Prairie Local News is pleased to present a community Town Hall event exploring the local impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Eden Prairie.

October 26th 2023
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Performing Arts Center at Central Middle School
8025 School Road, Eden Prairie

Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance, and $15 at the door.
Proceeds from ticket sales support Eden Prairie Local News and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Generously sponsored by:

Title Sponsor: Optum Logo

About the Event

EPLN is proud to partner with the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce to host a community-focused Town Hall event that bridges the gap between cutting-edge technology and local community impact. Together, with a panel of local experts, we’ll explore how artificial intelligence is reshaping the very fabric of our daily lives and what it means for Eden Prairie’s future.

🔥 The HYPE: Uncover the sensational stories and myths surrounding AI that have captivated the world’s imagination. What’s real, what’s exaggerated, and what’s pure fantasy?

💥 The HARM: Dive into the ethical and societal implications of AI. How can we navigate the complex terrain of privacy, bias, and automation responsibly?

🌈 The HOPE: Discover the incredible potential of AI to transform industries, revolutionize healthcare, and address global challenges like never before. How can we harness AI for a brighter, more equitable future?

Join us at this AI Town Hall event. Engage with experts, educators, small business owners and neighbors as we discuss AI’s impact at the grassroots level. Together, we’ll explore and understand the tangible effects and possibilities of AI within our community.

There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the event. Mingle with fellow attendees, or engage with the panelists and subject matter experts.


Steve Grove

Steve Grove – Publisher Star Tribune and former MNDEED Commissioner

Heather MacMurray

Heather Mac Murray – Director of Learning Analytics, Data, Reporting, EP Schools

Arun Batchu

Arun Batchu – VP, Analyst, Software Engineering Leader Practices, Gartner

Subject Matter Experts

Jody Carey

Jody Carey – Jody Carey Copywriting

Justin Grammens

Justin GrammensLab 651

Alok Gupta

Alok Gupta – Carlson School, University of Minnesota

Steve Reinhardt

Steve Reinhardt – Transform Computing

Moderated By

Ken Stone

Ken Stone – Media Consultant and former TPT Anchor, Reporter, Producer


Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance, and $15 at the door.

Proceeds from ticket sales support Eden Prairie Local News and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.


We are grateful for our generous sponsors! Without them, this event would not be possible.

Title Sponsor

Title Sponsor: Optum Logo

Supporting Sponsors

Logo for the Eden Prairie Community Foundation
Logo For Flagship Bank
Logo for Lab651
Southwest Transit Logo

Individual / Nonprofit Sponsors

Logo for Applied AI
Logo for Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation
Logo for Talon Robotics