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AI Town Hall – AI: Hype, Harm, or Hope?

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.


  • Steve Grove – Publisher Star Tribune and former MNDEED Commissioner
  • Heather Mac Murray – Director of Learning Analytics, Data, Reporting, EP Schools
  • Arun Batchu – VP, Analyst, Software Engineering Leader Practices, Gartner

Subject Matter Experts:

  • Jody Carey – Jody Carey Copywriting
  • Justin Grammens – Lab 651
  • Alok Gupta – Carlson School, University of Minnesota
  • Steve Reinhardt – Transform Computing

Moderated by:

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

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

Register now for an advanced purchase discount! Tickets are $10 pre-event, $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit Eden Prairie Local News and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

The event is being held from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Central Middle School located at 8025 School Road (Door 2).

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Oct 26 2023


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm




Central Middle School - Performing Arts Center
8025 School Road Eden Prairie


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