The Way We Work Series

Minnesota's Talent: The Influence and Impact of Changing Demographics

December 6, 2019 
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

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Minnesota’s economy is vibrant, due in large part of excellent human capital. But staying vibrant could be challenging. We are facing a potential workforce shortage in the coming decades. Jobs should continue to grow, while most regions of the state expect to see declines in their working-age populations. The story of changing demographics isn't a singular experience. Each community across the state is experiencing population changes in different ways.

Join Allison Liuzzi, Research Manager at Wilder Research, to learn more about our changing demographics and their potential impact on Minnesota’s talent market.

The Way We Work is a series that examines the future of work and the implications for the business community and individuals in a time of changing demographics, growing technology, and increasing globalization. Created in partnership with Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing consultancy, and the Carlson School of Management, The Way We Work brings together thought leaders, companies, and individual workers for dynamic dialogue around relevant topics.

Hosted At:

Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium
321 Nineteenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55442


Cost covers admission to our keynote presentation, panel discussion, breakfast
$10 – Students
$25 – Alumni
$35 – General Admission


7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program and Q&A

The Way We Work

Allison Liuzzi

Allison Liuzzi

Research Manager - Wilder Research

Allison Liuzzi is a Research Manager at Wilder Research, a division of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. She serves as Project Director of Minnesota Compass, a social indicators project that measures progress in Minnesota and its communities. Allison has particular interest in demographic trends, immigration, employment, and workforce development. She manages a portfolio of related projects, including benchmarks and trends on the demographics of leaders, and indicators of interest, identity, access, and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Allison also serves on the board of the Community Indicators Consortium. 

Allison joined Wilder Research in the spring of 2012. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Luther College, her master's degree from Michigan State University, and completed her doctoral coursework in sociology at the University of New Hampshire.

Allison lives with her family in Saint Paul’s Como Park neighborhood. Outside of the office, she’s likely to be playing with her preschooler or looking for some quiet space to sit and knit.

Brendon Schrader

Brendon Schrader [Host]

Founder/CEO - Antenna

Brendon Schrader is the Founder/CEO of Antenna, a Minneapolis-based company that is changing the way people work by providing best-in-class marketers on demand. He is also the Founder/Publisher of Indypendently.com, a content and media platform for independent workers. Brendon’s insights on independent consulting, the gig economy, the changing nature of work have been highlighted in Inc. magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, and an MEd from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

About Antenna:
Antenna is a leader in bringing top marketing professionals to corporations and nonprofits for project-based consulting, interim leadership, and staff augmentation engagements. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Antenna draws from its private community of experienced marketers to provide clients with on-demand resources—both individuals and teams. Antenna’s vision is to fundamentally change the way marketing teams get work done by helping clients balance the flexibility and expertise required by today’s modern marketing organization.

Questions? Contact Carlson School Alumni Relations at carlsonalumni@umn.edu or 612-625-1556.

The Way We Work

Created in partnership by Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing consultancy, and the Carlson School of Management, The Way We Work brings together thought leaders, companies, and individual workers for dynamic dialogue around relevant topics.

Pat Pettiti
Co-founder and CEO
Catalant Technologies

Brandon Peele
Marketing Evangelist
Imperative (former)

Lora Geiger
Leadership Coach & Senior Manager

Julie Burton

Marcia Droege
Director of Facilities and Real Estate
Land O’Lakes

James O’Reilly
Life Time Work

Jim Vos

Cali Williams Yost
CEO & Founder
Flex Strategy Group

Jonah Stillman
Entrepreneur, speaker, and writer
Author of Gen Z @ Work

Diane Mulcahy
Consultant, advisor, speaker, and writer
Author of The Gig Economy

Nicholas Whittall
Managing Director
Accenture Strategy, Talent and Organization