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Jan. 6, 2020

Media Advisory: UArizona to Host 'The Future of Work' Event

  • What: The Future of Work: How to Thrive in the Automated Workplace
  • When: Friday, Jan. 10, 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.

TUCSON, Ariz. — In the next 10 years, an estimated 42% of jobs in Pima County could be displaced by automation. On Jan. 10, the University of Arizona, Making Action Possible for Southern Arizona and the Arizona Daily Star will present a future-focused event exploring how automation and artificial intelligence will impact education and the workplace.

Speakers will include University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, Eller College of Management's Economic and Business Research Center Director George Hammond and Arizona Regent Ron Shoopman, along with panelists from industry and education.

The event is open to everyone, including students, who can learn how to adjust their education strategy to thrive in an automated future; educators, who will be charged with preparing tomorrow's tech proficient workforce; and working adults, who can discover paths to retraining and re-engineering their career for the new workplace.

Tickets are $10 and are available at, along with a full schedule of events. Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking will be available in Second Street Garage, 1340 E. 2nd Street, or Highland Garage, 1420 E. Helen St.

Additional event sponsors include the Eller College of Management, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Arizona Public Media, Pima Association of Governments, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and Sun Corridor.

Media contact:
Pam Scott
University Communications
The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.