Virtual Hunch Lunch:

Economic Security and the Future of Work

The 2020 virtual Hunch Lunch video is available on-demand now. Explore hunches about Economic Security and The Future of Work from diverse speakers working in Maricopa County. 


There is something special about sharing a meal. Each year, we create a space for people to eat together and share "hunches" about building community resilience. This year, the Economic Resilience and the Future of Work themed Hunch Lunch went virtual. Featured guest speakers brought forward hunches about important economic resilience topics, including:

  • Local economic responses to shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Reimagining our workforce and education pathways
  • Leadership during economic disruption
  • Diversity in local businesses
  • New technology in economic development

The thought-provoking hunches are the first step in developing a rich knowledge exchange, creating diverse partnerships, and sparking meaningful research. Watch our virtual Hunch Lunch on-demand and let us know what you think by connecting with us on social media! 

Date And Time

The virtual Hunch Lunch is available on-demand now.

The premiere event happened on October 22, 2020. 


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Featured Speakers

Elizabeth Wentz, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, and Executive Director for Knowledge Exchange for Resilience
Orlando Cazarez, Center for the Future of Arizona
Hitendra Chaturdevi, W.P. Carey School of Business
Elizabeth Cole, Rio Salado Community College
Tom Cooper, Salt River Project
Neil Giuliano, Greater Phoenix Leadership
Samantha Hansen, Workforce Development and Career Pathways at Boys & Girls Clubs

Michael McQuarrie, ASU Center for Work and Democracy

Lora Phillips, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER)

Sarbeswar Praharaj, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER)
Robin Reed, Black Chamber of Arizona
Shade Shutters, ASU Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity / KER Crosscutting Scholar
Michael Voss, Mesa Community College