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The impact of demographic changes on the economy

  • Thu, September 21, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • virtual
  • 241


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Join us for a discussion with Sam Sorenson, Creative Director Studio 88 about demographics and the big picture globally, how shifting demography impacts economies and markets (not to mention cultures, politics, religions, and every aspect of society!  

From local examples of the never-ending housing boom to the challenges for Japan and European countries of birth rates that are below replacement value, demographics impact everyone. By some estimates, there are 6.5-7 million families that are seeking houses in the U.S., and these houses don't exist As the Baby Boomers complete their movement out of the workforce, our nation has the largest group of retired people ever experienced. These numbers affect the health care system, existing housing stock and so much more.

Sam Sorenson is an Emmy Award Winning producer and owner of Studio 88, a Madison-based production company. He has been producing documentary films about demographics for the last decade. He works closely with Ken Gronbach, a world-renowned demographer. Sam also partners with Mike Williams, a well-known and highly respected financial expert who has appearance on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. Mike and Sam produce videos detailing how shifting demographics precipitate economics in the U.S. and around the world. Sam will detail how global demography impacts everything from culture, to religion, to politics, and showcase how shifting demographics are foundational in economic phenomenon.

This seminar is co-hosted by the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement and Retirement Opportunities Committee.  More details to follow.

If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Tom Eggert at by Thursday, September 14.

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Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

Registration Deadline:  Monday, September 18, 2023.


Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

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