vibrant, candid & empowering speaker, moderator & panelist

Alison has had the opportunity to speak at large events, and intimate gatherings.

From a keynote talk to moderating panels of renowned individuals – she leaps into the creation of an experience for the audience. One of connection, drawing out candid stories and inspiration for all present.

Alison has been invited to speak at:

In 2013, Alison founded Mpls MadWomen – aimed at sparking connection through candid dialog on women’s experiences at work. Here she opened many events with topical opening remarks to set the tone for the event.


creating an event?

Alison approaches speaking engagements with energy and creativity – catering to your audience and outcomes.

past speaking

Design Your No 1 Product: You
/ Target 2020
/ Minneapolis, MN

Lifting the Burden of Gender Stereotypes (panel)
/ Professional Humans Podcast
/ Minneapolis, MN

A Tale of Two Apps: Target Drive Up & App Launch Experience
/ UX Strat 2018
/ Boston, MA

Female Pioneers (moderator)
/ Mpls MadWomen 2018
/ Minneapolis, MN

The Future of UX is Product Design
/ AIGA Minnesota 2017
/ Minneapolis, MN

Your Number 1 Product is You
/ AIGA Design Camp 2017
/ Nisswa, MN

Authentic Leadership: A Conversation With Tammy Redpath (interviewer)
/ Mpls MadWomen 2016
/ Minneapolis, MN

Female Pioneers

Panel included US State Representative Ilhan Omar

Alison Gretz delivering UX Strat presentation

UX Strat Conference

Keynote presentation with rare approval to represent Target as an external speaker.

Authentic Leadership Fireside Chat

Role: Event & Content Strategy, Interview Question Preparation, Interviewer & Moderator

Alison Gretz and Tammy Redpath on stage during a fireside chat
Alison Gretz and Tammy Redpath on stage during a fireside chat