UC Tech 2021: Call for Proposals Now Open

March 5, 2021

UC Tech 2021 Envisioning the Future of IT

One IT colleagues,

We are now accepting proposals for session presentations for UC Tech 2021 Envisioning the Future of IT which will be held August 9-11, 2021. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 7.

Please do not wait to submit your proposals. If we are allowed to host an in-person event according to campus/county/state public health guidelines at that time, then we plan to host a hybrid conference with both in-person and online attendance options. If we are not allowed to host an in-person event, we will host an all-online event. But in order to move forward in our planning for the event, we need session proposals now.

Submit Your Proposal

  1. If you already have an account on the site, login. If you do not, create an account and wait for approval.
  2. Submit your proposal.

If you submitted a proposal last year and did NOT present at one of the virtual events, your proposal is still there. You may resubmit that, with or without editing, but you must at least go in and check the box labeled "Submit for 2021" and save, if you want us to consider it. You can submit new proposals as well.

Program Tracks

  • Advancing Research Frontiers with Data - How is your campus transforming research in the digital age? Share your vision for how the cloud, increased access to HPC, analytics, new data, sensors, IOT and access to data will impact your research community.
  • Digital Ethics and Privacy - What are the ethical and privacy dilemmas you and your campus are grappling with? How are you working to comply with GDPR and CCPA? How are you working to enhance and encourage collaboration, while maintaining optimal privacy and intellectual property in your campus community?
  • Empowering Women and Diversity in the IT CommunityHow is your campus working to support women and diversity in their workforce? Share your successful strategies and the innovative programs your campus has been implementing.
  • Envisioning the Future of Healthcare Systems - What is happening in personalized and mhealth? How is data impacting what healthcare providers can do? How varied are the gene-specific therapies that are evolving?
  • Exploring the Future of 21st Century Learning Spaces - Have you built interactive learning spaces on your campus? Do you have a physical or virtual learning commons area? Do you have virtual digital labs, on AWS, Google Cloud or Azure? Do you have a virtual reality lab? Let your colleagues in on your vision for future learning environments.
  • Focusing Technology on Teaching and Instruction - Are you using or helping faculty use digital engagement tools (polls, micro-quizzes, peer tools) during their classes? What third party tools are your faculty excited about?
  • Infrastructure Across the Spectrum - Share your progress on your transition of infrastructure and services to the Cloud. Are you creating a private cloud? How are you working to automate your deployments with DevOps?
  • Leveraging Digital Experience (XR) Technologies - Are you creating new training methods in our applied health science schools for Nurses, Dentists and Physicians? Are you helping faculty explore new ways for students to experience archeology, history or even mock trials? Share what you are doing in AR / VR / and XR with your UC Colleagues!
  • Professional Development for Technology Professionals - With the landscape of Higher Ed transitioning to the cloud with SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, how do employees keep up with core skills needed to support the University of California’s mission of teaching, research and service? What programs are working to transition the IT workers of today into internal technology consultants and trusted advisors?
  • Supporting the University of the Future - With the landscape of Higher Ed transitioning to the cloud with SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, how do employees keep up with core skills needed to support the University of California’s mission of teaching, research and service?
  • Universal Design Thinking for Mobile, Web and Wearables - What are you doing as a campus to provide accessible access for all? Share your human-centered approaches to design for innovative mobile, web and wearable interfaces.


Join the conversation on the UC Tech Conference Slack Channel and be sure to connect with UC Tech 2021 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Kind regards,

Faye Snowden, UC Tech Ambassador for Berkeley
Manager of the Technology Program Office, Office of the CIO

Related Links: UC Tech 2020 | UC Tech 2019 | UC Tech Contact