UC Tech Session Proposals Due This Sunday, May 8

April 25, 2022

Message updated to reflect proposal deadline extension to May 8 (originally May 1).

Hello One IT Community,

If you plan to submit a session proposal for UC Tech 2022 at UC San Diego, now is the time! Session proposals are due this Sunday, May 8. Not only will session presenters get bragging rights, but they’ll also receive free admission to UC Tech 2022 for one member of their team! Only 17 session proposals have been submitted so far, and none are from UC Berkeley - yet! 

Submit your proposal now using this short Google form

UC Tech fully embraces both new and experienced speakers and will feature a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced-level sessions. Sessions should be talks of interest to the tech community, and UC Tech organizers take a pretty broad view of what that means. If it’s interesting to you, chances are they’d love to see it.

The theme for UC Tech 2022 is Shoring Up Connections: 40 Years of Conversation, Innovation, and Collaboration. If your proposal highlights how your particular tech helped “shore up” connections (by connecting students, faculty, or research) it will take priority over other proposals.

Program Tracks

  • Teaching & Instruction - EdTech, labs, maker spaces. 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?

  • Security & Privacy - Privacy dilemmas, HIPAA, CCPA, PMI (all the acronyms), enhancing security, hacker attacks, and recovery.

  • Culture - The way we do business! Examples: telecommuting workforce integration; business process design practices; staff mentorship strategy improvement. How do we keep our staff passionate about their work and what we can accomplish?

  • DX, UX, CX, and XP - Give us your experiences with design, users, and customers.

  • Future of Higher Ed - Where are we going?

  • Engineering - Application development! Examples: building, analyzing, tuning, testing, and documenting software; data management and manipulation; learning management and communication systems. What systems are being created to help UC?

  • Research IT - Research facilitation innovation! Examples: accelerating technology uptake and informing codes, standards, and policy; facilitating the mobility of researchers; and data transparency. How is research IT working in the UC system?

  • Health IT - Healthcare delivery and problem-solving! Examples: health policy impact on IT strategy; bioinformatics data handling; health data privacy. How are the lives of patients affected by IT?


There are several ways for you to connect or get questions answered about this year’s event: 

Kind regards,

Faye Snowden, UC Tech Ambassador for UC Berkeley 
Manager of the Technology Program Office, Berkeley IT Business Operations

Related Links: UC Tech 2022 | UC Tech 2021 | UC Tech 2020 | UC Tech Contact