2024 EDGE in Tech Symposium

Advancing Health Tech for All

Friday, March 8th

UC Davis

The EDGE in Tech and CITRIS and the Banatao Institute was held on Friday, March 8, 2024, for Advancing Health Tech for All, at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Community Education Room, on the UC Davis campus. 

The EDGE in Tech Symposium is a beacon for those seeking inspiration and knowledge in the rapidly evolving world of technology, with a specific focus this year on the health tech industry. We aim to explore how diversity in talent can drive innovation in health tech, aiming for inclusive solutions that benefit everyone.

The symposium also featured the EDGE in Tech Athena Awards, recognizing leaders who have championed the advancement of women and people of color in technology.


Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, and all the attendees who made this a day filled with inspiring talks, networking opportunities, and critical discourse on health tech innovation for all. Together, we can pave the way for a healthier, more technologically advanced future.

Who should attend?

This symposium is not just for tech enthusiasts but for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and health. We welcome students, educators, professionals from startups to established companies, and representatives from non-profit and government sectors. Join us to be part of a conversation that’s reshaping the future of health tech and promoting a more equitable and inclusive society.


Thanks to the generous sponsors that make the Symposium possible!

Support from Carla Itzkowich, in loving memory of her father, Moisés Itzkowich

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We will be using Whova as our event platform. If you are registered, download the app and start chatting with attendees and speakers.

About the Symposium

The EDGE in Tech Symposium is hosted by the EDGE in Tech at UC Berkeley. Our flagship annual event presents the experiences of women and non-binary-identifying individuals within a growing tech sector. This year, the theme speaks to the urgent need for smart technology to improve human health, reinvent business processes, and address climate challenges.

In addition to the panels and discussion, the event also recognizes those who embody, encourage, and promote the inclusion of women and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in technology through the EDGE in Tech Athena Awards.


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