7th Annual EDGE in Tech Symposium

Smarter Tech for a
Resilient Future

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Virtual Event

How can we engage diverse talent to transform the future of infrastructure to address inequality and promote smarter environments?

Join EDGE in Tech, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, and Berkeley Engineering on Thursday, March 2, 2023, for Smarter Tech for a Resilient Future, a virtual symposium highlighting the experiences of experts using emerging technologies to advance innovation for more sustainable infrastructure.

The event will feature professionals who are pioneering new approaches to intelligent transportation networks, healthy indoor environments, aviation infrastructure and next-generation agriculture. Speakers will also discuss their career pathways to help attendees visualize themselves in high-growth sectors and rise to meet society’s needs for a greener future.  

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

Keynote Speaker:

Stacy Mahler

Stacy Mahler

U.S. Head of Sustainability Solutions for Smart Infrastructure

Featuring a fireside chat with:

Sashi Obilisetty

Sashi Obilisetty

Group Director of R&D
Synopsys Inc.

Tsu-Jae King-Liu

Tsu-Jae King-Liu

Berkeley Engineering

Who should attend?

The symposium is open to the public, allowing everyone to join the conversation and reimagine a more fair and resilient future for all. In addition to students, staff and faculty, we welcome participants from startups, nonprofit and government organizations, and established companies.


Thanks to the generous sponsors that make the Symposium possible!

We are deeply grateful for generous support from Carla Itzkowich, in loving memory of her father, Moisés Itzkowich


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 Initiative 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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