2022 Diversity in Tech Symposium

Advancing
Climate Resilience

Thursday, March 10 - Friday, March 11, 2022

Virtual Event

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Now in its sixth year, the annual Diversity in Tech Symposium (formerly Women in Tech) will highlight the experiences and career paths of experts in climate tech and environmental justice working to advance innovation in clean energy, water conservation, food systems, disaster prediction, coastal science, sustainable manufacturing and many other areas within their organizations.


At the Women in Tech Symposium: Advancing Climate Resilience, join us for:

  • A Climate Tech Fireside Chat with Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu
  • Featured panels on:
    • Climate resilience and air quality: the One Health approach hosted by UC Davis
    • Feeding 10 Billion in a Hotter World hosted by UC Merced
    • Ocean Innovation: Tech interventions for the health of our global waters hosted by UC Santa Cruz
    • Getting to Zero: Trends in the Built Environment hosted by UC Berkeley
  • Deep-dive breakout sessions with tech companies
  • Lightning Talks and “Two Approaches” conversations with experts
  • Career Fair connecting participants with leading tech companies seeking climate tech talent

The event will also feature the EDGE in Tech Initiative Athena Awards recognizing those who have championed the advancement of women in technology.

We welcome participants from startups, nonprofit and government organizations, and established companies as well as students, staff, and faculty. The symposium is open to the public, allowing a broader audience the chance to join the conversation and reimagine an equitable and resilient future for all. Attendees will walk away with deep insights into climate innovation and action, and gain a community of inspiring and motivating people that will champion the advancement of women and underrepresented communities working in technology fields.

Past Symposiums

The New Era in Human Computer Interaction

2021

The New Era in HCI

Now entering a new era, Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field that combines new technology in cyber-physical systems with human-centered design and usability. This symposium examined leading-edge technologies and challenges to ensuring equitable and inclusive HCI.
2021 Symposium Page

Reimagining Cybersecurity for All

2020

Reimagining Cybersecurity for All

As digital platforms and tools have become pervasive in our public, professional, and private lives, concern has intensified about the security of our information, institutions, and online identities. Focusing on inclusive cybersecurity, the symposium featured women leaders speaking on our shared cybersecurity future.
2020 Symposium Page

The Future of AI

2019

The Future of AI

In 2019, the event showcased the experiences of women in AI and explored our collective future with representatives from leading companies, startups, academia, and the public sector.
2019 Symposium Page

A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2017

A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Through two keynote presentations and two panels, this symposium highlighted the strategies of successful women in the tech industry and academia, as well as addressed challenges, like sexual harassment, implicit bias and pay inequality.
2017 Symposium Page

Recognizing Leaders, Inspiring the Next Generation

2016

Recognizing Leaders, Inspiring the Next Generation

At this inaugural event, leaders and champions of women in technology offered their thoughts on challenges to achieving gender diversity at all organizational levels of industry, academia, and the public sector. The first CITRIS Athena Awards were also presented to honor inspiring women and organizations making outstanding technical contributions and supporting the next generation.
2016 Symposium Page