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2022 Diversity in Tech Symposium: Advancing Climate Resilience

Collage of photos of EDGE in Tech speakers and award winners.

Now in its sixth year, the annual Diversity in Tech Symposium (formerly Women in Tech) will highlight the experiences of experts working to advance innovation in clean energy, water conservation, food systems, disaster prediction, coastal science, sustainable manufacturing and many other areas within their organizations. Attendees are encouraged to join the career fair Thursday afternoon to meet company representatives and discover pathways into climate tech. This event will also feature the EDGE in Tech Initiative Athena Awards, recognizing those who have championed the advancement of women and people of color in technology.

Who should attend?

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

The Diversity in Tech Symposium will take place virtually over two days on Thursday, March  10, and Friday, March 11, 2022. Join us for this event devoted to world-changing technologies.

The Diversity in Tech Symposium: Advancing Climate Resilience will feature:

  • Climate tech fireside chat with E. Natasha Stavros, Director of the Earth Lab Analytics Hub at the University of Colorado Boulder and Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering
  • Keynote talk by Margot Brown, Vice President of Environmental Justice & Equity Initiatives, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Featured panels convened by UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz
  • 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

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.

Registration will open on Jan. 18, 2022.