UC Tech 2022 Updates

Hello BruinTech!

The deadline to submit presentation proposals for UC Tech 2022 has been extended to May 8.

And there are more details about the conference (cost, lodging, reduced in-person attendee limit, etc.) below.

Chris Patterson
UC Tech Ambassador for UCLA

Join Us for UC Tech Hosted by UC San Diego  

As previously announced, UC Tech returns this August 15-17, hosted by UC San Diego. An annual conference, UC Tech brings together technologists from across the UC system to celebrate innovation and collaboration. Each day features a broad spectrum of talks and engagement opportunities to enlighten, enrich, and encourage.

UC Tech dates back to 1982 and this year’s theme is “40 Years of Connections.” After two years apart we’re celebrating the opportunity to reconnect face-to-face and bring together people, processes, systems, insights and ideas.

Below are the latest updates. Be sure to bookmark uctech.ucsd.edu and join our email list. Send any questions you have to uctech@ucsd.edu

Registration Preview

We’re working toward opening our registration portal in the next few weeks. For planning purposes, below are options we’re putting together.

  • On campus: $225 - includes meals, programming, activities, and conference swag.
  • Virtual: $50 - includes programming, gift item, and other virtual opportunities.

Learn more about each on the UC Tech website.

Lodgings Lowdown

For those coming to San Diego we’re able to offer:

  • Single rooms in shared apartments in UC San Diego residence halls for $130.
  • A special rate of $193/night (plus fees and taxes) at the nearby Sheraton La Jolla.

Both are subject to availability. Visit the Lodging page of our website for more details on accommodations and list of other nearby hotels. 

Call for Proposals Deadline: May 8

UC Tech is of, by and for our systemwide technical community. If you’ve got a topic to share, remember to submit your proposal ASAP. You can submit solo or as part of a panel. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase extraordinary work you’ve done and connect with others in your field. 

Achievements and Awards

You’ve done great work this past year and deserve to be recognized! The annual awards program has been revamped and expanded under the new name of UC Tech Awards program. It includes:

  • Traditional Sautter Awards for innovation
  • New lifetime impact award
  • New awards for collaboration, IT security, operational efficiency, and design.

Check out the UCOP website for criteria and procedures. Submissions due May 30!

Covid Considerations

Our goal is to produce the closest version to a traditional UC Tech conference that you’ve come to expect. Nevertheless, there will be some limits on what we can do. The UC San Diego campus has only recently re-opened for events and gatherings. Key facilities we’d normally rely on are in use for Covid testing and vaccinations. Additionally:

  • Overall attendance will be capped at around 400 attendees, and that includes sponsors, speakers, and other guests.
  • UC Tech will be conducted in accordance with prevailing UC San Diego guidelines as stated on the Return to Learn website. These guidelines are subject to change between now and August, but we’ll do our best to update on-campus attendees as the event approaches.