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About UC Tech

Join us August 15-17, 2022, UC San Diego Price Center 

What is UC Tech? 

UC Tech 2022 is the annual conference put on by the University of California system to celebrate and promote innovation and collaboration within the technologist community. Each year, a UC campus is selected to host the much loved event over a few days. Each day features a broad spectrum of talks and serves to enlighten, enrich and encourage. 

The vision of UC Tech is to foster an inclusive and collaborative community of IT professionals that continually improves services that place the University of California system at the forefront of higher education, research, and patient care. 

For 2022, UC San Diego is honored to host UC Tech and celebrate its 40th anniversary as a hybrid conference with in-person and online presentations and associated events. 

The Theme 

40 Years of Connections
This year’s theme is 40 Years of Connections, an exciting celebration of the conference since its humble beginnings in 1982. Beyond this, however, the 2022 theme refers to the innovative work of IT professionals in building and amplifying the technological infrastructure of the UC system. It’s about bringing disparate elements together, whether it’s people, systems, processes, places, or even insights, information, and ideas. Continuing to strengthen our connections is how we band together to overcome those everyday challenges and larger than life obstacles in delivering today's and tomorrow’s IT.

The Audience

UCTech welcomes all UC staff and faculty who are associated with or interested in information technology. Topics for presentations are generally intended for IT professionals, but numerous sessions cover broader topics: project management, service delivery, procurement, etc. Participants include technical support staff, system administrators, unit directors and managers, librarians, information security experts, service managers, and others. Suppose you want to learn how other campuses address technology issues and challenges or build a network of professional IT colleagues from the UC system. In that case, you should attend UCTech this year.

History

UC Tech began as a grass-roots effort by UC campuses to share common knowledge and information formerly known as the University of California Computing Services Conference, or simply UCCSC. The first “conference” was at UC Santa Cruz in 1982, and the focus was strictly on academic software and it was held in a conference room on campus with 21 people in attendance. Technologists from the UC campuses have met each summer since 1982 to discuss common issues and ideas associated with providing and supporting information technology services at the University of California. From humble beginnings, UCTech now broadened its scope and reach, bringing together about 700 IT professionals from across the University of California to share knowledge to better support our respective universities and the world-class UC system as a whole. 

Past UC Techs (formerly UCCSC) include:

See UC Tech 2021 at UC Los Angeles on August 9-11, 2021.

See UC Tech 2020 at UCLA held on August 11, 2020 and November 10, 2020 and January 26, 2021.

See UC Tech 2019 at UC Santa Barbara on July 15-17, 2019.

See UCCSC 2018 at UC Davis on August 13-15, 2018.

See UCCSC 2017 at UC San Diego on August 7-9, 2017.

See UCCSC 2016 at UC Santa Cruz on July 10-12, 2016.

UCCSC 2015 at UC Riverside was held on August 16-18, 2015.

UCCSC 2014 at UC San Francisco was held on August 3-5, 2014.

UCCSC 2013 at UC Irvine was held on August 4-6, 2013.

UCCSC 2012 at UC Berkeley was held on August 5-7, 2012.

UCCSC 2011 at UC Merced was held on August 7-9, 2011.

UCCSC 2010 at UCLA was held on July 19-20, 2010.

Event Details

In-person gatherings will be capped at a limited number and take place at the centrally located Price Center at UC San Diego! More information on this, as well as location, parking, hotels, transportation and more is coming, so feel free to reach out in the meantime to uctech@ucsd.edu for any additional questions.   

Schedule

The schedule will be available as soon as it's ready. Check back for updates!

For questions about this year's UC Tech at UC San Diego, contact uctech@ucsd.edu.