Join us July 17-19, 2023 at UC Berkeley or online! 

What is UC Tech? 

UC Tech is the annual conference hosted by the University of California system to celebrate and promote innovation and collaboration within the community. Each year, a different 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 professionals that continually improves services that place the University of California system at the forefront of higher education, research, and patient care. 

UC Berkeley is honored to be co-hosting UC Tech 2023 with UC San Francisco to celebrate its 41st anniversary as a hybrid conference with in-person and online presentations and associated events. 

The Theme 

Resilient, Rising and Reinspired is the theme for this year’s UC Tech conference which brings technologists from across the University of California system to celebrate and promote innovation and collaboration. This theme seemed to fit as a timely reminder that technology professionals have worked diligently over the recent years and remained resilient, agile, and responsive to the changing higher ed landscape. The conference is an opportunity to acknowledge this hard work and to recognize this as an inflection point. Looking forward, we are reinspired to bring together our UC Tech community to share ways in which we are rising to meet old and new challenges to build, connect, and grow our IT support, services, and collaboration.

The Audience

UC Tech welcomes all UC staff and faculty who are associated with or interested in technology. Topics for presentations range from the latest innovations, service delivery, project management, procurement, and more. Participants include technical support staff, system administrators, unit directors and managers, librarians, information security experts, service managers, and others. UC Tech is a great place to build a network with colleagues from across the UC system. Having this network allows for more collaboration and can open doors to learning how other campuses address technology issues and challenges.


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, UC Tech now broadened its scope and reach, bringing together about 700 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.