ANNOUNCEMENT: 2024 UC Tech Calendar – What to expect in the year ahead

In the last year, we had the opportunity to celebrate many of the accomplishments of the UC Tech community across nearly 10,000 tech staff in 22 locations, not to mention the broader community of those supporting tech at the university – from students and faculty to vendors. The combination of skill and drive is powerful and inspires the UC Tech news team each day.

In the year ahead, we are looking forward to sharing more about the tech community and your accomplishments through news, interviews, resources, job opportunities and other announcements. The goal is to support productive and meaningful work and careers through skill-development and networking.

We plan to grow the size of the community and expand representation, and hope that upcoming tech events, diversity celebrations and other learning and networking opportunities will help prompt you to exchange insights and views with one another. If you have important news to share in the year ahead and would like us to add it to this calendar or share it in other ways, please let us know. If you would like to see the full, 12-month calendar, please open this 12-month view of 2024, and, for the 3-month rolling calendar including highlights over the coming three months, please visit the UC Tech News About page.

January

  • JP Morgan Health, in San Francisco, CA – January 7-9, 2024
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 15, 2024
  • National Data Privacy Week – January 21-27, 2024

January always starts with a bang, thanks to the JP Morgan Health conference in San Francisco, not to mention National Data Privacy Week and Data Privacy Month. We will also celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

February

  • Black History Month
  • Lunar New Year (falls on February 10, 2024)

February is Black History Month, and lunar new year falls in February as well in 2024.

March

  • Women’s History Month
  • 2024 California Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Education SummitMarch 8
  • UCUX Show and Tell – March 19, 2024
  • Earth Hour – March 23, 2024
  • Waypoints SymposiumMarch 25-26, 2024
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2024 Informatics Summit – Boston, MA, March 18-21, 2024

March is Women’s History Month, and we will spotlight Women in Tech from each UC campus, an annual tradition. Earth Hour (March 23, 2024 at 8:30 pm PT) opens the critical topic of sustainability and the role of tech leaders in supporting the environmental implications of our decisions. We look forward to seeing you at the many online and in-person events coming up in March, including 2024 California Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Education Summit – March 8; UCUX Show and Tell – March 19, 2024; American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2024 Informatics Summit – Boston, MA, March 18-21, 2024; Waypoints Symposium – March 25-26, 2024

April

  • Earth Week – April 21-27, 2024
  • Diversity Month
  • National Arab-American Heritage Month
  • UC Health Conference – April 17, 2024

In April, we will continue the conversation regarding sustainability as Earth Week unfolds, and celebrate National Arab-American Heritage Month. It is also Diversity Month, a great time to look at this important topic with renewed drive for positive change. We look forward to seeing you at the many online and in-person events coming up, including the UC Health Conference – April 17, 2024

May

  • Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – May 16, 2024

In the month of May, we celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish-American Month, Older Americans Month, and Military Appreciation Month, and hope you join us in learning about accessibility thanks to Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

June

  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • Juneteenth – June 19, 2024

We will be celebrating Juneteenth and LGBTQ Pride Month in the month of June. 

July

  • Independence Day – July 4, 2024
  • National Disability Independence Day – July 26, 2024

In July, we celebrate Independence Day on July 4, and National Disability Independence Day on July 26 to commemorate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

August

  • Process Palooza – August 21-22, 2024

In August, we hope to see you at Process Palooza, at UC San Diego. 

September

  • National Hispanic American Heritage Month
  • Filipino-American Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month and Filipino-American Month are celebrated in the month of September.

October

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
  • Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • UC Cyber Security Summit – UC Irvine, October 9, 2024
  • HLTH 2024 – Los Vegas, NV, October 20-23, 2024
  • EDUCAUSE – San Antonio, TX, October 21-24, 2024
  • UC Tech Conference – UC Davis, October 27-29, 2024 (UC Tech Awards Ceremony)

In October, it is Cyber Security Awareness Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and Diversity Awareness Month. For those who can make it, we hope to see you either in-person or online at the EDUCAUSE 2024 Conference, the UC Cyber Security Summit, and the UC Tech Conference and Awards Ceremony. 

November

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2024
  • Thanksgiving – November 28, 2024

In November we are looking forward to celebrating Native Americans, veterans, and Thanksgiving.

December

  • Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting – Chicago, December 1-5, 2024
  • National Human Rights Day – December 10, 2024

To wrap up the year, we will recognize National Human Rights Day in December. We hope to hear from those at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2024 Annual Meeting in Chicago from December 1–5, 2024.

With so many exciting events and articles coming, there is so much more to look forward to this year! Subscribe to the UC Tech news newsletter to receive the latest updates on news, events, and jobs.