UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit & Awards Ceremony

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Our inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit brings together world-renowned academics, thought leaders, policymakers, industry pioneers, and innovators to discuss and debate the most pressing issues at the intersection of technology and policy.  

 

At UC Berkeley, we’re dedicated to supporting the responsible development and use of emerging technologies—from groundbreaking work in data privacy and cybersecurity to the development of human-compatible AI systems, pro-social platforms, and multidisciplinary tech policy training.

 

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a policymaker, or simply interested in the societal impacts of technology and how to effectively harness them for good, this summit offers an unparalleled opportunity to navigate the complex landscape of tech policy and to help forge a path that fosters innovation while promoting social good.

 

Hear from notable thought leaders; celebrate individuals who have made significant impacts in tech policy governance, journalism, and innovation;  and join in an engaging activity with our inaugural cohort of Tech Policy Fellows at the 1st annual UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit! 

 

This event is co-hosted by the CITRIS Policy Lab, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the School of Information and is sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and the AI Policy Hub. 

HOSTS

SPONSORS

 

TECH INTEGRITY AWARDS
NOMINATIONS CLOSED

 

The Tech Integrity Awards recognize individuals and organizations who embody, encourage, and promote responsible tech innovation and policy. Awards will be announced at the inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Summit on March 7, 2024. Awardees need not be present to win.

Awards will be given to honor achievements and contributions in the following five categories:

  • ACADEMIC RESEARCH
    Groundbreaking research, education, and/or thought leadership in tech policy
  • CIVIL SOCIETY
    Non-governmental organizations, activists, or social entrepreneurs working to ensure responsible innovation and accountability
  • GOVERNMENT
    Public sector entities or individuals working in an official capacity to shape responsible tech policy
  • INDUSTRY
    Companies or individuals in the tech industry leading on responsible technology development and governance
  • JOURNALISM
    Individual journalists and media organizations that effectively inform, cover, and scrutinize tech policy issues
AGENDA

8:30-9:00 | Check-in (Coffee!)

 

9:00-9:30 | Welcoming Remarks

  • Brandie Nonnecke, Director, UC Berkeley Tech Policy Initiative
  • Marti Hearst, Interim Dean, School of Information, UC Berkeley

9:30-10:30 | The EU AI Act & Navigating the Future of AI Governance 

The European Union’s AI Act is a pioneering legislative framework aimed at governing the use and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This Act represents a significant step in addressing the growing influence of AI technologies in various sectors and their impacts on society. This panel brings together experts from government, academia, and industry  to delve into the complexities and implications of the EU AI Act, exploring how it shapes the future of AI  not only in Europe but globally.

  • Moderator: Yiaway Yeh, Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Former Mayor of Palo Alto
  • Gerard de Graaf, EU Senior Envoy for Digital to the US & Head of the EU Office in San Francisco
  • Deb Raji, PhD Student, EECS, UC Berkeley; Time 100 Most Influential People in AI
  • Stuart Russell, EECS, UC Berkeley; Time 100 Most Influential People in AI
  • Pamela Samuelson, Richard M.  Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information, UC Berkeley

 

10:30 – 10:45 | Break

10:45 – 11:00 | UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellowship Program

  • Showcase 2023-2024 Tech Policy Fellowship Cohort
  • Announce Call for 2024-2025 Tech Policy Fellowship

 

11:00 – 12:10 | Round Robin Discussion w/ Tech Policy Fellows, AI Policy Hub Fellows, Faculty, & More!

  • Two rounds of small-group discussions (25 mins each) facilitated by a table host. Featuring the 2023-2024 UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellows, AI Policy Hub fellows, faculty, and more.

 

12:15 – 1:30 | Lunch and Round Robin Report Out

 

1:30 – 2:15 | Fireside Chat

  • Mike Isaac, Technology Correspondent, NY Times

 

2:15 – 3:15 | A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage: Spurring innovation while supporting responsible, secure, and trustworthy uses of emerging technology

This panel explores the balancing act required to foster technological innovation without compromising on ethics, security, and trustworthiness. Drawing inspiration from the classic problem-solving puzzle, this panel explores the challenges and strategies in advancing new technologies while ensuring they are developed and deployed responsibly.

  • Moderator: Janet Napolitano, Director, Center for Security in Politics, UC Berkeley
  • X. Eyeé, CEO, Malo Santo
  • Jessica Newman, Director, AI Security Initiative & AI Policy Hub, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), UC Berkeley
  • Betsy Popken, Executive Director, Human Rights Center, Berkeley Law
  • Niloufar Salehi, Asst. Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley

 

3:15 – 4:00 | Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford; Former Member of European Parliament

 

4:00 – 4:30 | Tech Integrity Awards Ceremony 

 

4:30-4:40 | Final Remarks – Shaping the Future of Tech Policy

  • David Wilson, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 

4:40 – 5:30 | Reception 

MEET THE SPEAKERS
Alex Belias
Alexandra Belias, Head of Product Policy & Partnerships, Google DeepMind
Luca Belli
Luca Belli, AI Fellow, NIST
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Henry Brady, Professor, Political Science and Public Policy, GSPP, UC Berkeley
Camille Crittenden
Camille Crittenden, Executive Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Gerard de Graaf headshot
Gerard de Graaf, EU Senior Envoy for Digital to the US & Head of the EU Office in San Francisco
X. Eyeé Headshot
X. Eyeé, CEO, Malo Santo
Nadah Feteih
Nadah, Feteih, Inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow
Marti Hearst
Marti Hearst, Interim Dean, School of Information, UC Berkeley
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Mike Isaac, Technology Correspondent, NY Times
Jared Lewis
Jared Lewis, Inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow
Janet Napolitano Headshot
Janet Napolitano, Professor & Director, Center for Security in Politics, GSPP, UC Berkeley
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Jessica Newman, Director, AI Security Initiative, CLTC & Co-Director, AI Policy Hub, UC Berkeley
Brandie Nonnecke Headshot
Brandie Nonnecke, Director, CITRIS Policy Lab & Assoc. Research Prof., GSPP, UC Berkeley
Nidah Osei
Nidah Osei, Director of Strategy & Operations, AAA
Piret Pernik
Piret Pernik, Inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow & Researcher, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence
Deb_Raji
Deb Raji, PhD Candidate, EECS, UC Berkeley & Time 100 Most Influential in AI
Andrew Reddit
Andrew Reddie, Assoc. Research Prof. & Faculty Director, BRSL, GSPP, UC Berkeley
McCloy Jahrestreffen
Kirsten Rulf, Inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow; Partner and Associate Director at the Boston Consulting Group.
Dean’s Society – October 23, 2006; Stuart Russell
Stuart Russell, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley & Time 100 Most Influential in AI
Niloufar Salehi headshot (1)
Niloufar Salehi, Asst. Professor, School of Information, UC Berkele
Pamela Samuelson Headshot
Pamela Samuelson, Prof., Berkeley Law
Marietje Schaake
Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford; Former Member of European Parliament
Juliana Schroeder
Juliana Schroeder, Assoc. Prof., Berkeley Haas
Ram Shankar Siva Kumar
Ram Shankar Siva Kumar, Inaugural UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow & Data Cowboy, Microsoft
Erika Weissinger Headshot
Erika Weissinger, Ass. Prof. of Practice & Director of Community, Climate, & Culture, GSPP, UC Berkeley
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David Wilson, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP), UC Berkeley
Yiaway Yeh
Yiaway Yeh, Lecturer, GSPP, UC Berkeley & Former Mayor, Palo Alto
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