Inspire: Leading Ideas from UC Santa Cruz

When was the last time you felt inspired?

Learned something new? Pushed boundaries?
Let’s do that—again.

Los Angeles

March 21, 2024
Global & Community Health

Los Angeles Speakers

  • Karen Miga, Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
  • James Doucet Battle, Associate Professor, Sociology, Co-Director of the Science & Justice Research Center
  • Grant Hartzog, Professor, MCD Biology, Co-Director, Global & Community Health program

San Francisco

April 18, 2024
Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco Speakers

  • Leilani H. Gilpin, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Explainability Accountability (AIEA) Lab
  • Yang Liu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Zac Zimmer, Associate Professor, Literature

San Diego

May 30, 2024
Climate Resilience

San Diego Speakers

  • Mike Beck, Director, Center for Coastal Climate Resilience & AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience
  • Javier Gonzalez-Rocha, Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
  • Miriam Greenberg, Professor, Sociology

We’re bringing UC Santa Cruz to you.

Join us for a series of events to connect, discover, and imagine. We’ll explore new ideas with thought leaders, innovators, and visionaries across different fields. Whether you’re interested in technology, arts, science, or social impact, the INSPIRE series has something for all UCSC alumni, parents, and friends.

UCSC is pushing boundaries, breaking molds, and creating positive change. We’re bringing this change to you.

Event Schedule

6:30 pm Wine & hors d’oeuvres networking reception

7:15 pm Panel & discussion

8:00 pm Desserts, coffee, & connections

9:00 pm Event concludes

Hosted by

Chancellor Cynthia Larive

As the 11th chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Cynthia Larive leads an institution known worldwide for its interdisciplinary approach to high impact research, for seeking solutions to the world’s greatest challenges and for its commitment to social and environmental justice. UC Santa Cruz joined the Association of American Universities in 2019 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities in 2020, remarkable achievements that underscore the impact and quality of the university’s research and teaching across the five academic divisions of Arts, Baskin Engineering, Humanities, Physical and Biological Science, and Social Science. Under her leadership, in 2022 UC Santa Cruz was ranked No. 1 in the nation among top research universities for racial and gender diversity in leadership.

Upcoming Dates

Save the date and join us in a city near you for upcoming Inspire events.

September 24, 2024

Silicon Valley
November 19, 2024

Los Angeles
March 20, 2025

New York City
April 2, 2025

Last modified: Jun 10, 2024