Play: Media and Entertainment Conference

Chou Hall-Spieker Forum Cheit Lane, Berkeley

Play is Berkeley’s premier student-led conference that connects those seeking greater involvement with media, entertainment, and technology through exposure to leading industry thought leaders. It is a one-day conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions, fireside chats, and networking opportunities. Our conference theme this year is: ‘Lights, Pixels, Action! Stories in the Digital Age’, and we will explore the changing themes, players, talent, and ideas in the space - covering topics such as emerging technology, entertainment, film, TV, music, gaming and sports. Our speakers include Emmy and Grammy Award winners, global leaders and visionaries in media, entertainment, technology, sports, gaming, music, film and TV. Check out our conference agenda and speakers list at

GPSAW – PhD Leadership And Community Event (PLACE): Learn How Peer Led Groups Can Help You Grow Professional and Foster Community

Stanley Hall Room 177

Friday, April 5, 2024 Panel from 11:30-12:30 Lunch optional 12:30-1:30pm Stanley Hall, Room 177 Help us celebrate GPSAW and the grad community at Berkeley! Have you ever wanted to connect with others who share your professional interests such as in science policy, consulting or teaching and outreach?  Join this event to hear about the value of PhD peer-led organizations/groups for the community and individual participants!  You will learn about the work of Berkeley campus groups such as Science Leadership and Management and Beyond Academia & campus resources like OASIS. Get inspired by alumni who leveraged their Berkeley leadership skills into their post-graduate careers, and join other PhD students and postdocs who want to engage with their community.  From 12:30-1:30, students have the chance to receive a gift card for lunch with small groups of other like-minded students interested in community engagement through peer-led organizations. Register here -  

Rooted in Rest: Somatic Healing Session

Online via Zoom

Rooted in Rest is facilitated by Riss Myung, a Confidential Advocate at PATH to Care Center certified in Somatic Embodiment and Self-Regulation Strategies. This virtual rest session is offered for any graduate and professional student at UC Berkeley in honor of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, and to support students in vicarious trauma release. Registration required to receive session link.

MDes Peer Skill Sharing Events

310 Jacobs Hall 2530 Ridge Road, Berkeley

The Master of Design Student Association (MDSA) is excited to announce an upcoming event on April 5th designed to enhance communication with the diverse talents within our Master of Design (MDes) program. This special gathering aims to provide a platform for our talented peers, many of whom have substantial experience in the design and engineering industries, to share and exchange their unique skills and knowledge. As our program is renowned for its blend of creativity and technical expertise, we believe that this will be a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from each other, enhance their skill sets, and foster a community of collaboration and innovation.

CEE Department Social Hour

West Plaza O'Brien Hall, Berkeley

A social hour for the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) graduate student committee, where students (as well as faculty) from different focuses can meet and catch-up, and build relationships across the different programs within CEE.