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CEO Forums

CEO hosts monthly lunchtime community forums from October through May at various locations on the UC Berkeley campus.

Forums bring the CEO community together for discussion, information sharing, and skill building. They are open to all, and except when indicated on the event description, no RSVP is required.

Forums focus on such topics as diversity and broadening participation in STEM, innovations in teaching and learning, informal science education, assessment of learning impacts, implementation of K-12 Next Generation Science Standards, new research in the science of teaching and learning, federal and state STEM education policy, and more. Forums may take the form of single speaker presentations, panels, or workshops. All events are informal, with ample time dedicated to discussion and idea-sharing. Attendees may bring brown-bag lunches.

Forum topics are conceived, planned, and organized by and for CEO members. If you would like to present or host a forum session, please contact CEO co-chairs Kate Spohr or Dan Zevin.

CEO events are ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at



Monday, Apr 9, noon-1:30 pm. A Conversation with Oscar Dubón, UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion. Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. began his term as Berkeley’s third Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion in July 2017. In a recent interview, Dubón described equity and inclusion as “part of UC Berkeley’s DNA.” In this wide-ranging discussion, he will discuss his vision and priorities for achieving greater equity and inclusion in science and engineering at UC Berkeley. The session will conclude with an open Q&A session in which audience members will have the opportunity to engage directly with Prof. Dubón. Location: 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building [map].


Thursday, May 10, noon-1:30 pm. Science through Story. Presenter: Sara ElShafie, doctoral candidate, integrative biology. This workshop trains participants to share science using story techniques developed in collaboration with artists at Pixar Animation Studios. Participants will learn how to employ these techniques to enhance science teaching and reinforce learning, with tools designed to facilitate creativity and accessibility in science education and outreach. The workshop will combine demos with group discussion and hands-on story development. Location: 337 Cory, UC Berkeley campus [map].


For a list of past CEO forums, go to the CEO topics and speakers archive.