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CEO Forums

CEO hosts socials and monthly lunchtime forums from October through May. Socials are informal networking events. Forums are lunchtime presentation/discussions designed to encourage skill building and information sharing. Events are open to all. Except when indicated on the event description (below), RSVP is not 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, workshops, or field trips. All events are informal, with ample time dedicated to discussion and idea-sharing. Attendees may bring their brown-bag lunches to meetings.

Forum topics are conceived, planned, and organized by and for CEO members. If you have a topic you would like to present, 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

CEO is on summer hiatus from June to September.



Thursday, Sept 27, 4:45 pm-6:00 pm
CEO Social.
Connect with CEO friends and colleagues over tasty  snacks and drinks (no host bar). Location: Free House, 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA. [map]. RSVP required.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 12-1:30 pm
In their own words: First generation students talk about navigating Berkeley.
Presenters: Marvin Lopez, Engineering Student Services, and student panel (TBA). Location: 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building [map].

Tuesday, Nov 6, 12-1:30 pm
What the data tell us about persistence in lower-division pre-requisites for STEM majors.
Presenters: Andrew Eppig, Institutional Research Analyst, UC Berkeley Div. of Equity and Inclusion and Roshni Wadhwani, Research Associate, Public Profit. Location: 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building [map].

Tuesday, Dec 4, noon to 1:30 pm
Making the most of digital resources at the Berkeley Library: A workshop for STEM E&O professionals.
Presenters: Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach Instruction Librarian, and Margaret Phillips, Librarian. Location: 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building [map].

For a list of past CEO forums, visit our event archive.