Networking Activities

The NOW Conference provides several opportunities to network and build relationships with staff from Berkeley and other UCs! Each session allows a maximum of 300 attendees so hop in early to the session of your choice. You are welcome to attend more than one session.  Learn more about the networking activities below:

Virtual Coffee Chat: An innovative interactive experience for conference attendees to collaborate and grow their network.

Have lunch then join a coffee chat, or join a coffee chat then have lunch….your choice! Please be timely, session doors close 1-minute after start time. Max 500 attendees per session. Inspired by a brief conversation one may have with someone they don’t know while grabbing coffee during a conference coffee break, participants engage in a brief low-pressure facilitated networking experience. 

Session A: 12:50 PM - 1:15 PM

Doors open at 12:40 PM

Session B: 1:15 - 1:40 PM

Doors open at 1:05 PM

Virtual Happy Hour: An innovative interactive experience for conference attendees to collaborate, grow and build professional relationships.

After the conference, hop into this session to connect and get to know others. Inspired by informal conversations one may have with a small group at a cocktail table during a post conference happy hour, participants engage in a facilitated networking experience designed for them to get better acquainted with others while growing their networking comfort and skills.

4:20 - 5:00 PM

Doors open at 4:15