PIT-UN Summit 2025, Nov. 6-8, with students in SJSU gear and a student in a lab coat working.

PIT-UN Summit 2024

The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) reimagines its annual convening and launches, PIT-UN Summit 2024, a gathering of trailblazers, visionaries, and future-facing thinkers shaping the next-generation technology globally. The two-day summit from Nov. 7-8 hosted on campus, in thought partnership with SJSU, advances the field of public interest technology through focused conversations, pivotal plenaries, creative spaces, closed-door networking, and interactive sessions.

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What to Expect in 2024

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Transformation: Leveraging Technology for Workforce Development and Social and Community Impact

The Summit will bring existing and emerging student leaders from academia, government, and for- and non-profit organizations together to develop frameworks and models for the responsible and inclusive uses of technology that is equally important to include our future workforce in this conversation. By engaging representatives from each group alongside students, we will be better prepared to discuss PIT in the context of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to ensure that new technologies are designed to be agents and catalysts for inclusion rather than exclusion.

Who Attends

PIT-UN Summit 2024 will celebrate and center the people working on the boundaries of public interest technology. The event will include diverse stakeholders, such as PIT-UN leaders and grantees, students, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs working to build and co-create #futuretech that includes all of us.

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About

Public Interest Technology University Network

The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) fosters collaboration between universities and colleges to build the field of public interest technology and nurture a new generation of civic-minded technologists. Through new curricula, research agendas, and interdisciplinary centers, PIT-UN members are developing the capacity, expertise and human capital needed to make public interest the norm in technology. A fiscally sponsored program of New Venture Fund, PIT-UN’s work is supported by the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Mastercard Impact Fund, with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Schmidt Futures and The Siegel Family Endowment.

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San José State University

The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, SJSU provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees offered through its nine colleges. With more than 36,000 students and over 3,700 employees, SJSU continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing around 10,000 graduates to the workforce. The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 300,000 alumni, more than half of whom live and work in the Bay Area.

News & Past Events

Announcing the 2024 PIT Summit

PIT-UN is proud to announce the next evolution of its Annual Convening, the marquee event for public interest technologists from across academia, government, civil society, and industry.

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Past PIT-UN Events

Relive the sessions from past PIT-UN Convenings. Topics from past convenings include data privacy, equitable design, cybersecurity, ethics in AI, public infrastructure, green technologies and more.