IDEATION 2024: A WBE Conference on AI

June 10, 2024
Ideation 2024 - Conference at UC Berkeley, June 25, 2025

The University of California (UC), in partnership with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Pacific (WBEC Pacific) and others, is pleased to announce: IDEATION 2024. This all-day conference will equip Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and corporate leaders with strategies for leveraging the latest technological advancements. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST on June 25, 2024, at the University of California, Berkeley, Pauley Ballroom, ASUC Student Union: Martin Luther King Jr. Building, 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA, 94720.

Themed “Connecting Emerging Technology, Knowledge, and Tools to Grow Your Business,” the all-day catered conference aims to provide essential insights for attendees looking to harness Artificial Intelligence effectively and drive organizational success while mitigating potential risks. It will blend experiential learning with insightful discussions, boasting a strong lineup of industry experts along with matchmaking sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities. Additionally, the conference will recognize corporations at the forefront of technology integration and supplier diversity.

Now in its fifth year, IDEATION hosts some of the biggest names in tech, leading WBEs and Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. This year's headliners include Nancy Douyon, who will share her expertise on how AI techniques can ethically drive business growth. Nancy is the founder of Douyon Signature, the first Black woman-led venture studio in Silicon Valley, as well as a global leader in human factor engineering and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Women to Watch in Tech. As a highly sought-after speaker and consultant, she educates technology leaders worldwide on user experience methodologies, culture-themed designs, and the implementation of user-centric goals in products. Her impressive client list includes The White House, Google, Intel, and Uber, among others. 

"IDEATION is a transformative event that provides women business enterprises (WBEs) of all sizes with insights on how to leverage AI and technology to benefit their businesses," says Dr. Janice R. Greene, President and CEO of WBEC Pacific. "By attending this event, WBEs will gain invaluable knowledge and strategies to integrate technology into their business processes, fostering economic growth, seizing new opportunities, and developing a competitive edge in the global marketplace." 

For more information or to register or sponsor IDEATION 2024 visit, Organizations sponsoring this event: University of California, Google, T-Mobile, TransPak, California Water Association, San Jose Water, SKANSKA, Shellee Fisher Photography & Design, MPATH, Bishop Wisecarver, R Mo Global Diversity Solutions, Siemens.

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