Beyond Academia Conference 2022


Our flagship conference is a two-day event with around 100 Ph.D. speakers who successfully transitioned to non-academic careers in a variety of fields in both STEM and Humanities and Social Sciences. As part of this year's conference we are hosting 2 keynote lectures, 18 panels and 9 professional development workshops aimed at educating and preparing you to transition to careers outside of academia.
We hope to see you there!


Thursday and Friday, February 24 and 25, 2022, 10AM - 5PM PST


Fully Virtual! Powered by Hopin.


We are excited to be able to open up our conference to grad students and postdocs from any institution again this year! All UC Berkeley grad students and postdocs are guaranteed a ticket, but tickets for non-UC Berkeley attendees will be capped to keep the conference a manageable size for our all-volunteer team to run. We thank you for your understanding!

Program of Events:

You can view this year's program, including keynote speakers, career exploration panels, and workshop topics HERE.


Registration is free. REGISTER HERE!

Sponsors and Partners:

Many thanks to our UC Berkeley sponsors and partners!

Platinum Tier Sponsors

UC Berkeley Division of Student Affairs Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees

Gold Tier Sponsors

Molecular and Cell Biology

Blue Tier Sponsors

Physics French Bioengineering
The Graduate Division QB3
The Graduate Assembly The Erdos Institute
The Erdos Institute


The Cal Career Center