Big Ideas Symposium

Monday, October 31, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(doors open at 7:45 a.m.)


Symposium Overview

The Big Ideas Symposium is a free one-day event where top minds in water, sustainability, human rights, food, regenerative medicine and more will gather to share their ideas with the university community. The objective of the event is to showcase ideas in a fun, fast-paced conference format where participants engage with UC Davis innovators and provide feedback that will influence the fundraising initiatives for the university’s second comprehensive campaign.

Who should attend?

UC Davis alumni, leadersfaculty, students, staff and friends of the university.

Event Location

UC Davis Conference Center 
550 Alumni Lane 
Davis, CA 95616

What is included with your registration?

Access to all 45 sessions with free continental breakfast and lunch.


For  information about lodging accommodations, visit the  Yolo County Visitors Bureau.


  • From Old Davis Road turn  onto  Hilgard Lane.
  • Turn left into the Gateway Parking Structure or continue to the surface lot.
  • Daily visitor permits are available for $9.00 and may be purchased from permit dispensing machines located at the entrances. Display your parking permit on your dash and choose from any of the several parking spaces marked for visitors.


Contact Tiffany Fairbanks at or 530-754-4425.