UTO Events

UTO Event Series

Bringing people together around technology

UTO loves convening people for live experiences. From our annual internal professional development event (Engage!) to our ASU-wide IT event (Empower!) and a diversity of other convenings, talks, and unconferences in between, we invite you join us.

Check out the Events Calendar to see what is happening now! 
Empower ASU IT Professional Community Day

An annual early Summer event geared towards uplifting the IT professional community, the Empower retreats start conversations and introduce fresh ideas about how the New American University’s IT specialists can fulfill ASU’s vision.

ENGAGE | Internal IT Professional Day

Engage is an exciting opportunity for the UTO family to gather: a community event slated annually in September, Engage UTO retreats offer a platform for our colleagues to share their voice, their passions, and plan collaboratively for future strategic efforts.

Smart Region Summit

The Smart Region Summit, occurring every winter, is convened by ASU and a variety of diverse partners. This event focuses on the application of new technologies, systems, and innovation strategies, which serve to advance the idea of the “smart city and region.”

ASU Data Conference

Join a diverse and inspired community of data practitioners at the annual ASU Data Conference in November! Bringing together professionals of all skill levels and specializations, this event introduces exciting data innovations, fosters skill development, and recognizes valuable achievements in the field.

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The Digital Trust Summit convenes global Digital Trust (D.T.) leaders and changemakers each October, inviting them to learn about and collaborate around the latest D.T. projects and programs. Through the summit, learners and educators have the opportunity to connect and advance a collective agenda towards cultivating D.T. in our education and education-to-workforce systems.


ShapingEDU is a community of dreamers, doers and drivers shaping the future of learning in the digital age. We are value-led changemakers who envision positive learning futures and undertake concrete action to bring about those futures, together. Encompassing this vision are multiple events launched throughout the year, designed to create ripples of positive change:

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Gathering every Spring, attendees of the Trusted Learner Network (TLN) unconference discover an array of fresh perspectives from industry experts  — from higher education to information security — prompting collaborative reimagining of what it means to advance the "mission of lifelong learning."

Innov8 A Speaker Series

"Innov8: A Speaker Series" brings industry leaders to ASU to highlight innovative topics across many domains. This quarterly series assembles a community of passionate individuals who gather to delve into the cutting-edge ideas presented by the series' speakers.

UTO Holiday Party

Held in the season for giving and appreciation, the Annual UTO Holiday party occurs each December, offering a dedicated space to celebrate and reflect on our accomplishments. Featuring silent auctions and other activities for giving back to the community, the Holiday Party encourages connection, camaraderie, and philanthropy outside the office walls.