The 4th annual Public Interest University Network (PIT-UN) Convening took place on Oct. 28-29 in New York and online. The event, which was organized and hosted by City University of New York (CUNY), brought together network designees, students, advocates, public interest technologists, university leadership, and more supporters of the growing PIT field.
Relive the event if you already attended, or learn about the hot-button issues,
such as social justice and climate change, and the future of PIT-UN.
Day 1: Oct. 28 at the CUNY Graduate Center
- Andreen Soley, Director of Public Interest Technology, New America
- Dr. Tamera Schneider, Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost of Research, CUNY
- Dr. Katie Cumiskey, Dr. Effie MacLachlan, and Dr. Lara Saguisag, Convening Organizers, CUNY
What Is PIT-UN? Past, Present, Future.
Speakers Afua Bruce, Strategic PIT Advisor for New America; Katharine Lusk, Boston University; and Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech reflect on the changes, and the landscape of how PIT-UN moves forward.
Keynote Speaker: Julian Brave NoiseCat
Based on a chapter from his forthcoming book We Survived the Night, writer Julian Brave NoiseCat tells the story of Indigenous technologies, traditions, and movements shaping the future of an ecosystem.
Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge Grantee Reveal
Andreen Soley, director of PIT, New America will be joined by PIT-UN designees to announce the 2022 grantees.
Day 2: Oct. 29 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island
Closing Celebration Opening Act: International Artist iNTeLL
Closing Celebration: Moondance led by Ingrid LaFleur with Renegade Performance Group