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Triton Leaders Conference: Allyship

An invigorating movement is underway, as we continue to explore and reimagine an inclusive community where everyone can thrive. Building on the theme of advancing equity, we’ll dig deeper, making new discoveries through the lens of allyship in a collective effort to realize a more equitable future. Real change begins with each of us and our ability to show up for one another..

Join us virtually February 4-5, 2022 for two days of impact, inspiration and celebration, as we delve into this important work. Hear from dynamic speakers and attend meaningful workshop sessions. Learn how to advance your leadership goals and acquire new skills, network, expand your influence and pay it forward. Help us acknowledge the best of our Triton community — alumni and campus leaders who are making a difference. Because as a unified Triton community, we can achieve so much more.

This year, the conference is in proud partnership with #USvsHate, a national project of UC San Diego CREATE (Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment & Teaching Excellence) and Professor Mica Pollock’s #Schooltalking. #USvsHate is an educator- and youth-led messaging project designed to counter bigotry in schools, create welcoming classrooms, and embrace inclusion and justice for all in our diverse schools and society. The #USvsHate image featured above is a Spring 2021 winner created by the Kilby Laboratory School (Florence, AL) 4th grade class of 2020-2021. Learn more


Triton Leaders Conference: Celebrating Our 5th Year!

Each year, the Triton Leaders Conference brings together volunteers from across UC San Diego and around the world. Alumni, students, staff, faculty and community leaders alike have the opportunity to gather as Tritons, connect with fellow attendees, explore campus priorities, learn, share and grow.


Friday, February 4, 2022
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m PST


Saturday, February 5, 2022
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m PST


Postponed due to COVID safety

Honoree Announcement takes place on Day 1 at 12:20 p.m.

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For the first time, the Triton Leaders Conference will include recommended reading!

“Fieldnotes on Allyship: Achieving Equality Together,” is our featured conference book. We encourage registrants to pick up a copy of the book prior to joining us for our February 4 keynote event with Tim Wise (author of the book’s introduction). That same day, guests are invited to participate in an engaging virtual book chat included with the conference.

Allyship Bookcover


Tim Wise Headshot

Tim Wise

Opening Keynote: In partnership with the UC San Diego Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Tim Wise is an anti-racist writer, educator and commentator. He appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC to speak on racial issues. He has authored nine books, including his latest, “Dispatches from the Race War,” and his acclaimed memoir, “White Like Me.” He has been featured in several documentaries, including “Vocabulary of Change” (2011), where he appeared alongside legendary scholar, activist and UC San Diego alumna, Angela Davis, MA ’69. Wise is host of the podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise and is a graduate of Tulane University. View Bio



Helen Griffith headshot

Helen V.
Griffith ’81, EdD

Mica Pollock Headshot


Peace Uche Headshot

Uche ’09, PharmD ’13

Dametrius Bedgood Headshot

Bedgood ’14

Meet the Speakers


Check out our two-day agenda and plan your weekend. From dynamic speakers to meaningful and informative workshop sessions, you won’t want to miss a minute!

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Breakout Sessions

Hear from alumni and thought leaders from multiple disciplines, industries and majors, as they share their experiences of allyship in practice and diverse perspectives on how to embrace a more equitable worldview.

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True Triton Celebration

Postponed due to COVID safety

Join us at Friday’s Opening Session to hear the 2022 Honoree announcement.

Each year, UC San Diego Alumni honors the best of the best – dedicated alumni volunteers who, through their extraordinary commitment, inspire and create lasting impact. Join us back on campus as we celebrate together and recognize the next generation of inspiring leaders with the 2022 True Triton Award.

Meet Past Honorees

True Triton Clear Glass Award