2019 Research and Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON)

The CCS is pleased to invite you to the third annual CCS Research & Creative Activities Conference (RACA-CON). Taking place on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, the conference will correspond with the annual UCSB Parents and Family Weekend. RACA-CON brings together the CCS community of faculty, students, alumni, parents, and friends to learn about the remarkable work being conducted by students across all eight CCS majors (Art, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computing, Mathematics, Music Composition, Physics, and Writing & Literature). 

All faculty, students, alumni, current and past parents, friends of the College, and the greater UCSB community are welcome.

Please check back here for more details as they become available including how to apply to present, an event schedule and how to RSVP to attend.

The keynote speaker for 2019 is TBA.


Meet Last Year's (2018) Keynote Speaker

David Watson (CCS Computer Science '99)

David Watson
David Watson

David Watson was an early employee at Google, and is currently building self-driving trucks at Embark. He is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Zoo Labs, a non-profit accelerator that teaches business to musicians. David holds a B.S. in Creative Studies from UC Santa Barbara. He and his wife Vinitha (College of Letters and Science ‘99) established the Transdisciplinary Fund at CCS to support understanding and pursuit of underexplored issues between and outside the boundaries of traditional disciplines.