First Annual California Artificial Intelligence Summit

Middle and High school students from both in and out of California are all invited and welcome to participate in this event filled with professional speakers and interactive workshops.

AI Summit

The California AI Summit is an opportunity open to middle and high school students that are interested in learning the fundamentals of the various aspects of Artificial Intelligence and its application to healthcare. Students will gain exposure to the rapidly expanding field of Artificial Intelligence through hands-on workshops and panels led by industry professionals with chances to win prizes!

September 25

Registration Deadline

September 24

AIdeathon Submission Deadline

September 23 at 5:00 PM PDT

Summit Information

Who Can Attend

Middle and High School Students

How will the event be held?

This event will be held virtually. Participants will receive a Zoom link to the panels and workshops after registration.


Christian Shelton

Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Riverside

Sara Gerke

Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law

Enrico Santus

Data Science Leader at Bayer

Summit Schedule

Schedule (PDT)

Opening Ceremony: 9:00 – 9:30
Keynote speaker #1: 9:30 – 10:30
Kahoot / Game Activity: 10:30 – 10:50
10 Minute Break: 10:50 – 11:00
Workshop #1: 11:00 – 11:45
Lunch Break: 11:45 – 12:45
Workshop #2: 12:45 – 1:30
5 Minute Break: 1:30 – 1:35
Awards Ceremony: 1:35 – 2:05
Closing Remarks: 2:05 – 2:30

Prizes, Rules and Questions

AIdeathon Prize Categories

Internship Opportunities

Top prize winners within our Best Overall section will advance to the final round of matching with paid gigs and internships at top startups from MIT, CMU, Stanford, and YC ecosystems. This opportunity is supported by Slingshot, a partner of GCL.

Best Overall

1st Place: $500 + $20 Ebook Voucher

2nd place: $300

Best All Girls: $300

Best use of Neural Networks track

1st place: $200 + $20 Ebook Voucher

Best creative track

1st place: $200 + $20 Ebook Voucher

Best Design/UI

1st place: $200 + $20 Ebook Voucher

Attendee Prize Package (for all participants)

– Extended trial to Balsamiq Cloud

– 1 free year of 1Password Families

– 1 free month of hacker plan

– 20% discount code for Ebooks


Rules and Registration:

  • In order to receive your prize, AIdeathon winners must be present at the event on September 25th
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School students are eligible to compete in the AIdeathon and attend the event
  • This event is open to anyone (all genders/etc.) interested in AI and healthcare
  • AIdeathon teams can range from 1-4 people
  • The ideathon is based in California but is open to all students in the U.S. 
  • You do not have to submit an AIdeathon project to attend the workshops/participate in the interactive games during the event on September 25
  • Due to challenges with sending prizes to students internationally as a nonprofit organization, only students located in the US will be eligible to receive a cash prize for the AIDeathon. However, international students are still welcome to compete and direct their prize money, if they win an award, as a donation to a nonprofit organization of their choice. Please note that international students still qualify for our in-kind prizes such as internship opportunities, Ebook vouchers, and the attendee prize package.


AIdeathon Submissions

We are looking for projects that include creative systems/solutions and provide descriptive details about their innovation and how it is helpful to society. Participants are required to submit a video or abstract through the Google form on the Girls Computing League website.

The deadline for all pitches is September 23 at 5:00 PM PDT Participants can submit their AIdeathon project at the top of this page.

Below are the criteria that will be used for judging AIdeathon pitches related to AI and healthcare. Please note that AIdeathon pitches are due September 23, which is before the actual AI Summit.

In the AIdeathon Pitch, participants will need to address the following areas (Minimum of 3 minutes, maximum of 5 minutes or abstract):
1. Purpose and need for the product
2. Target audience for the product (students/elderly/veterans/etc.)
3. What the product does and its features. Explain how the product includes the intersection between AI and healthcare
4. Competitive analysis (how is the product different than other products)
5. Product demo, screenshots, or pictures, if applicable
6. Future vision and plans for the product



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