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GHTC 2019

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Thu 17

GHTC 2019 Student Poster Competition

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT




Technology for the Benefit of Humanity

GHTC 2019, October 17-20, Seattle, WA

View GHTC 2019 CFP (PDF).

View GHTC 2018 highlights.


IEEE GHTC focuses on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This cross-disciplinary annual conference provides the perfect venue for those interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Seattle (USA) in October 2019.

GHTC is an international flagship conference, focused on bringing together people working on the application of technology to addressing critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable  populations in the world.  It is a forum where IEEE works with developers and NGOs to identify the most pressing needs. We encourage participants from academia, for-profit and non-profit businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations to attend and present research, ideas, and other considerations for the creation of effective humanitarian technology. We also invite participants to share case studies and lessons learned from deployment and application of humanitarian technologies.

Conference Mission:

  • Foster exchange of information, networking, and cooperation in the humanitarian and emergency management fields.
  • Focus attention on organizations which are enabling technologies in support of humanitarian principles and operations.
  • Provide a forum where practitioners with technology challenges find ideas or solutions to those challenges.
  • Impact in positive and meaningful ways lives of disadvantaged billions of people around the world.
  • Attract young people to these professional fields by exploring science, engineering and technology (STEM) solutions addressing problems of the world’s vulnerable communities.

Why Attend?

  • Participate in an extensive, vibrant, and innovative technical program
  • Learn from world-class knowledgeable practitioners working in the field
  • Exchange information, share experiences and network with attendees actively involved in the fields
  • Gain visibility and recognition for your humanitarian work, projects and ideas
  • Find new resources and potential partners or investors

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