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Key Dates

Thu 29

GHTC 2020

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - November 1 @ 12:00 pm




Technology for the Benefit of Humanity

GHTC 2020, Virtual – October 29-November 1, Seattle, WA

CFP Deadline Extended to 15-June (Final). View GHTC 2020 CFP (PDF).

View GHTC 2019 highlights here.


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 2020.

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 Sustainable Development, Humanitarian Technology, ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) and Disaster Recovery spaces.
  • Focus attention on organizations which are enabling or leveraging technologies and engineering expertise in support of Sustainable Development and the UN SDGs.
  • Provide a forum where practitioners can share solutions or identify solutions or potential partners when addressing specific Societal Challenges.
  • Impact in positive and meaningful ways the lives of disadvantaged billions of people around the world.
  • Attract young people to these professional fields by exploring science, engineering, technology and math (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

 View Video Highlights of past GHTC


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