IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity | Virtual – October 19-23, 2021

Early Registration ending September 22nd

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Early Registration Discount ends September 15 22, 2013


The third IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2013, produced by IEEE Region 6 and the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Council, is the IEEE’s flagship humanitarian conference. GHTC is designed to gather scientists, engineers, technology professionals, academics, foundations, government and non-government organizations, and individuals engaged in humanitarian works to discuss and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs.

GHTC fosters the growth of a worldwide community that places priority on developing technology for sustainable human prosperity.

Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Tutorials, and Technical Papers will be presented by renowned individuals in the field. They will highlight new technologies, business models, and social entrepreneurship initiatives that help improve the livelihoods of the under-privileged.

This cross-discipline conference provides the perfect venue for persons involved in and/or interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Silicon Valley. The audience for this conference includes technologists, engineers, scientists, investors, field project managers, representatives from NGOs, governments, academia, and industry. It will provide an opportunity to share your work, meet others involved in humanitarian technology, and formulate projects with new partners. Our sessions will address a wide range of topics and we hope you plan to join us.

Register today, early pricing ends September 22:

Exhibit and patron/sponsor opportunities are still available.

If you or your organization is interested in exhibiting or underwriting GHTC, see or download the brochure:

Keynote & Panel Speakers:

  • Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google Crisis Response
  • Aydogan Ozcan, Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering UCLA
  • Desiree Matel-Anderson, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Dominick Tolli, American Red Cross
  • Gerardo Capiel, Benetech
  • Jim Plummer, Dean of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Daniel Wiens, ,  “Repair is Noble”
  • Kyle Wiens, ,  “Repair is Noble”
  • Pamela McCauley Bush, University of Central Florida
  • Peter Staecker, IEEE President and CEO
  • Roberto de Marca, IEEE President-Elect
  • Roger Johnson, Eidon Foundation
  • Ryan Bank, Social Intelligence Inc
  • Tala de los Santos, Diagnostic Group Leader, PATH
  • Thomas Nguyen, Causes.Com
  • Tyler Valiquette, Catapult Design
  • Willow Brugh, Geeks Without Bounds

Preliminary Conference Program:, or see 1-page Program at-a-glance at:

Technical Sessions:

  • Health, Medical Technology, and Telemedicine
  • Water Planning, Availability and Quality
  • Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response
  • Educational Technologies
  • Agricultural Technologies
  • Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Sanitation
  • Connectivity and Communications Technologies for Remote Locations
  • Applying Science, Engineering and Technology   for Sustainability
  • Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities


  1. Off-Grid Power – Analysis and Practice
  2. Building Affordable Community Networks


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