IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Santa Clara University, USA / September 8-11, 2022

GHTC 2021 Registration

Reduced attendees rates: $175 IEEE Member & $125 IEEE Student/LM

The 11th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2021) is an international flagship conference sharing practical technology enabled solutions addressing the needs of underserved populations and resource constrained environments around the world and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

GHTC 2021 will have an exciting and varied program of workshops, panels, keynotes and technical presentations.

GHTC 2021 takes place ONLINE (PT) from Tuesday October 19 through Friday October 22. See the program schedule here. The detailed presentations schedule can be viewed here. Download the Program Guide here.

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Student Poster Contest

Our 4th Student Poster Contest will be held online Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 PM PT. Cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 8-October.



Tuesday morning choose from 1/2 day workshops included with your GHTC full registration:


Special Sessions and Panels


Keynotes and remarks

Currently confirmed speakers include:

  • Elizabeth M. Belding, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (ICTD) (Wednesday AM)
  • Octav Chipara, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Iowa (mHealth) (Friday AM)
  • Deborah Estrin,Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech (public interest technology) (Thursday AM)
  • Farid Farahmand, Chair, Engineering Science Department (Electrical Engineering) at Sonoma State University (Friday AM)
  • Anna Förster, Sustainable Communication Networks group, University of Bremen (Thursday AM)
  • Aline McNaull, energy, space, defense and research policy at IEEE-USA (Friday PM)
  • Grayson Randall, Operatins Lead, IEEE MOVE (Mobile Outreach VEhicle) (Wednesday PM)
  • Vijay Janapa Reddi, Associate Professor at Harvard University, VP and a founding member of MLCommons (machine learning) (Wednesday AM)

Technical Program

The Technical Program (see program with paper sessions) features 68 papers in 18 sessions:

Topic Papers Sessions
Energy 15 4
Education 11 3
Disaster Mitigation 10 3
Agriculture 12 3
Communication 4 1
Water and Sanitation 3 1
Healthcare 13 3

GHTC 2021 is sponsored by IEEE Region 6, IEEE Seattle Section and IEEE SSIT (Society on Social Implications of Technology) with technical sponsorship by IEEE-SA, IEEE-USA, IEEE CTS, EMBS, MTT-S, PELS, PES and IEEE Smart Village.