IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Villanova University, USA / October 23-26, 2024

GHTC 2017

GHTC 2017 was held on October 19-22 in San Jose, CA.

Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.

GHTC invites presenters to showcase innovation and progress in technology and methodology addressing the socio-cultural and socio-economic needs of vulnerable and resource-constrained end-user communities in developing and developed countries, as well as confronting the challenges of both natural and man-made disasters.

Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Quality Education
  • Affordable & Clean Energy
  • Clean Water & Sanitation
  • Connectivity & Communication
  • Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Solutions Challenge – Call for Solutions

GHTC 2017 Program Overview

GHTC 2017 Program Book (PDF, 6MB)

GHTC 2017 Tutorials

GHTC 2017 Keynote and Plenary Sessions

GHTC 2017 Photo Highlights

GHTC 2017 Exhibitor Sponsor Listing

GHTC 2017 Committees

Forum for Empowering Off-Grid Communities through the 17 SDGs 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
IEEE Smart Village and the United Nations are co-hosting a joint call to action and Sustainable Development Goals training. The event is formatted as an interactive workshop and strategic forum geared to motivate participants not only to become engaged in sustainable development, but also to identify and address the critical path issues towards field implementation of the SDGs.
IEEE Smart Village and United Nations Interactive Workshop