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

Program 2016

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GHTC 2016 Program

Program Schedule available here.

See the Program Session Schedule and tracks here. (or in PDF)

Celebrating our 6th anniversary, this year’s conference is dedicated to “Advancing Technology for Humanity”, focusing on key areas including energy, health, disaster management, connectivity, agriculture, and education.

Join us in Seattle, WA, USA October 13-16, 2016 as we discuss how technology can:

  • Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in developing countries
  • Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve crop yields
  • Improve the timeliness and effectiveness of disaster response
  • Assist with training and build capacity needed to improve the standard of living

rednew Deployment Track and Panel Discussion on humanitarian technology deployment provides insights into the challenges of providing solutions in non-traditional environments. Innovative solutions enabled by wireless technologies will be explored in the Communications Panel Discussion.

While GHTC provides attendees with opportunities to interact with peers during pre-conference workshops, paper and workshop sessions, some of the most valuable insights, takeaways and Eureka moments will be shared during planned and unplanned encounters in the comprehensive Hallway Track (which is not limited to scheduled breaks, lunches, welcome reception and dinners).

Conference highlights include:

Poster session with over 40 posters.

Keynote and Plenary Sessions:

  • Influence of life quality in developing countries by disruptive & transformational technologies, Bartosz Wojszczyk, President and CEO, Decision Point Global
  • Walt Hubbard, Director of King County, Washington, USA’s Office of Emergency Management
  • Beyond the “Shine”, the future Hero of Humanitarian Response, Alexis Bonnell, Division Chief-Applied Innovation and Acceleration, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
  • Maurizio Vecchione, Senior VP, Global Good
  • Dave Cook, Engineers Without Borders-USA 2016 President

Panel discussions on:

  • Commercialization of Humanitarian Technology

Humanitarian technology must be available at a reasonable price where it is needed to make a difference. The panelists provide insights gain from their experiences deploying humanitarian technology.

  • Humanitarian Applications of Mobile Wireless Devices

Several winners of the Vodafone’s Wireless Innovation Project will discuss their projects, what inspired them and obstacles they overcame to succeed.


Note: The GHTC 2015 Program has been Archived here.