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

Venue & Travel 2022

IEEE GHTC 2022 will be held at Santa Clara University (SCU) in Santa Clara, CA, in the John and Susan Sobrato Discovery and Innovation Building (#402). See SCU Campus Map and building info page.
SCU is located at: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA


We are planning for IEEE GHTC 2022 to be an in-person event. The GHTC 2022 Organizing Committee understands that everyone is concerned with the situation regarding COVID-19. Our primary concern is for the health and welfare of all of the attendees, staff and workers involved in GHTC 2022. We will require all attendees to wear masks. In addition, we will be following the guidelines/mandates set forth by the IEEE and the County of Santa Clara:

Travel and Accommodation

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley just 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport and about 35 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The campus is easily reachable from U.S. Highway 101, Interstate 880, and Interstate 280.
For travel to the US, please refer to the CDC guidelines. Note: The conference is not liable for any sort of loss, damage or sickness caused by communicable disease.



There are many hotels around SCU campus. Some of the hotels are within the walking distance from the campus.

We will be posting special discount rates here as we hear back from the nearby hotels.



Embassy Suites by Hilton, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

Note: Reservation Deadline: August 26th, 2022
address 2885 Lakeside Drive,Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA,
phone: +1 408-496-6400; website
Reservation link with special rates for GHTC 2022 ($159/$169)

Included in this rate is complimentary breakfast, parking, WiFi and evening reception!

Rate available: September 8 – 11, 2022

Element by Westin, San Jose Airport

Note: Reservation Deadline: August 21st, 2022
1130 Wondo Way, San Jose, CA 95110,
phone: +1 Tel 408-277-0500; website
Reservation link with $159 group rate for GHTC 2022

Free breakfast, free high-speed internet; parking 15 USD daily

Rate available: September 8 – 11, 2022







Open Space Networking Area 

Indoor Networking Area



Online Networking: Join Conference’s LinkedIn Page!

Click “Attend” and then select the “Networking” tab to use the Message feature for networking with speakers and attendees.



  • SCU has permit parking. Park in the Central Parking Structure located at

  • The kiosk opens at 8 AM, permits can be picked up at Campus Safety located on the side of the Central Parking Structure

  • Phone: 408.554.5551

Meeting Rooms

All the sessions will be held in SCDI (John and Susan Sobrato Discovery and Innovation Building) building. Here is the link to the entrance.
Banquet ceremony will be held in Locatelli building. Here is the link to the entrance.

First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor