Home » News and posts » Call for Participation – IEEE GHTC 2019
Announcements Conferences Event Humanitarian Activities R6 Actvities

Call for Participation – IEEE GHTC 2019

Registration for GHTC 2019 is now Open.

Early Registration Deadline 19-Sept.


The 9th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2019) 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 2019 will have an exciting and varied program of workshops, panels, keynotes and technical presentations.

GHTC 2019 takes place from Noon Thursday October 17 through mid-day Sunday October 20. See the preliminary program here.

Thursday afternoon features a set of 1/2 day workshops included with your GHTC full registration:

  • IoT and AI architecture for humanitarian services
  • Applied Machine Learning for Social Good
  • Interactive sand-pit workshop: Modern Energy Cooking Services
  • Fundamentals of Off-Grid Electrical Systems

A Student Poster Contest and Student Job Fair are being planned for Thursday afternoon. Watch for the announcement and (separate) registration information.

Plenary Panels addressing:

  • Disaster Recovery, Disadvantaged Communities and Displaced People (Friday)
    John Berglund, Territorial Emergency/Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army USA
    Stanley Atcitty, Navajo Nation
    Jim Conrad, IEEE MOVE, UNC-Charlotte USA
  • Health (Saturday)
    Panelists include:
    Tim Wood, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Skye Gilbert, Deputy Director, Digital Health, PATH

Energy Panel Session by IEEE Smart Village, panelists TBA.

Keynotes and remarks will include: Neil Sahota, UC Irvine (AI for good); IEEE-USA President Tom Coughlin, and others TBA.

The preliminary Technical Program features 32 sessions covering:

  • Quality Education (SDG4)
  • Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
  • Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
  • Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development
  • Other UN SDGs
  • Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6)

Special Session on IEEE Sustainable Development Activities.

Sponsor(Patron) and Exhibit opportunities available.

GHTC 2019 is sponsored by IEEE Region 6, IEEE Seattle Section and IEEE SSIT (Society on Social Implications of Technology) with technical sponsorship by IEEE-USA, IEEE CES, EMBS, MTT-S, PES and IEEE Smart Village.

Follow Us

Find Announcements

Past Announcements

Local Events

Region Meetings