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Call for Participation – IEEE GHTC 2019

Registration for GHTC 2019 is now Open.

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:

  • 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.

Upcoming Local Events

Sat 17

State of AI and ML-Summer 2019

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 17 @ 6:00 pm
Sat 17

State of AI and ML-Summer 2019

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - August 18 @ 1:00 am

Upcoming Region Volunteer Meetings

Wed 28

CECOM/IEEE YP Speaker event

August 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 28

CECOM/IEEE YP Speaker event

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 05

IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area Fall 2019 Meeting

October 5 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 05

IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area Fall 2019 Meeting

October 5 @ 2:30 pm - October 6 @ 12:00 am
Oct 12

Region 6 NEA 2019 Fall Meeting

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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