News, announcements and updates will be posted here.
GHTC 2013 has been archived – see http://www.ieeeghtc.org/archives/ghtc-2013/
Thanks to everyone for making GHTC 2013 a great success!
Catherine Nelson is the conference chair for next year and she is already setting the pace to ensure that next year is even greater! Planning has already begun for GHTC 2014 to be held in Silicon Valley next October.
Be sure to read the conference blogs (http://ieeeghtc.wordpress.com). You are welcome to make comments, and express your opinions.
All photos taken at the conference are posted on the GHTC Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ieeeghtc. Check back as more photos are coming soon.
Speakers’ presentations will be available soon at the conference website (www.ieeeghtc.org).
Chair, GHTC 2013
Vice Chair, GHTC 2013
(San Jose CA)
As Chair of GHTC 2013 I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our sponsors, patrons, authors, speakers, panelists and other participants. It is because of your dedicated work and efforts that this conference exists. I also want to extend an earnest thank you to the conference committee and organizers who have dedicated time and sweat equity into planning for the conference. Thank you!
The San Jose Airport Garden Hotel has truly rolled out the red carpet welcome for us and I hope that you will take advantage of the great facilities and beautiful gardens for ad hoc meetings and discussions. A quick call for the hotel courtesy van provides transport from the airport upon your arrival.
The program committee has done a great job of putting together the agenda and we are anxious to meet everyone and hear the great reports and presentations that have been prepared!
May your travels bring you safely to GHTC 2013 for a wonderful visit!
Keith Moore – Chair, IEEE GHTC 2013
The GHTC 2013 Preliminary Program has been updated with the final sessions and speakers. Visit the Program page to view the pre-conference Tutorials, Technical Program Sessions and Posters, Social Program, Panels, Workshops and Plenary/Special/X-Track Sessions, and to read the Keynote and Featured Speaker bios.
The GHTC 2013 Program-at-a-glance has been updated. Download the updated PDF here.
The GHTC 48-page Conference Program Book PDF can be downloaded here.
Transportation info and directions to the hotel have been updated.
See you at GHTC 2013!
The hotel deadline for reservations has been extended to October 3.
Please ensure you make your reservations. Go to the Hotel & Travel page.
Data Science for Good:
Engineering and Machine Learning Affecting Change
Sunday evening reception hosted by IEEE GOLD/WIE. You can register even if not attending conference. Great for Bay Area residents or anybody who happens to be in the area on Sunday, October 20th.
From 7:00 till 9:30 PM. Includes a Keynote presentation by Thomson Nguyen, formerly of Causes.Com, and more. All for a very very reasonable price.
To register, follow the link in the first line below the title.
This year at the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, we will welcome 50 hackers, makers, entrepreneurs and engineers to combine forces and hack for good. Teams will cooperate to build new innovations for health and human services, renewable and sustainable energy, connectivity in remote locations, and technology for environmental sustainability.
There are a limited number of spots available and you can register for the Hacktivation at https://ghtchacktivation.eventbrite.com
If you have a project that you would like to submit to be included in the GHTC Hacktivation please submit it here http://reallocate.org/projects/submit-a-project/
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Early Registration Discount ends September
15 22, 2013
The third IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2013, produced by IEEE Region 6 and the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Council, is the IEEE’s flagship humanitarian conference. GHTC is designed to gather scientists, engineers, technology professionals, academics, foundations, government and non-government organizations, and individuals engaged in humanitarian works to discuss and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs.
GHTC fosters the growth of a worldwide community that places priority on developing technology for sustainable human prosperity.
Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Tutorials, and Technical Papers will be presented by renowned individuals in the field. They will highlight new technologies, business models, and social entrepreneurship initiatives that help improve the livelihoods of the under-privileged.
This cross-discipline conference provides the perfect venue for persons involved in and/or interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Silicon Valley. The audience for this conference includes technologists, engineers, scientists, investors, field project managers, representatives from NGOs, governments, academia, and industry. It will provide an opportunity to share your work, meet others involved in humanitarian technology, and formulate projects with new partners. Our sessions will address a wide range of topics and we hope you plan to join us.
Register today, early pricing ends September 22: www.ieeeghtc.org/registration
Exhibit and patron/sponsor opportunities are still available.
If you or your organization is interested in exhibiting or underwriting GHTC, see www.ieeeghtc.org/sponsors-patrons-exhibitors/ or download the brochure: www.ieeeghtc.org/ghtc/files/2013/09/GHTC-2013-Patronage-Packages.pdf
Keynote & Panel Speakers: www.ieeeghtc.org/event/keynote-speakers-2013
- Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google Crisis Response
- Aydogan Ozcan, Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering UCLA
- Desiree Matel-Anderson, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Dominick Tolli, American Red Cross
- Gerardo Capiel, Benetech
- Jim Plummer, Dean of Engineering, Stanford University
- Daniel Wiens, iFixIt.org , “Repair is Noble”
- Kyle Wiens, iFixIt.org , “Repair is Noble”
- Pamela McCauley Bush, University of Central Florida
- Peter Staecker, IEEE President and CEO
- Roberto de Marca, IEEE President-Elect
- Roger Johnson, Eidon Foundation
- Ryan Bank, Social Intelligence Inc
- Tala de los Santos, Diagnostic Group Leader, PATH
- Thomas Nguyen, Causes.Com
- Tyler Valiquette, Catapult Design
- Willow Brugh, Geeks Without Bounds
Preliminary Conference Program: http://www.ieeeghtc.org/event, or see 1-page Program at-a-glance at: http://www.ieeeghtc.org/files/2013/09/Program-Table.pdf
- Health, Medical Technology, and Telemedicine
- Water Planning, Availability and Quality
- Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response
- Educational Technologies
- Agricultural Technologies
- Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Connectivity and Communications Technologies for Remote Locations
- Applying Science, Engineering and Technology for Sustainability
- Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
- Off-Grid Power – Analysis and Practice
- Building Affordable Community Networks
To view/download 1-page of GHTC Preliminary Conference Program-at-a-glance PDF, please click here.
New dates for authors:
|Full paper submission deadline extended||June 20, 2013|
|Notification of acceptance/rejection||August 16, 2013|
|Deadline for submission of revised paper||September 15, 2013|
|Deadline for advance registration||September 15, 2013|
Please see our page for all GHTC satellites.
Some of the photos of GHTC SAS are available at https://www.facebook.com/IEEEGHTCSAS.