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GHTC 2013 Press Kit

GHTC 2013 – IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference

October 20-23, 2013

Silicon Valley, California USA

San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

 

GHTC is a voice amplifier and a forum for hot technological, social, and philosophical debates on the world’s urgent human necessities. The third cross-disciplinary annual conference will again bring together communities and individuals – engineering, science, technology, industry, academe, government agencies, NGOs, charities, funders – interested in applying technology to develop effective solutions for the challenges facing the world’s underserved.

 

Conference Goals:

  • Foster exchange of information, networking, and cooperation in the humanitarian field
  • Focus attention of businesses on emerging market opportunities and related technology enablers
  • Impact in positive and meaningful ways lives of disadvantaged billions of people around the world
  • Promote science, engineering and technology as key to development of solutions for disadvantaged communities and attract young people to these professional fields

 

GHTC 2013 will cover a wide range of topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Medical Technology, Telemedicine
  • Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response
  • Water Planning, Availability and Quality
  • Sanitation
  • Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Connectivity and Communications Technologies (data/voice) for Remote Locations
  • Educational Technologies
  • Agricultural Technologies
  • Applying Science, Engineering and Technology for Environmental Sustainability
  • Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities

 

Why attend?

  • Participate in an extensive, vibrant, and varied technical program: presentations, keynote and invited talks, discussion sessions, tutorials, exhibits, and the Forum Hall for meeting other attendees
  • Learn, exchange information, share experiences and network with other interested and dedicated individuals.
  • Gain visibility for humanitarian work and projects
  • Find new resources and ideas

 

GHTC 2013 has five contests:

 

GHTC 2013 Press Releases

 

Technical Program & Social Program

 

About Our Keynote Speakers

 

List of Accepted Papers

 

Venue and Floor Plan

 

Preliminary Technical Program

 

Global Humanitarian Engineering Award

 

All About GHTC 2013

 

All  About GHTC 2012

 

Top 5 Student Papers / Top 5 Student Posters

 

GHTC 2013 Hacktivation

 

People’s-Choice Photo Vote

 

Press Releases 2012

 

Gertjan van Stam, GHTC 2012, Keynote: Technology vs Social Challenges

“Technology may not be the solution to all social problems, yet technology is a tool to help people. We need not just invest in technologies but also in relationships … to achieve sustainability. If we get this right, we can get the right innovations as engineers.”

 

Quotes from Participants of GHTC 2012

 

Dr. Gordon Day, 2012 IEEE President:  “Besides using our head and hands, this is an opportunity to use our voices.”

 

Dr. Lewis Terman, 2008 IEEE President: 

“GHTC continues to advance – strong international attendance, an additional day and exciting tutorials, papers and panels make it the world’s leading conference on humanitarian technology.”

 

Jim Miller, SYNECTICS, Ltd, USA:

“I personally observed a global connection being made as a direct result of the introduction of NSRC and UNESCO to jointly develop connectivity in remote areas for global sensing and communications in biodiversity environments. This will have an enormous impact on global preservation of at risk biosites.”

 

Adil Usman, Reva Institution, Bangalore, India:

“I am first person in my university to go to an international conference. Not even my professors have gone. First thing when I get back, I will give a talk on all the things I have seen at [GHTC]. I will tell them I now know that there are no limits on what we can do.”

 

Alexander Moseson, Drexel University, USA:

“GHTC is already a premiere venue for humanitarian technology. It is rapidly maturing and is on a trajectory to even greater things. Few organizations other than IEEE could launch a major conference for an emerging field so successfully. The quality and quantity of connections I made at GHTC are unparalleled. GHTC attendees have the minds and the hearts, an all too rare combination, to make a big difference in the world. GHTC brings together diverse skills united by a heart to serve. The result is greater than the sum of its parts.” 

 

Downloadable Logos and Banners

 

Photography for Media Use

 

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Caption: GHTC 2012 keynote speaker Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO is delivering her speech “Science and Technology in Service to Society: A UNESCO Perspective”.

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Caption: GHTC 2012 keynote speaker Knut Aanstad, UN Advisor,  giving his remarks about “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative.

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Caption: Gertjan van Stam (LinkNet Zambia) – left – and his panel “Is Technology the Solution to the World’s Major Social Challenges?”.

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Caption: Krista Bauer, Director of Global Programs, GE Foundation and the panel “Improving Access to Quality Care: Rising to the Challenge in Resource-Poor Settings”. Left to right: Krista Bauer (Director, Global Programs, GE Foundation), Jim Imrie (Manager, Global Lifecycle Services, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies), Robert Malkin (Director, Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University), Robert Nathan (Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center), and Rabih Torbay (Vice President, International Operations, International Medical Corps).

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Caption: The winner of  Student Poster Contest Danielle Zurovcik ( MIT, USA) is discussing her poster “Wound Pump” with one of the attendees at GHTC 2012.

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Caption: Leah Jamieson (President of the IEEE Foundation Board of Directors) presents a trophy to Caroline Halter (Lumana, USA), 1st place winner of GHTC 2012 International Humanitarian Photo/Short-Video Contest.

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GHTC Satellite Conferences

 

About GHTC

 

About the Organizing Committee

 

Contact Information

 

Verona Wong, Publicity Chair 604-415-6000 vwong@ieee.org

 

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