IEEE's Global Humanitarian Technology Conference<> (GHTC) 
brings together individuals and organizations who want to make a difference by 
applying technology based solutions to natural disasters and needs of the 
socioeconomically disadvantaged in developing countries. IEEE GHTC is the place 
to be whether you have experience to share, are looking for opportunities to 
contribute and collaborate, or simply want to better understand global 
development and humanitarian work. Celebrating its 6th anniversary, this year's 
conference is dedicated to "Advancing Technology for Humanity", focusing on key 
areas including energy, health, disaster management, connectivity, agriculture, 
and education.

Join us in Seattle, WA, USA October 13-16, 
2016<> as the 
papers<> , over 
40 posters, panels and plenaries discuss how technology can:

  *   Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in 
developing countries
  *   Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve crop yields
  *   Improve the timeliness and effectiveness of disaster response
  *   Assist with training and build capacity needed to improve the standard of 

 As program co-chairs, we can honestly say the Program Committee worked hard to 
insure GHTC's program<> is relevant, can make a 
difference to people in the developing world, and improve the response to 
natural disasters. The impact of GHTC will be greater when more people attend. 
Please forward this email to interested colleagues. More information on the 
GHTC program is below.


John Prohodsky and Vasu Atluri

-          Program Co-Chairs, 2016 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology 
goal is to impact in positive and meaningful ways the lives of disadvantaged 
communities around the world by:

  *   Showcasing Information and Communication Technologies For Development 
(ICT4D) and humanitarian technologies to promote successful practice, attract 
wider adoption, and guide future research
  *   Enabling global sharing of skills, knowledge, networking in the global 
development and emergency management fields

  *   Identifying new resources, creating new ideas and building new 
  *   Focusing attention of the private sector on emerging market opportunities 
and related technology enablers

The new Deployment Track and Panel Discussion on humanitarian technology 
deployment provides insights into the challenges of providing solutions in 
non-traditional environments. Innovative solutions enabled by wireless 
technologies will be explored in the Communications Panel Discussion.

While GHTC provides attendees with opportunities to interact with peers during 
pre-conference workshops, paper and workshop sessions, some of the most 
valuable insights, takeaways and Eureka moments will be shared during planned 
and unplanned encounters in the comprehensive Hallway Track (which is not 
limited to scheduled breaks, lunches, welcome reception and dinners).

Conference highlights include:

Keynote and Plenary Sessions:

*         Influence of life quality in developing countries by disruptive & 
transformational technologies, Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk, President and CEO, 
Decision Point Global

*         Technology and Resilience in the 21st Century, Walt Hubbard, Director 
of King County, Washington, USA's Office of Emergency Management

*         Beyond the "Shine", the future Hero of Humanitarian Response", Alexis 
Bonnell, Division Chief-Applied Innovation and Acceleration, U.S. Global 
Development Lab, USAID<>

*         Maurizio Vecchione, Senior VP, Global 

*         Dave Cook, Engineers Without Borders-USA<> 2016 

Panel discussions:

*         Commercialization of Humanitarian Technology

Humanitarian technology must be available at a reasonable price where it is 
needed to make a difference. The panelists provide insights gain from their 
experiences deploying humanitarian technology.

*         Humanitarian Applications of Mobile Wireless Devices

Several winners of the Vodafone's Wireless Innovation 
Project<> will discuss their 
projects, what inspired them and obstacles they overcame to succeed.

Register today to participate in an extensive, vibrant, and innovative 
technical program with likeminded individuals across the world.

Advanced Discount Registration ends September 16:<>
Regular Registration though October 12
On-Site Registration & One Day Passes Available
For more information, contact<>

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