IEEE 11th Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2021) - Plenary Program

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The 11th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2021) 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 2021 takes place ONLINE (PT) from Tuesday October 19 through Friday October 22. See

We are providing complementary access to the Plenary Sessions on Tuesday afternoon Oct.19 and on Wed.-Friday Oct 20-22:

Meet the Editors: Thinking About Publishing for a Transdisciplinary Outlet: What do you need to know? with Katina Michael, founding Editor in Chief and Roba Abbas, co-editor, the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society on Tuesday, 3:00 PM — 3:45 PM (PT)

Student Poster Contest: Our 4th Student Poster Contest will be held online Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 PM PT. Cash prizes will be awarded. 

Plenary Panels: Four panels on Aging, Social Media, IEEE's role in Sustainable Developement, Think Global, and Act Local with E4C.

Plenary Speakers: View the plenary speakers line-up here

  • Elizabeth M. Belding, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (ICTD) (Wednesday AM)
  • Octav Chipara, Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Iowa (mHealth) (Friday AM)
  • Deborah Estrin,Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech (public interest technology) (Thursday AM)
  • Farid Farahmand, Chair, Engineering Science Department (Electrical Engineering) at Sonoma State University (Friday AM)
  • Anna Förster, Sustainable Communication Networks group, University of Bremen (Thursday AM)
  • Aline McNaull, energy, space, defense and research policy at IEEE-USA (Friday PM)
  • Grayson Randall, Operatins Lead, IEEE MOVE (Mobile Outreach VEhicle) (Wednesday PM)
  • Vijay Janapa Reddi, Associate Professor at Harvard University, VP and a founding member of MLCommons (machine learning) (Wednesday AM)


  Date and Time




  • Start time: 19 Oct 2021 03:00 PM
  • End time: 22 Oct 2021 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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Virtual; ZOOM links to be sent to registered attendees.

  • Seattle, Washington
  • United States

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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Seattle Section, IEEE SSIT
  • Starts 05 October 2021 12:00 AM
  • Ends 18 October 2021 09:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge