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Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2012

Sunday, 21 October 2012 -

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Building on the success of the inaugural 2011 meeting, the 2nd annual GHTC 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 2012 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