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Registration Now Open for IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle

WASHINGTON (14 August 2015) — Registration is now open for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). The event, dedicated to “Advancing Technology for Humanity,” will bring people from around the world together to discuss and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs.

GHTC is scheduled for the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport, 8-11 October. The early registration discount ends 6 September.

GHTC highlights new technologies, world-class research, business models and social entrepreneurship initiatives that can help improve the livelihoods of the world’s underserved populations. Major focus areas are health, energy, disaster management, connectivity and communication, humanitarian challenges and opportunities, water and sanitation, agriculture and education.

Here are some reasons for you to consider attending the fifth-annual event:

* Participate in an extensive, vibrant & innovative technical program
* Learn from knowledgeable practitioners working in the field
* Exchange information, share experiences & network with actively involved attendees
* Gain visibility & recognition for your humanitarian work & projects
* Find new resources, ideas & potential partners or investors

Conference highlights include:

* Maurizio Vecchione, Intellectual Ventures sr. vice president of Global Good & Research -- plenary session
* “The Future of Humanitarian Technology” -- panel of experts from the United Nations, NGOs & the Red Cross
* “The Internet of Things for Humanity” -- panel of industry partners
* IEEE SIGHT Gaetano Borriello Memorial Symposium on Humanitarian Technology
* UNESCO 70th-anniversary celebration
* IEEE Smart Village workshop on energy, education & empowerment

GHTC is sponsored by IEEE Region 6 and IEEE Seattle Section. Silver patrons include Boeing, Global Good and Microsoft. Funding support provided by the IEEE Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee. Technical cosponsors include IEEE-USA, the IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Power and Energy Society, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of nearly 200,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.

Contact: Chris McManes
IEEE-USA Public Relations Manager


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