Technology to cure world’s greatest human problems being launched globally from the valley with IEEE humanitarian conference
DALLAS (Mar. 4, 2013) – The decision to move the influential IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology conference from Seattle to San Jose this year is to align with scientific relief capabilities already operating in the valley. “There’s a good synergy in the Silicon Valley already for humanitarian type efforts and issues,” says Keith Moore, chairman of the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, “we’ve got a lot of folks who are on fire, anxious to build the future.”
Before moving to San Jose, California, the first two years saw the conference held in Seattle, Washington. After those successes, the conference was courted by major locations worldwide. Producers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), accepted bids from many dynamic cities before this year choosing a Valley location.
The plan “is to keep it in North America right now for the main conference, and have satellite conferences,” said Moore, who is also considering Europe and Africa next year, “but this year there is a conference planned called the South Asian Satellite Conference” in India for August.
Moore spoke by phone from his HQ location on the ScienceNews Radio Network program, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason. The program originates in Dallas, Texas, and is now archived and Webcast for its world audience.
The conference organizing committee has issued a call for papers. Sought are scientists, engineers, technology professionals, academics, foundations, government and non-government organizations, field project managers, industry, investors, and other individuals engaged in humanitarian work, to discuss and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs.
This is the IEEE flagship third annual cross-discipline conference on the world’s urgent human necessities, sponsored by NASA, UNESCO, Engineers Without Borders, Engineering for Change, and will be held October 20 – 23, 2013 in Silicon Valley, San Jose Airport Garden Hotel, California. More information on technical sessions, registration for the conference, hotel reservations and exhibiting is available at the website www.ieeeghtc.org