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2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Program At a Glance

Thursday, October 19th

11:00 AM - 18:00 PM | Registration Opens

08:00 AM - 16:30 PM| Empowering Off-Grid Communities through the 17 SDGs: A Workshop by IEEE Smart Village in conjunction with UN

13:30 PM - 17:30 PM | Tutorial: Internet-of-Things (IoT)- enabled Water Quality Testing and Analysis 

18:00 PM | Young Professionals and Women in Engineering Welcome Reception 

Friday, October 20th

07:00 AM - 06:00 PM | Registration Open

08:00 AM - 09:30 AM |

  • Opening Plenary
  • Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dick Wilkins,  GHTC 2017 Chair
  • Opening Keynote Speaker Dr. Larry Alder, VP of Product Definition, OneWeb

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Break 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Breakout Sessions

Session A1: Maternal Healthcare Issues

Session A2: Micro-Grids

Session A3: Agriculture

Session A4: Water

Session A5: HAC Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel Session; Energy, Joe Decuir, Moderator

12:30 PM - 013:30 PM | Lunch

013:30 PM - 15:00 PM | Breakout Sessions

Session B1: Physical and Neurological Health Issues

Session B2: Energy

Session B3: Agriculture and Food Security

Session B4: Water & Sanitation

Session B5: Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities

13:30 PM | Break 

16:00 PM - 17:30 PM | Breakout Sessions

Session C1: mHealth

Session C2a: A Panel: Social and Economic Development of Rural Women in Rwanda and Uganda through Solar Energy for Productive Use

Session C2b: Panel: Opportunities and challenges of distributed manufacturing for humanitarian response

Session C3: Agriculture

Session C4: The IEEE MOVE Disaster Relief Project "in a Box" Workshop 

Session C5: Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities

18:00 PM - 18:30 PM | Break

18:30 PM | Evening Reception Sponsored by SIGHT

Saturday, October 21st 

07:00 AM - 06:00 PM | Registration Open

08:00 AM - 09:30 AM |

  • Opening Keynote Speaker Dr. Darelle Van Greunen, Nelson Mandella University

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Break 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Breakout Sessions

Session D1: Diagnosis and Screening

Session D2: Off-Grid and Electrification Planning

Session D3: Communication Networks

Session D4: Disaster Mitigation 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel Session; Healthcare,Paul Cunningham, Moderator

12:30 PM - 013:30 PM | Lunch

013:30 PM - 15:00 PM | Breakout Sessions

Session E1: Surgical and other Healthcare Issues

Session E2: Energy Sources

Session E3: Communications

Session E4: Disaster Management

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM | Break 

16:00 PM - 17:30 PM | Breakout Sessions

Session F1: Health

Session F2: Energy

Session F3: Communication

Session F4: Education

06:00 PM - 06:30 PM | Break

06:30 PM | Banquet Dinner and IEEE Region 6 Awards Ceremony

Sunday, October 22nd

07:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Registration Open

08:30 AM - 10:000 AM | Breakout Sessions

Session G1: SIGHT Workshop

Session G2: Energy

Session G3: Communication

Session G4: Education

Session G5a: Panel: An Initial Assessment of the Peugeot Center's Completed Projects and a Look Forward to the Future

Session G5b: IEEE WIE Panel 

10:00 AM - 10:30 PM | Break 

10:30 - 11:30 |

  • Closing Keynote: Maurizio Vecchione

111:30 - 12:00 PM | Closing Remarks

12:00 PM | Conference Ends

12:00 PM | Conference Ends