July 20-21 2017


Ryerson University



International Humanitarian Technology Conference 2017

The  third IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC 2017)  will be held in Toronto, Canada on July  20-21, 2017.

This unique conference will focus on all areas of technology for the betterment of humanity as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The conference will feature outstanding speakers, panel discussions, peer-reviewed technical papers, and student design competitions. Selected participants will be invited to submit Chapters of the upcoming Wiley book on Humanitarian Technology, to be published in 2018.

If you have been working on humanitarian related areas and using technology, then you can participate in the conference by,

  • Submitting an abstract and making a presentation of your ongoing work (contact
  • Organizing a workshop or panel discussion (contact
  • Submit a technical paper, the Proceedings will appear in IEEE Explorer. Visit
  • Submit student design projects (contact

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr. Claudio Canizares

Hydro One Endowed Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE), University of Waterloo

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Executive Director, Ryerson University Privacy and Big Data Institute

Ravi Karkara

Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Lee Maracle


Conference Location

Ryerson University
245 Church St,

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