Tuesday, September 29, 2015

You are invited: Gaetano Borriello Symposium at the GHTC Conference (Saturday, October 10, 2015)

The Gaetano Borriello Feet on the Ground Humanitarian Symposium (http://www.cs.washington.edu/gbs/)  is on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:30 to 6:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport. The symposium, which will feature talks by researchers and humanitarian leaders who are applying technology solutions to real-world problems, will be held during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers'Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC15), October 8-11 in Seattle.

Attendance at the Gaetano Borriello Feet on the Ground Humanitarian Symposium is open to members of the public in addition to GHTC15 conference registrants. Because space is limited, individuals who plan to attend the symposium without registering for GHTC15 must RSVP in advance. There will be no on-site registration.

Speakers at the symposium will include John Bennett (UC Denver),  Eric Brewer (UC Berkeley), Kiersten Israel-Ballard (PATH), Lilian Pintea (Jane Goodall Institute), David Thau (Google Earth Outreach),  Heather Underwood (UC Denver), Lorenzo Violante Ruiz (International Red Cross) and Roy Want (Google).  A panel of Gaetano’s students (Nicki Dell,  Waylon Brunette, Sam Sudar, and Carl Hartung) will discuss the impact of Open Data Kit.    In addition, there will be a special presentation by Senator Maria Cantwell (US Senator, Washington) and Jim Jefferies (President IEEE USA).  Ed Lazowska (UW) will open the symposium.