Jun 27, 2018 | 12:00 am - Jun 29, 2018 | 11:59 pm
SwissTech Convention Center | Écublens/Lausanne
UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development’s 5th International Conference, Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne-EPFL, 27-29 of June 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Early bird registration extended to June 7th 2018 for reduced conference fees.
Tech4Dev 2018 offers an exciting opportunity to:
- Participate in one of the world’s most important platforms for promoting the development, deployment, adaptation, and scaling of innovative solutions to pressing development challenges.
- Identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders – academics, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, and social scientists- interested in technological innovation in the Global South.
- Visit the Lavaux Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the venue for the social event of the Conference on the 28th of June.
- Build capacity among students and young professionals to engage in multidisciplinary problem solving for social impact.
Tech4Dev 2018 is also proud to announce its keynote speakers:
- Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute. Columbia University.
- Uzodinma Iweala, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Ventures Africa Magazine. Co-Founder, Txtlite
- Amos Winter, Director, Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab, MIT
- Jean-Claude Bolay, Director, Cooperation and Development Center-EPFL
- Julia Binder, Social Impact Initiative-EPFL
- Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (tbc)
- Anne Githku-Shongwe, Social Entrepreneur (tbc)
Event location: SwissTech Convention Center, Route Louis Favre 2, 1024, Écublens/Lausanne, Switzerland