Event Dates: April 21 – 24, 2021


Registration is now open for the 2021 GHTechX! Registration will remain open through the dates of the forum. Registration is free and open to everyone with an interest in global health.



The agenda will be announced in late March, once sessions are confirmed. The GHTechX will span four days (April 21 – 24, 2021) with approximately five hours of content scheduled each day. All sessions will be fully virtual. While we encourage participants to attend sessions live to take advantage of networking and engagement features, all sessions will be recorded for participants to watch at a later time.

The GHTechX agenda will include a variety of sessions highlighting innovative topics and cutting-edge content. You can expect to see a mixture of featured plenary sessions (e.g. keynote speakers, career panels), networking sessions, and concurrent technical sessions (panels, presentations, and workshops).

Plenary sessions will include:

  • Featured conversations with inspiring leaders in global health
  • Career panels
  • In-depth sessions on advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and the global health journal process
  • Open networking sessions.

Technical sessions will include sessions spanning the following tracks:

  • COVID-19
  • Cross-Sectoral Engagement
  • Environmental Health
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Global Health Security
  • Health Systems
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
  • Noncommunicable Disease and Injury
  • Nutrition
  • Other Infectious Disease


While a virtual forum will feel different than gathering at the GW Marvin Center, an in-person event is not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift to a multi-day, online event will also serve to support the participation of even more attendees and voices in global health.

Organizers are hard at work designing a new, digital format to expand participation while maintaining the cutting-edge technical updates, energizing environment, and global health knowledge exchange that are integral to the event.

Stay tuned for more updates about the virtual platform, session formats, and digital networking.