About ICTD

The international conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) is organized every 12-18 months, and brings together researchers and practitioners working across domains, sectors, and disciplines to study the role of ICT in social, political, and economic development.

The conference, held in cooperation with ACM SIGCAS, invites participation from a highly diverse and distinguished group of scholarly researchers working in domains such as education, global health, agriculture, gender equality, digital financial services, internet access, and many more. Most of them focus typically on technology design and deployments, human-centered aspects of data science, evaluation of programs implemented by state and national governments, and related areas, all in the realm of global development. This year, we are particularly focused on inviting practitioners who might be interested in connecting with research in their area at the conference. 

First organized at the University of California Berkeley, USA, in 2006, the tenth ICTD is scheduled to be held at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India, from January 4th to 7th, in 2019. In the past, the conference has also been hosted at Information Technology University in Pakistan (2017), University of Michigan in USA (2016), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2015), University of Cape Town in South Africa (2013), and Georgia Institute of Technology in USA (2012), among others. 

At the tenth ICTD, or ICTD X at IIM Ahmedabad, the conference’s focus is on bridging the research-practice gap, and has created a host of opportunities for building and strengthening these bridges. In addition to research presentations by scholars from prominent academic institutions across the world, the conference program will include a slew of variously formatted Open Sessions allowing for dialog and discussions among groups of researchers and practitioners. There will also be a  Research, Industry, and Practice evening, a reception by Young Researchers of ICTD, and a Doctoral Consortium for Ph.D. students aspiring to become future leaders in the field. Our program also includes illustrious and inspirational keynote speakers dedicated to ICT and Development from an array of perspectives.


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