9th International Conference on Appropriate Technology

    Technology Exchange and Employment Creation for Community Empowerment: Cross-Pollinating Innovative Models

    November 23-27, 2020

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    The 9th ICAT will:

    1. Promote Knowledge-based Technology Exchange and the related diffusion of innovation to support Appropriate Technology (AT) practice 
    2. Identify, initiate and combine AT contributions based on both pre-modern and modern knowledge exchange in a manner that is rooted in community empowerment 
    3. Provide a forum for networking on AT solutions for the 21st century through the cross-pollinating innovative thinking in recognition, valorisation and re-appropriation of a diverse group of creative ideators

     

    Abstracts, Papers, Posters, and Projects

    Important Dates

    Conference announcement and call for participation:      November 2019
    Full paper submission deadline: May 18, 2020
    Paper reviews and feedback: June 22, 2020
    Final paper submission: July 30, 2020


    Format of Abstracts, Papers, Posters and Projects

    The process to be followed by the SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE will guarantee the academic quality of what is delivered at the conference and published in the proceedings. All abstracts will be double blind, peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers, which will also be double, blind, peer-reviewed. All abstracts and papers should adhere to a format provided through the document: INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS.

    All papers submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=9thicat 

     

    Includes revisions to submission deadlines.

    Workshops

    Workshops will be held during the conference, the day before and the day after the conference. The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants with a more in depth experience of the particular technologies presented during the conference, and to promote Appropriate Technology as a relevant field for technology developers.

    To propose to conduct a workshop during, before or directly following the conference, please submit an abstract of 100-400 words explaining your workshop, time and space required, anticipated audience and any support requirements. Indicate all cost involved and how this will be handled. All selected workshops will be advertised in advance on our website. Workshop organisers are encouraged to solicit participants for their workshops through their
    own connections.

    Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2020
    Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2020
    Final workshop submission: August 15, 2020

    Workshop organisers will be required to register for the conference.
    There is no additional fee charged to organisers of selected workshop.

    Technology Fair

    The primary goal in the development of Appropriate Technology, as declared by INAT, is for science and technology to work toward worldwide egalitarianism where all people have equal access to resources that meet basic needs. It is against this backdrop that the 9th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (9th ICAT) hosted in Pretoria, South Africa, opens with a Tech Fair.

    The Tech Fair at the 9th ICAT will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals and organisations to display their innovative technological interventions. It is open to university researchers, start-up ventures, SMEs as well as larger established enterprises. Please submit an abstract of 100-200 words explaining your intervention and any display requirements. The exhibitors will reach out and communicate to a broader audience, both at the fair and through the publications that will follow the conference. Participation in the Tech Fair will provide an opportunity to network with other exhibitors and conference participants and benefit from the exposure to other technology suites that have implications for their field of work.

    The Tech Fair will open on 23 November and run through 26 November 2020. The purpose of the fair is to provide participants with an experience of the technologies discussed and presented during the conference, and to promote Appropriate Technology as a relevant field for technology developers.

    Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2020
    Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2020
    Final exhibition submission: August 15, 2020

    Please submit an abstract of 100-200 words explaining your intervention and any display requirements.

    The Tech Fair is free to university researchers and Start-up ventures.
    Cost to SMEs – R 5000
    Large enterprises and multinationals – R 10 000

    Registration

    Registration Fees

    Registration (early is before September 10)

    Early Professional 5000 Rand
    Regular Professional      5500 Rand
    Early Student 2000 Rand
    Regular Student 3000 Rand


    Please check back soon for the registration link!

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