December 6-8,2013
Hilton Americas, Houston, TX, USA

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IIT 2013 Global Conference ended on Dec 8th, 2013. Conference team sincerely appreciates your attendance and support. We have been humbled by the feedback we have received. It is for you to judge. Please send your feedback to, or on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Tangible benefits of the conference - IITians give back

Endeavors range from setting up a $1M center at IIT Kharagpur to start-up funds for new ventures to funding scholarships to new chapters and many more


Who can attend the conference? Do you need to be an IIT alumni to attend?
This conference is open to all.
The program content will appeal to a broad range of attendees. We expect over 1500 professionals to attend, including leaders, visionaries, and entrepreneurs, representing more than two-dozen industries, and top universities around the world. Attendees at this conference will look to connect with and learn from other attendees, speakers and innovators. While there are IIT alumni events that will take place at the conference, the tracks and sessions and entertainment program are planned for all attendees.
Can I register now, but cancel at some later point?
Yes, you can cancel until 90 days before the conference with no penalty. Between 90 days and the conference, your refund will be prorated as follows:
Over 90 days 100% refund
Between 90 days and 60 days 50% refund
Between 60 days and 30 days 25% refund
Less than 30 days No refund
Can children attend this conference? What is the rate they need to pay?
The day time sessions are professionally conducted events and not suitable for young children. Children over 16 years of age can pay the student rate.
What is the negotiated hotel rate and how do I get that? Will parking be included in the hotel rate?
We are in the process of negotiating a discounted rate with the hotel. The rate will be $129 / night plus tax at the Hilton Americas downtown Houston, which is a Category 5 hotel. You can book this with the hotel directly. Once we confirm the rate, we can let you know.
Unfortunately, parking is not included in the hotel rate. Since you will be in downtown Houston, you may want to take a taxi from the airport rather than rent a car. Additionally, nearby parking lots are available at reduced rates.
How can I volunteer?
You can contact our Networking & Outreach at

Breaking news

IIT 2013 ended on a high note. Conference team got overwhelmingly positive feedback.

The final numbers were:

Over 1600 attendees, over 90 speakers, over 22 hours of program content, over 6 hours of entertainment, and 100 sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers.

Heartfelt thanks for the tremendous support from sponsors, speakers, delegates, exhibitors, the Pan IIT movement, local Houston community and the volunteers.

This conference was focused on five cutting edge sectors/areas that wove a tapestry of innovations for this not-so-distant future. These five were Sustainability, Technology, Energy, Education and Life Sciences (STEEL).

Conference’s star speakers included Amartya Sen, Gene Kranz, Andrew Gould, Vicente Fox, Renu Khator, David Leebron, Blake Irving, P. Harish, Bharat Desai, Partha S Ghosh, and many others.

In addition, the attendees enjoyed a powerful entertainment package including Usha Uthup, the Fab 5 and Dan Nainan. Usha Uthup just rocked Saturday night, literally bringing the crowd to its feet.

Hope the Houston conference did inspire innovation for tomorrow!

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