Technology conference

Bangkok, Thailand14 - 16 May 2024

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connect is a free, annual face-to-face event focusing on technology co-organised by the IFRC and the ICRC.

It seeks to establish a worldwide tech community for National Societies to increase the key technological capability of all National Societies, maximise mutual learning, and speed up our humanitarian impact through technology.

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Montien Hotel
Surawong Bangkok

54 Surawong Rd, Silom, Bang Rak,
Bangkok 10500, Thailand


Are you an AI Pioneer?

Submit a story of an existing project where your National Society has actually used AI, Gen AI or RPA and how it is improving the efficiency or effectiveness of their work and win a invitation to the CONNECT conference in Bangkok, Thailand!

Find out more about the award here.


Interested to become a sponsor?

You can find the sponsorship booklet here or reach out to us at

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supported by

American Red Cross
Australian Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Thai Red Cross
IFRC Solferino Academy


  • I am a member of National Society that hasn’t been invited to the Conference.
    I have heard about it and am interested in joining.

    Please reach out to us at with your motivation, and your application will be reviewed by the organisers.

  • I have been invited to attend the conference on behalf of my National Society.
    What should I do next?

    Please register yourself on the CONNECT CoP, then we can know more about you and your next steps.

  • I am a member of a National Society that was invited, but I cannot afford the travel and accommodation expenses.

    Please reach out to us at

  • Can you already share the conference agenda?

    Of course! We are currently working on it and will share it as soon as possible. Check out the CONNECT CoP for the latest updates.

  • Where can I download the conference app?

    We use IFRC Communities as our conference app. You can download it like you would any other app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.