The Tech Awards Honors Innovation that Benefits Humanity

Is there a better setting to award technological innovation than Silicon Valley? And it's innovation that benefits all of humanity? Yeah, we didn't think so.

And this Saturday, Nov. 6, the Tech Awards are back again to recognize significant contributions to humans' most urgent needs.

A list of the nominees is here.

NBC Bay Area is proud to support the efforts and accolades, and we'll be live-streaming the awards right here, starting at 6 p.m. Come to and search "tech awards."

This year's recipient of the high-profile James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award is Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. She will be in attendance at  the Santa Clara Convention Center on Saturday.

Individuals, for-profit companies, and not-for-profit organizations are eligible in five categories: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality, and Health. Three laureates in each category are honored at the Tech Awards Gala and one laureate per category is awarded $50,000.

According to, the official site: "It honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership are helping to address humanity's greatest challenges. The Global Humanitarian Award was inspired by Applied Materials Chairman, Jim Morgan. Jim demonstrates in his work and his philanthropy that technology can unleash the potential in all of us and turn our ideas into concrete solutions for a better world and that corporations can play a vital role in helping identify and extend the benefits of technology to those who need them most."

To purchase tickets to the gala, please click here. See you back at this URL on Saturday.

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