YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2017
10-11 DECEMBER 2017 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
Dr Qian Tang
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

Chairman, Global Advisory Board, Yidan Prize

Dr Tang is leading UNESCO’s Education Sector, including Headquarters Divisions, Regional Bureaux for Education, seven Education Institutes, as well as education staff in other Field Offices, to realize the Organization’s overall education programme and facilitate its 195 Member States in the implementation of the SDG4 (education) at global, regional and country levels. Up to 2015, he has guided his team in implementing the Education for All (EFA) movement (2000-2015). At the same time starting from 2013, under the leadership of Dr Tang, UNESCO's Education Sector has been a driving force in formulating the new global education agenda, which was spelt out by the Incheon Declaration adopted at the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. In addition to guiding the UNESCO's team that co-organized this milestone event jointly with other 6 UN agencies, Dr Tang co-chaired the Drafting Group for the Incheon Declaration and the Framework for Action of the 2030 Education Agenda (Goal 4 of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda).

OUR SPEAKERS
Alex Rappaport
Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary
Anthony Salcito
VP of Worldwide Education, Microsoft
Bruce Rodrigues
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Carol Dweck
Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Clive Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation
Dr Charles Chen Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize
Ellen Pinchuk
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
H.E. Dr. Ahmed AI Eissa
Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia
Jaime Saavedra
Senior Director, Education,
The World Bank Group
Jan Smejkal
Head of China and APAC, Startup Grind
John McDermott
Public Policy Editor,
The Economist
John Wood
Founder, Room to Read
Jonathan Schor
CEO, CodeMonkey
Koichi Saito
Founder & General Partner, KK Fund
Li Yuan
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Lord Jim Knight
Chief Education and External Officer
Tes Global Ltd
Martin Lau
President, Tencent Holdings
Matt Greenfield
Managing Partner, Rethink Education
Michael Gold
Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Miho Taguma
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Peter Lewis
Presenter of “Money Talk”,
RTHK Radio 3
Prof Fernando M. Reimers
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Richard Baraniuk
Founder and Director, OpenStax
Ryan Craig
Co-Founder, Managing Director, University Ventures
Sandeep Murthy
Partner, Lightbox
Stanley Buchesky
Partner and Founder, EdTech Fund
Vicky Colbert
Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva
Yves Daccord
Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross