YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2017
10-11 DECEMBER 2017 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
Alex Rappaport
Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary

Since co-founding Flocabulary in 2004, Alex has been responsible for defining the company's strategic vision and building the business from the ground up. A musician by training, Alex has bootstrapped Flocabulary into a rapidly-growing, mission-driven edtech company that now reaches millions of students in more than 20,000 schools around the world. Dedicated to a mission of increasing achievement and bringing joy to learning, Flocabulary's songs, videos and instructional activities are designed with engagement, accessibility and cultural relevancy in mind. 

A regular author and speaker on education and entrepreneurship, Alex has written for The Hill, Pop Sugar, Entrepreneur and EdSurge, and has spoken at conferences and events including Smart Cities, Creative Mornings, TedX and Learn Launch. Alex is a member of the Nationswell Council and has served as a mentor for 4.0 Schools and the StartEd Accelerator. He is also the creator of Big Idea Week, a community-driven learning program for elementary and middle schools. Alex graduated from Tufts University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

OUR SPEAKERS
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
Dr Qian Tang
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
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