YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018

10 december 2018 hongkong
YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018
10 DECEMBER 2018 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018
10 DECEMBERHONG KONG
THE LEADING GLOBAL EDUCATION EVENT
HOSTED BY THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRIZE IN EDUCATION
 
“Educating for the Future: How?”
Advances in technology mean our daily lives are changing at an ever-accelerating pace. What we’re teaching the youth of today might not be what is needed tomorrow, resulting in a skills gap in the workplace. The great challenge facing the world is how to address this. What steps can be taken to ensure education meets future needs? Some of the world’s leading policymakers, business leaders, philanthropists, educators and innovators will gather in Hong Kong to discuss practical steps to achieve this goals.
WELCOME REMARK BY
Founder, the Yidan Prize
8:00 – 8:15
OPENING KEYNOTE
8:15 – 8:45
IN CONVERSATION WITH YIDAN PRIZE LAUREATES 2018
This year’s laureates of the Yidan Prize will present how their initiatives will contribute to educating future generations. They will discuss how statistical analysis can take politics out of the debate about ``what works’’ in education, how the internet has the power to democratize quality education and other topical themes.
8:45 – 9:30
NETWORKING BREAK
9:30 – 10:00
GLOBAL LAUNCH OF “THE WORLDWIDE EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE INDEX” 2018
Presented by Ms Trisha SURESH, Senior Consultant, Public Policy Consulting, the Economist Intelligence Unit
The groundbreaking “Educating for the Future Index” is the first comprehensive index to evaluate education systems across the globe and assess how effective they are in addressing the education needs of the future. Launched in 2017 by the Yidan Prize Foundation in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, this year’s index will unveil the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, evaluating how 50 developed and developing economies representing nearly 93% of global GDP and most of the world’s population are preparing the next generation for an uncertain and volatile future.
10:00 – 10:30
POLICYMAKERS’ DEBATE
Moderator: Mr Simon COX, Editor of The Economist
Enlightened and forward-looking policy makers will lead the way in formulating the education strategies for their nations. The Minister of Education plays a key role in ensuring equal access to learning and identifying how to tailor the system to meet their country-specific needs. In this Q&A session, the policymaker will talk about how these challenges can be met.
10:30 – 11:00
IN CONVERSATION WITH ASTRONAUT TERRY VIRTS
  • Mr Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut and Author of View From Above
Colonel Terry Virts will discuss how his education has prepared him for spending over 200 days in space at the International Space Station, allowing him to become one of only 4 astronauts ever to pilot the NASA space shuttle, fly on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft and perform space walks. Having also become an author and photographer, he will also share his experience with lifelong learning for continued personal and professional development.
11:00 – 11:30
LUNCH SESSION: HOW THE YIDAN PRIZE LAUREATES 2017 ARE CHANGING EDUCATION
Moderator: Mr Tom BLACKWELL, CEO of EM
Last year’s laureate Vicky Colbert, Founder of La Escuela Nueva, will share the results and achievements made possible by the Yidan Prize. A practical look at what has been achieved one year on since winning the prize.
11:30 – 12:30
GROWING THE RIGHT TALENT FOR TOMORROW: HOW EMERGING MARKETS BUSINESS LEADERS CAN PLAY A ROLE
Emerging and frontier markets now account for almost 80% of global economic growth, almost double their share from two decades ago. To keep up this impressive growth, governments will need to work with the private sector to ensure their education systems are teaching the skills their nations will require to develop the workforce of the future. In this session, senior executives from some of the largest technology companies in emerging markets will discuss how they are incorporating lifelong learning into their corporate training and what educational projects they support to continuously upgrade the skill set of employees. They will also address how corporations can become more involved in partnering with schools and universities to develop training for future generations.
12:30 – 13:15
EDUCATIONAL METHODS THAT WORK: HOW TO DEPLOY NEW MODELS
Not all innovation in education needs to be high-tech. New models are being developed to reimagine traditional education and how students can gain skills relevant to their future. One such example that works is the prize-winning Escuela Nueva model, founded by Vicky Colbert, in Colombia.
The system shifts the focus of learning to the student, with the teacher acting as a facilitator. It also helps to foster strong ties between the school and the community, engaging parents and facilitating the development of practical knowledge relevant to the child’s society.
Another approach is project-based learning. Students identify a real-world problem and work towards developing a solution, learning about different subjects along the course of the journey.
This session will explore new models that work. How can they be implemented and where can they be most effective?
13:15 – 14:00
NETWORKING SESSION
14:00 – 14:30
TECHNOLOGY RESHAPING EDUCATION: HOW TO MAKE IT A REALITY
Moderator: Ms Sophie BAILEY, host of The EdTech Podcast.
As technology transforms the world, it also creates new tools that change education, such as tailored online courses that provide access to premium universities. These new ideas, however, need funding to become a reality. They also need to be user- friendly and accessible for students. So how can investors, entrepreneurs and those putting the ideas into practice collaborate to effectively use technology for change?
14:30 – 15:15
THE INAUGURAL YIDAN PRIZE GLOBAL EDTECH CHALLENGE
This year, the Yidan Prize Foundation is launching its first ever education technology challenge, in which ed-tech developers from all over the world are invited to submit a proposal for a chance to present their big ideas at the Yidan Prize Summit in Hong Kong.
Three talented finalists will be recognized in an interactive ed-tech lab session where they will showcase their project to global policymakers, philanthropists, education practitioners, innovators, business leaders and international media. An expert jury panel and the audiences will select one winner.
15:15 – 15:45
CLOSING KEYNOTE
15:45 – 16:15
CLOSING REMARKS BY
Chief Executive Officer, the Yidan Prize
16:15 – 16:30