“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.
Yidan Prize Summit 2018
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
8:00 – 8:15
OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Co-creating the educational system: the power of shared learning.The world is changing at an incredible pace Educators around the world struggle to keep up. Everyone is in search of sustainable improvement in education that will provide students with the 21st century skills needed to become successful, happy and active world citizens. Education cannot optimally evolve without asking and structurally including the most important resource: students themselves. Research shows that co-ownership of one’s learning process is a crucial driver for motivation. By implementing co-creation within the school system, we lay the basis for sustainable and more effective education. How to achieve this and what is required for long lasting success?
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.
CEO & Co-founder of EM
8:45 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:00
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.
South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education & Training
Former Minister of Education, Colombia
Emerging Markets Editor at The Economist
10:00 – 10:30
IN CONVERSATION WITH ASTRONAUT TERRY VIRTS
NASA Astronaut and Author of View From Above
Host of "Money Talk", RTHK Radio 3
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.
10:30 – 11:00
SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The influence of developing countries is rising, along with their share of the world’s population and global GDP. In this session, Graça MACHEL will discuss the special role of developing nations in global education, the unique issues their educational systems face and the solutions aimed at resolving them.
11:00 – 11:15
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, celebrated entrepreneurs, who’ve successfully led impressive ventures ranging from investment banking to real estate, will discuss what educational projects they support and how business people can get to ensure employees get relevant skills for the demands of tomorrow.
Founder and Chairman of PHILIN and Co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Senior Editor at Forbes Asia
11:15 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:45
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.
This session will explore new models that work. How can they be implemented and where can they be most effective?
Author of Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes, member of the Global Education Innovation (GEI) Lab
Co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound
Chief Executive of Teacher Development Trust and an expert on ‘Lesson Study'
Educator, popular speaker and author; expert on ‘Constructive Struggling’
Professor of Educational Technology and pioneer of “Hole in the Wall” experiment
Director, Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge University
12:45 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
13:30 – 14:00
EDTECH: THE NEXT GENERATION’S WAY OF LEARNING
Founder and Chairman of Hongen Education and Technology Co., Founder and Chairman of Perfect World Group
EdTech is blurring the lines between teaching and entertainment, as the next generation discovers a new way to learn.
14:00 – 14:15
TECHNOLOGY RESHAPING EDUCATION: HOW TO MAKE IT A REALITY
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?
China President of HTC
CEO of Micro:bit
Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation
Senior Reporter at Quartz
14:15 – 14:50
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY LAB
Founder and CEO of EdTech Israel
This year, the Yidan Prize Foundation is launching its first ever education technology challenge, in which three innovative ed-tech ideas will be showcased in an interactive ed-tech lab session. The projects will be presented to an audience of global policymakers, philanthropists, education practitioners, innovators, business leaders and international media. An expert jury panel and audience members will then be invited to vote for their favourite project.
14:50 – 15:25
CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE STRUGGLE OF OUR GENERATION
UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr BROWN will discuss important new innovations in the world of education and the push to deliver universal education, especially for girls, which is seen by some as the civil rights struggle of our generation. He will also address creating safe spaces for educating children in conflict zones and improving standards in education worldwide.
15:25 – 15:55
CEO, Yidan Prize Foundation
15:55 – 16:10
Yidan Prize Debate Mate Masterclass
Venue: The Lounge, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Debate Mate is a revolution in education in the way we think and learn.
It teaches the whole package of key 21st Century skills at the same time, namely: communication (listening & speaking), strategic teamwork, creative problem solving and critical thinking on your feet. This raises the crucial soft skills of confidence and self-esteem.
Margaret’s programmes are taught verbally by outstanding young mentors comprising World Champion university debaters and Debate Mate Alumni. Presently, Margaret is leading a team that is creating ‘Mentor Robots’ (MenBots) for roll-out of her programmes online.
The design of Debate Mate is simple and Margaret’s programmes have reached over 100,000 in person since the beginning. This will increase to 10+ million per week through Debate Mate Online. The Debate Mate results are spectacular and she has been recognised by people including Bill Gates, Harvard Business School and of course Dr. Charles CHEN Yidan.
Generation T x Yidan Prize Present : Lifelong Learning
Venue: The Lounge, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Education doesn’t stop at school. In fact, most traditional schooling leaves young adults woefully unprepared to thrive in the modern workplace.
Generation T, Asia Tatler’s platform for young leaders, will convene three of the honourees from its annual list who are facilitating learning at every age. From teaching mid-career switchers about blockchain to ‘connecting the world’s greatest minds’ through a data-driven knowledge sharing platform, the three entrepreneurs are changing the way we think of lifelong learning.
Cyberport x Yidan Prize Present : Cyberport Day
Venue: Training Room 1-3, Core F, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Come and join the Yidan Prize Summit 2018 – Cyberport Day to learn about Cyberport, the key driver of digital tech industry in Hong Kong, with the introduction by Mr. Terence LEUNG, Senior Manager of Cyberport E-sports and Youth Team, and to meet with the below 8 Cyberport EdTech start-ups on the development/user cases sharing of diverse education technology applications using technologies in AI, FinTech, game and animation:
- GRWTH Ltd.
- Bull.B Technology Limited
- Find Solution Ai Limited
- e2Sports Limited
- GoAnimate Hong Kong Limited (Vyond)
- Hidden Boss Limited
- iSTEM AI Lab
- NFC Touch Limited
Yidan Prize Conference Series: Asia-Pacific
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
The two laureates of the Yidan Prize 2018 will deliver keynote speeches during this conference co-organised by the Yidan Foundation and the HKU Faculty of Education. This public event brings together the Yidan Prize Laureates 2018 and top notch academics for a robust discussion on the future of education. Admission is free.