Mr David WESTON

Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust; Expert on “Lesson Study”

David WESTON is the founder and Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, the UK’s leading NGO for effective professional development in schools and colleges. He founded the Trust in 2012 after graduating from Oxford University and completing ten years teaching in England’s state school system. Since the TDT’s launch, David has steered it to be one of the foremost voices in education on the subject of professional development. In 2015, he was appointed by the UK Secretary of State for Education as Chair of the Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group and he continues to advise UK government on policy. David helped to set up the UK’s new Chartered College of which he is now a Founding Fellow.

David is a high-profile writer and speaker around teacher development, including on BBC TV, Sky News and a TEDx in the USA. He works extensively across the UK, with government, schools and system leaders, and has also worked in the USA, Canada, UAE and India. His work on LGBT+ diversity in education has seen him featured in media around the world. Alongside co-author Bridget Clay, David wrote Unleashing Great Teaching: the secrets to the most effective teacher development (published May 2018, Routledge).

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Professor Anant AGARWAL

Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX

Mr Tom BLACKWELL

CEO & Co-founder of EM

The Rt Hon Gordon BROWN

UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer

Mr Ronnie C. CHAN

Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Mr Arnold CHAN

Founder and CEO of non-profit Teach4HK

Dr. Charles CHEN Yidan

Founder, the Yidan Prize

Mr CHI Yufeng

Founder and Chairman of Hongen Education and Technology Co., Founder and Chairman of Perfect World Group

Ms Peggy CHOI

Founder and CEO of knowledge-sharing platform Lynk

Mr. Simon COX

Emerging Markets Editor at The Economist

Dr Jacob (Yaki) DAYAN

Founder & CEO, EdTech Israel

Ms Yaneth GIHA

Former Minister of Education, Colombia

Mr Alvin GRAYLIN

China President, HTC

Professor Larry HEDGES

Chair of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University

Mr Lavine HEMLANI

Co-founder and CEO of ed-tech company Xcelerate

Dr. Julian HUPPERT

Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge

HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Mr Clive LEE

Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation

Mr Peter LEWIS

Presenter of "Money Talk", RTHK Radio 3

Dr Dennis LITTKY

Co-founder and Co-director, Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound

Mrs Graça MACHEL

Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian

Ms Margaret McCABE

CEO and Founder of Debate Mate

Professor Sugata MITRA

Professor, Educational Technology; Pioneer, "Hole in the Wall" experiment

Dr NG Pak Tee

Author, Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes; Member, the Global Education Innovation (GEI) Lab

Minister Naledi PANDOR

South Africa's Minister of Higher Education & Training

Dr Cathy SEELEY

Educator, popular speaker and author; Expert on "Constructive Struggling"

Dr Stephen D SMITH

Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation

Ms Isabella STEGER

Senior Reporter at Quartz

Mr Gareth STOCKDALE

CEO, Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Mr Ruben VARDANYAN

Impact investor and social entrepreneur

Mr Terry VIRTS

NASA Astronaut and Author of View From Above

Ms Rana WEHBE

Senior Editor-Special Projects Forbes Asia

Mr Lee WILLIAMSON

Editor, Generation T Asia