YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2018
10 DECEMBER¦HONG KONG

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
Dr Charles CHEN Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize

Mr. Charles Chen Yidan established the Yidan Prize in 2016 with a mission to make the world a better place through education.

Mr. Chen is being touted as China’s Internet philanthropy pioneer. He co-founded Chinese Internet giant Tencent in 1998. In 2007, he launched the Chinese Internet industry' s first charity foundation with his partners - the Tencent Charity Foundation - of which he remains honorary chairman.

Apart from his charity work with the Tencent network, Mr Chen undertakes other education philanthropy. Since 2009, he has been supporting the Wuhan College, a private non-profit university in China.

OUR SPEAKERS
Professor Anant AGARWAL
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX
Dr Patrick AWUAH
Founder, Aseshi University
Ms Vicky COLBERT
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2017; Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva
Ms Yaneth GIHA
Minister of Education, Colombia
Mr Alvin GRAYLIN
China President, HTC
Professor Larry HEDGES
Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018; Chair of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University
Mr Clive LEE
Chief Executive Officer, the Yidan Prize
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
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
Dr Cathy SEELEY
Educator, popular speaker and author; Expert on "Constructive Struggling"
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
Mr David WESTON
Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust; Expert on "Lesson Study"