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
Mr Terry VIRTS
NASA Astronaut and Author of View From Above

Terry VIRTS is a former NASA astronaut and colonel in the United States Air Force. He is a veteran of two spaceflights, a two-week mission onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2010 and a 200-day flight to the Space Station in 2014/2015.

While Terry was in space he took over 300,000 still images, more than on any other space mission, and was an integral part of filming and starring in the recent IMAX film "A Beautiful Planet," narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. His book, "View From Above," is a National Geographic work that combines some of his best photographs from space with stories of spaceflight, perspectives on life on earth, and our place in the cosmos.

Terry's other recent projects include co-hosting National Geographic's coverage of the 2017 eclipse, using his drone and cinematographer skills to film great white sharks off the coast of Mexico and visiting and filming in Antarctica and the South Pole. He is currently working on a television project which will feature a variety of unique regions of earth, as seen from space.

Terry also speaks extensively throughout Asia and Europe, sharing his awesome experiences and surprising perspectives on our planet's environment and global wealth. He is an expert on the importance of strategy and vision, innovation, and intercultural leadership. Terry speaks French and Russian and has lived and worked extensively abroad, bringing a unique and powerful perspective on today's global environment.

OUR SPEAKERS
The Rt Hon Gordon BROWN
UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mrs Graca MACHEL
Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian
Professor Anant AGARWAL
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX
Dr Patrick AWUAH
Founder, Aseshi University and former Microsoft employee
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 Vicky COLBERT
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2017; Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva
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
Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018; Chair of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University
Dr Julian HUPPERT
Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge
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
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
Ms Grace PANDOR
Minister of Higher Education, South Africa
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
Mr Gareth STOCKDALE
CEO, Micro:bit Educational Foundation
Ms Trisha SURESH
Senior Consultant, Public Policy Consulting, the Economist Intelligence Unit
Mr Ruben VARDANYAN
Impact investor and social entrepreneur
Ms Rana WEHBE
Senior Editor-Special Projects Forbes Asia
Mr David WESTON
Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust; Expert on "Lesson Study"