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
Professor Larry HEDGES
Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018; Chair of the Department of Statistics, Northwestern University

Chairman of the Department of Statistics, Board of Trustees Professor of Statistics; Education and Social Policy; Psychology; and Medical Social Sciences, and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Chicago is the Yidan Prize Laureate for Education Research 2018.

Professor Larry HEDGES is one of the most influential applied statisticians in the world. His work in educational policy allows policymakers, educators and the general public to see the evidence for "what works" in the field of education, and makes it possible to take a scientific approach to improving education for future generations.

Professor HEDGES has authored or co-authored ten books and numerous journal articles, including the seminal Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis (with I. Olkin, Elsevier, 1985) and The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis (with H. Cooper and J. Valentine, Russell Sage, 2009). He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Statistical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He is also a member of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, which established an annual endowed lecture in his honor. He was selected to give the inaugural Hedges Lecture in 2016. Professor HEDGES was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2012, and was elected Chair of the Board in 2016.

He was elected "Statistician of the Year" by the Chicago chapter of the American Statistical Association for 2013-14. In 2018, he became the third American to be elected an Honorary Member of the European Association of Methodology.

OUR SPEAKERS
The Rt Hon Gordon BROWN
UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mrs Graça MACHEL
Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian
Professor Anant AGARWAL
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX
Mr Tom BLACKWELL
CEO & Co-founder of EM
Mr Ronnie C. CHAN
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited
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
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
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
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 David WESTON
Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust; Expert on "Lesson Study"
Ms Margaret McCABE
CEO and Founder of Debate Mate
Mr Arnold CHAN
Founder and CEO of non-profit Teach4HK
Ms Peggy CHOI
Founder and CEO of knowledge-sharing platform Lynk
Mr Lavine HEMLANI
Co-founder and CEO of ed-tech company Xcelerate
Mr Lee WILLIAMSON
Editor, Generation T Asia