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

Dr Dennis LITTKY is the co-founder and co-director of The Met School, Big Picture Learning and founder and President of College Unbound. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. As an educator, Dennis has a reputation for working up against the edge of convention and out of the box, turning tradition on its head and delivering concrete results. From 2000-2010 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave Big Picture Learning 20 million dollars to replicate The Met School nationally and internationally. Currently there is a network of 113 schools, 52 across the country, 40 in Australia and 21 in the Netherlands.

Dr LITTKY holds a double Ph.D. in psychology and education from the University of Michigan. His work as a principal at Thayer Junior/Senior High School in Winchester, N.H. is featured in an NBC movie, A Town Torn Apart based on the book Doc: The Story of Dennis LITTKY and His Fight for a Better School. In 2004, he wrote (along with Samantha Grabelle) The Big Picture: Education is Everyone' s Business, which went on to win the Association of Educational Publishers' top award for nonfiction in 2005. In 2003, Dennis was recognized as a leader in education and awarded the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Fast Company ranked LITTKY #4 among the top 50 Innovators of 2004, and the George Lucas Educational Foundation recently selected Dennis as part of their Daring Dozen. Dennis was awarded the New England Higher Education Excellence Award in 2011.

Presently, Dr LITTKY' s focus is on College Unbound, a college that allows adults to earn a Bachelor' s degree while creating a project around their interest and working full-time. The innovative college is rethinking how we educate the 37 million adults, who started college but didn't finish.

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
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
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