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 Patrick AWUAH
Founder, Aseshi University

Patrick Awuah is the Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana, a not-for-profit institution that is recognized as one of the finest universities in Africa. Under Patrick' s leadership, Ashesi has created a curriculum and model grounded in the liberal arts that fosters critical thinking, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership.

Prior to founding Ashesi in 2002, Patrick gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to completion as a project manager at Microsoft, including spearheading the development of dial-up internetworking technologies. He holds bachelor' s degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College, and earned an MBA from UC Berkeley' s Haas School of Business before returning to his native Ghana.

Patrick' s vision and leadership have been recognized on a global scale. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a winner of the WISE Prize for Education (2017), and a member of the Order of the Volta - one of Ghana' s highest honors. In 2015, Patrick was named one of the World' s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune.

Patrick' s vision is an African renaissance driven by a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders.

OUR SPEAKERS
Professor Anant AGARWAL
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX
Dr Charles CHEN Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize
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"