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 Sugata MITRA
Professor, Educational Technology; Pioneer, "Hole in the Wall" experiment

Sugata MITRA is Professor and Principal Research Investigator at Newcastle University in England. He was born in Calcutta, India in 1952 and is a physicist by training. He has worked on Organic Semiconductors, Energy Storage Systems, Bots, Remote Presence, complex dynamical systems and, particularly on Children, the Internet and Learning. Since 1999, his experiments on unsupervised learning amongst groups of children, popularly referred to as the 'Hole in the Wall', 'Self Organised Learning Environments' (SOLEs) and 'The School in the Cloud' experiments, have received worldwide attention. He sees the Internet as an enabler for learning to become an emergent phenomenon in the 21st Century networked environment. He is a recipient of many awards, among them, the million-dollar TED Prize in 2013.

OUR SPEAKERS
Professor Anant AGARWAL
Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018; Founder and CEO, edX
Dr Patrick AWUAH
Founder, Aseshi University
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
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"