Date
04 Mar 2019
Location
Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK
Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe 2019
The two 2018 Yidan Prize laureates, Professor Larry Hedges and Professor Anant Agarwal Laureate had an in-depth discussion with educators at at the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe 2019 taking place in Jesus College, University of Cambridge

At the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe 2019, an array of globally renowned speakers gathered to discuss how education can be improved to better meet the challenges of tomorrow. The conference featured debates on what makes a great education and discussions on the roles NGOs, assessments, EdTech and data play in education.

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9am – Registration and refreshments
9:30am – Welcome

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize

Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Professor Ian White, Master, Jesus College, Cambridge

Professor Anna Vignoles, Jesus College and the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

10am – Laureate lecture

Professor Larry Hedges, Northwestern University, Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate 2018

Followed by discussion – interlocutor, Professor Anna Vignoles, Jesus College and the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

11:15am – Refreshment break
11:45am – “What makes a great education?”

Dr Bo Stjerne Thomsen, LEGO Foundation

Professor Paul Ramchandani, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

April Golden, Global Partnership for Education

Caitlin Baron, Luminos Fund (Chair)

12:45pm – Lunch

West Court Dining Room and Bawden Room, West Court

1:45pm – “The role of international NGOs in promoting education”

Xiang Wang, Clover Youth

Eleanor Chapman, Schools Plus

Lisa Walker, CamFed

Professor Susan Robertson, University of Cambridge (Chair)

2:45pm – Laureate lecture

Professor Anant Agarwal, EdX, Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate 2018

Followed by discussion – interlocutor, Dr Sara Hennessy, University of Cambridge

4pm – Refreshment break
4:30pm – Keynote lecture

Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive of the Behavioral Insights Team and National What Works Advisor

5pm – Launch: Worldwide Educating for the Future Index

Trisha Suresh, Economist Intelligence Unit

5:20pm – “What is assessment for?”

Trisha Suresh, Economist Intelligence Unit

Nunzio Quacquarelli, QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Tim Oates, Cambridge Assessment

Dr Julian Huppert, Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge (Chair)

6pm – Summary and conclusion

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, and Director, Yidan Prize Foundation

Professor Anna Vignoles, Jesus College and the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Dr Julian Huppert, Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge

6:30pm to 7pm – Drinks reception
Welcoming remarks by Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize at the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe
Welcoming remarks by Professor Stephen J. Toope, Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge at the Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe
Yidan Prize Conference Series: Europe | Opening Remarks by Dr Charles Chen Yidan