Date
10 Dec 2018
Location
Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Yidan Prize Summit 2018
Rt Hon Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, discussed the importance of pushing education for girls, and addressed creating safe spaces for educating children in conflict zones and improving standards in education worldwide.
The Yidan Prize Summit 2018 was attended by over 400 delegates from six continents and featured the prize’s second cycle of laureates, Professor Larry Hedges and Professor Anant Agarwal, as well as an impressive line-up of the foremost minds in education, policy, business and philanthropy.

The summit’s overarching theme was “Educating for the Future: HOW?”, which featured discussions on how innovative educational approaches can better equip students with the skills needed for life and work in the future. The summit program included sessions focusing on evidence-based education policy, deployment of innovative educational models and utilisation of technology to improve educational outcomes, lifelong learning and effective education philanthropy.

The event featured keynote addresses from distinguished speakers, including Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent; HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands; Mrs Graça Machel, Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian; and the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom.
Program
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7:30am – Registration
8am – Welcome remarks

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize

8:15am – Opening keynote address

Co-creating the Educational System – The Power of Shared Learning by HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

8:45am – In conversation with Yidan Prize Laureates 2018

Professor Larry V. Hedges, Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate

Professor Anant Agarwal, Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate

9:30am – Networking session
10am – Policymakers’ debate

Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education, South Africa

Yaneth Giha, Former Minister of Education, Colombia

10:30am – In conversation with Terry Virts

Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut and Author of “View From Above”

11am – Special keynote address: Education in developing countries

Graça Machel, Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian

11:15am – Growing the right talent for tomorrow: How emerging markets business leaders can play a role

Ruben Vardanyan, Founder and Chairman of PHILIN and Co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

11:45pm – Lunch break
12:45pm – Educational methods that work: How to deploy new models

Ng Pak Tee, Author of “Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes”, member of the Global Education Innovation (GEI) Lab

Dennis Littky, Co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound

David Weston, Chief Executive of Teacher Development Trust and an expert on “Lesson Study”

Cathy Seeley, Educator, popular speaker and author; expert on “Constructive Struggling”

Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology and pioneer of “Hole in the Wall” experiment

1:30pm – Networking session
2pm – EDTech: The next generation’s way of learning

Chi Yufeng, Founder of Beijing Hongen Education and Technology Co., Founder and Chairmen of Perfect World Group

2:15pm – Technology reshaping education: How to make it a reality

Alvin Graylin, China President of HTC

Gareth Stockdale, CEO of Micro:bit

Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation

2:50pm – Education technology lab
3:25pm – Closing keynote address: The struggle of our generation

Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer

3:55pm to 4:10pm – Closing remarks

Clive Lee, CEO, Yidan Prize Foundation

Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize, gave welcome remarks on the Yidan Prize Summit 2018.
The opening keynote speaker, HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, delivered an opening speech “Co-creating the educational system: the power of shared learning”, shared how to achieve co-creating and what is required for long lasting success.
Special keynote speaker Mrs Graça Machel, Child Rights Advocate and Humanitarian, said investment in girls’ education is not optional. It is a national imperative and the responsibility of all.
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Welcome Remarks by Dr Charles Chen Yidan
Opening Keynote Address by HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | In Conversation with Yidan Prize Laureates 2018
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Policymakers’ Debate
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | In Conversation with Astronaut Terry Virts
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Special Keynote Address by Mrs Graça Machel
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Growing the Right Talent For Tomorrow
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Educational Methods That Work: How to Deploy New Models
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Technology Reshaping Education: How to Make It A Reality
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Education Technology Lab
Yidan Prize Summit 2018 | Closing Keynote Address by the Rt Hon Gordon Brown
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