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Stephen Smith to speak in Hong Kong about technology

USC Shoah Foundation Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith will talk about how technology reshapes education in Hong King next week at the Yidan Prize Summit 2018.

Smith will be part of a panel discussion titled “Technology Reshaping Education: How to Make it a Reality.” 

The topic of the conference is “Educating the Future: How?” 

“Advances in technology mean our daily lives are changing at an ever-accelerating pace,” according to the Yidan Prize website. “What we’re teaching the youth of today might not be what is needed tomorrow, resulting in a skills gap in the workplace. The great challenge facing the world is how to address this. What steps can be taken to ensure education meets future needs? Some of the world’s leading policymakers, business leaders, philanthropists, educators and innovators will gather in Hong Kong to discuss practical steps to achieve this goals.”

Created in 2016 by Chen Yidan, the prize was established to recognize innovators and those who have made a significant contribution to education. It includes two annual awards the Yidan Prize for Education Development and the Yidan Prize for Education Research. The awards are the largest education prizes in education.

The presentations will be live streamed at https://summit.yidanprize.org. Smith is scheduled to present 2:15 p.m. Monday, but because of the time difference, it will be shown at 10:15 p.m. Sunday (PT).