U.S. News Global Education to Serve as Media Partner for 2017 Yidan Prize Summit

Boston, Mass (December 1, 2017) – U.S. News Global Education will be a media partner for the 2017 Yidan Prize Summit. Held on December 10-11, the event will host more than 250 world leaders, educators, global policymakers, startups, venture capital funds and investors, foundations and NGOs to discuss how to revolutionize education to propel our society into an era of human-machine interdependence.

The event will honor two inaugural Yidan Prize laureates. Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, will receive the Laureate of Yidan Prize for Education Research. Vicky Colbert, founder and director of Fundación Escuela Nueva, will receive the Laureate of Yidan Prize for Education Development.

U.S. News Global Education will provide coverage of the inaugural event where two Yidan Prize laureates will be honored, in addition to the sessions and keynote speakers over the course of the two-day summit. Real-time reporting of the event will be available on U.S. News Global Education website and social media accounts.

“We’re thrilled to be able to be an outlet for the disruptors and game changers of education who will be honored and speaking at the Summit,” said Michael Huckaby, Managing Director of U.S. News Global Education. “As a fellow leader in international education, we hope to showcase some of the innovators of the industry who can help better serve students globally.”

The Yidan Prize Summit, hosted by Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of tech giant Tencent, offers delegates the opportunity to meet the world’s most influential thought leaders in the field of education, to identify and shape solutions to the biggest educational challenges faced by the world today. Through a series of interactive roundtables, debates, LIVE LAB and keynote addresses, the Summit will address issues that define the future of education, including ways to implement innovative learning, close the skills gap in an automated world, investing in educational work that bridges us to a world that has yet to emerge and the critical question of how to achieve education for all by 2030. At the Summit, the Economist Intelligence Unit will drive an in-depth discussion around Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, a global study on education across 35 economies, commissioned by the Yidan Prize Foundation.

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