supported Asia's first IB World Student Conference
Cyberport has partnered with The University of Hong Kong and International
Baccalaureate to bring to Asia its first ever IB World Student Conference. Part
of the five day conference, which kicked off on 12 August, included interactive
tours of the digital hub's Technology Centre, Mobility Experience Centre and
hands-on learning sessions with its resident entrepreneurs. The closing ceremony
was took place at Cyberport on 16 August.
The conference provided an opportunity for around 150 high school students from
26 countries/regions to visit Hong Kong and explore how they can use the range
of available online tools responsibly and positively to effect change and find
solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
The theme of the conference: "iResponsibility: Explore How We Engage in the
Online World" featured interactive sessions and workshops taught by industry
leaders and academics, many of whom are The University of Hong Kong alumni and
some are Cyberport incubatees including the founders of IT Wake Limited, Alan
Chiang, Eric Au Yeung, Ken Law and Live it China's Founder, Julian Gaertner, who
have built up successful entrepreneurship projects.
"Educating the next generation about the future of technology and how this can
shape the world is one of our priorities. Collaborating on this conference has,
in part, moved us closer towards this goal," said Winnie Wong, Cyberport's Head
"IB students from around the world were excited to see the support that Cyberport offers to young ICT entrepreneurs, and the ideas and understanding
that came from their Cyberport visits formed the basis for the development, with
their teachers, of plans for socially relevant projects -- which they will be
carrying forward to the "Creativity-Action-Service" component of their IB
studies," said professor John Spinks, Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at
The University of Hong Kong.