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formally called THE ADE CONFERENCE


november 8 & 9, 2024

An inclusive, multilingual conference, FREE for all educators.

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The Future of Learning Conference aims to unite a

community of forward-thinking educators to share ideas, collaborate,

and discover innovative methods for authentic learning.

- Ed Chang, #ADE2015

Future of Learning Conference Founder & #FOLHK Conference Chair

Our Core Values

In collaboration with Future of Learning Southeast Asia Team


We value the power of creativity and encourage the development of innovative approaches and

solutions to improve teaching and learning. We embrace new ideas, methodologies, and

technologies that can foster creative thinking among learners.


Innovation in education places the focus on the learner at the center. We value personalized

and learner-centric approaches that recognize the uniqueness of the individual learner.

We promote learner agency, engagement, and active participation in the learning process.


We uphold high standards of ethical conduct, integrity, and professionalism. We demonstrate fairness and equity, and promote an inclusive learning environment by fostering positive relationships. We embrace a culture of lifelong learning through reflection, evaluation, and adaptation.

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Keynote Speaker: Peng WU

Peng is the Program Director of Research at Stellar Capacity, a globally leading education company advancing digital knowledge and skills in leaders and organizations. He works at the intersection of technology growth and digital transformation in society, economy, and politics, focusing on Generative AI and its impacts.

Born in China, educated in the United States, and currently residing in Europe, Peng understands the importance of bridging between the various outlooks and cultures of our globally networked society and is able to speak to the societal nuances in Chinese, American, and European audiences.

Peng draws deep industry experience from his previous roles within the maritime industry, where he specialized in logistics and trade as the former VP of Operations for one of the largest privately-owned fleets in the US. During his time at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Peng's focus was on sustainable urban planning with a specialty in data, technology, and social sustainability. As Director of Research at Stellar Capacity, Peng worked with and repeatedly lectured with industry leaders such as AstraZeneca, Activision Blizzard, Epiroc, as well as government organizations such as the Swedish Air Force.

Utilizing the insight gained from his work and research, Peng is passionate about mobilizing leaders and organizations to develop their skills and mindsets to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by accelerating technological change. He has a particular focus on understanding how Generative AI technology and tools can be implemented within organizations and the implications of their adoption for leadership and ways of working.

Keynote Sessions by Peng Wu

Day 1 - Morning Sessions (8:00-13:00)

For Leadership Only

Leadership: The Shape of the School in an AI-Empowered Future: The State of the Art and Possible Visions

  • The morning sessions will be catered to educators currently in leadership roles who are the change-makers in their schools/institutions. These roles could range from Board of Governors, Heads of Schools, Principals, Vice/Assistant Principals, Directors, Curriculum/Coaches, etc).
  • Limited capacity.
  • Light refreshments and lunch are provided.

Day 1 - Afternoon Sessions (13:00-16:00)

For All Educators

Keynote: (Re)Learning how to Learn - Schools, Educators, and Students in the Age of AI

  • This is the public opening for FOLHK 2024.
  • These sessions are open to all educators who registered.
  • Light refreshments are provided.

Day 2 - Morning/Afternoon Session (8:30-16:00)

For All Educators

Keynote: TBD

Closing: What's Next? Critical Skills to Empower Education in the Near Future

  • These sessions are open to all educators who registered.
  • Light refreshments and lunch are provided.



The Future of Learning Hong Kong Conference theme, Adaptability, extends beyond the classroom. It acknowledges all learners' diverse needs and backgrounds, providing personalized learning experiences.

It empowers individuals to acquire new knowledge and skills, preparing them for future changes. Ultimately, adaptability in education aims to create resilient individuals who can succeed in a dynamic and unpredictable future and embrace lifelong learning.

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Friday, Nov 8


Leadership Registration


Welcome / Coffee & Light Snacks


Leadership Keynote


Break / Transition


Leadership Workshop Choice 1


Break / Transition


Leadership Workshop Choice 2


Lunch Provided


General Public Registration


#FOLHK Welcome Address


Opening Keynote


Break / Transition


Workshop Choice 1


Break / Transition


Workshop Choice 2


End of Day 1

saturday, Nov 9




Welcome / Coffee & Light Snacks




Break / Transition


Workshop Choice 3


Break / Transition


Workshop Choice 4


Break / Transition




Lunch Provided


Workshop Choice 5


Break / Transition


Workshop Choice 6


Break / Transition


Closing Keynote


Closing Remarks / End of #FOLHK

Conference Schedule

Apply to Present

Each workshop will be 50 minutes on the theme of ADAPTABILITY.

Workshop strands range from the early years to secondary, including specialists, leadership, STEAM, well-being, innovation, and more!

To present at #FOLHK, you must be either an Apple Teacher, Apple Learning Coach, or Apple Distinguished Educator


The History

The Future of Learning Hong Kong [formally the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) Conference] aims to gather local and international educators to learn from Apple Teachers and Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) who create with Apple technologies. These educators encompass the beliefs and values of sharing authentic practices and promoting powerful ideas for improving teaching and learning for the diverse participants in our Hong Kong community. All registered and attending participants received a certificate of participation.

This conference was the first of its kind, created and organized by Apple Distinguished Educators of HK in 2019.

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Future of Learning 2019

Keynote: Carl Hooker

Conference Theme: Futuristic Thinking, Failure, Fear, and Risk-Taking

Follow Carl Hooker on X (formerly Twitter) @mrhooker and his blog: Futuristic Thinking, Failure, Fear, and Risk-taking.

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On 9 November 2019, Chinese International School (CIS) hosted the 1st ADEHK Conference, Create the Future of Learning: Futuristic Thinking, Failure, Fear, and Risk-taking. This theme suggests that for our learners to be future-ready, we must understand that failure and risk-taking are a part of the learning process.

Over 200 participants attended!

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Future of Learning 2023

Keynote: Holly Clark

Conference Theme: The Power of Play

Follow Holly Clark on X (formerly Twitter) @HollyClarkEdu and her blog: Infused Classroom.

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On 11 November 2023, Chinese International School (CIS) hosted the 2nd ADEHK Conference, The Power of Play. This theme emphasizes that play is an essential and valuable learning experience, potentially enhancing various aspects of our lives.

Over 300 participants attended!

View all tweets from the event using: #ADEHK2023

The Committee

All Future of Learning Conference Committee members are Apple Distinguished Educators and full-time educators who volunteer their time to organize this event. Their primary goal is to create an inclusive, multilingual platform for professional development and knowledge-sharing within the local and international education community in Hong Kong and beyond.

Apple Distinguished Educators are:

Trusted Advisors | Authentic Authors | Passionate Advocates | Global Ambassadors

Ed Chang, ADE 2015

@_ EdShare

Future of Learning Conference Founder,

#FOLHK Committee Chair,

Primary Teacher & Head of Year 2

Chinese International School

Sandra Chow, ADE 2019


Director of Digital and Innovative Learning

Keystone Academy

Levent Erdogan, ADE 2019


Director of Digital Innovation

Bloom Academy

Praise Ma, EdD, ADE 2010


MS Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, Department Leader of Middle School Social Studies

Hong Kong International School

Keric Lee, ADE 2019


Head of English Dept , eLearning Lead, 21st Century Learning Curriculum Director

S.K.H. Yuen Chen Maun Chen Jubilee Primary School

Jason Prohaska, ADE 2011


Educational Technologies Lead

English Schools Foundation Centre (ESF)

Ryan Krakofsky, ADE 2019


Head of Primary Technology

The ISF Academy

Vera Chen, ADE 2015


Lower School Chinese Team Leader

Canadian International School of HK

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From North Point (~ 20 mins)

  • Bus 85 or 27, and get off at the bus depot on Braemar Hill

From Causeway Bay (~15 mins)

  • Take the 25 minibus on Paterson Street and get off at the bus depot on Braemar Hill

From Tin Hau (~15 mins)

  • Take the 49 minibus from Tin Hau bus depot and get off at the bus depot on Braemar Hill

Large buses that arrive on Braemar Hill

  • 23B, 25, 27, 41A, 85, 108

Conference Address

Chinese International School (CIS)

1 Hau Yuen Path, North Point, Hong Kong



  • Entrance is at the Moongate
  • There is no onsite parking for this event.

Conference Hotel

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour

1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point (852) 3672 1234

** Special conference rate until 7 Oct 2024 **

  • Virtual Tour Link
  • Hotel Reservation (click here)
    • Rooms are subject to availability
    • Dates can be amended on top of the first page

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For more information, please get in touch with folhk@cis.edu.hk

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