WHAT IS OWN FUTURE?

OWN Future is OWN Academy’s awareness arm.

On April 30, 2016, OWN Academy partnered with South China Morning Post’s Education Post to create OWN Future Fair, a special occasion filled with authentic career perspectives to encourage Students and Parents to explore Students’ passion pathways. Over 30 inspiring thought leaders from different vocations and industries shared their life and career journeys in an intimate classroom setting.

These shared experiences deconstructed the complexity and misconceptions often attached to certain jobs in an understandable manner to encourage students to start thinking about their directions in life.

 

Ultimately, the purpose of this fair was for students to find out more about the career and life paths they were interested in and explore new industries they were unfamiliar with. Last but not least, Parents’ role in facilitating Students’ success could not be understated. A series of Parent speakers was curated to help guide the 21st Century Parents to better understand their children and how to help them navigate in today’s matrix world.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – 2016

Time Music Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7
10:00 – 10:45 Registration
10:45 – 11:00 Opening Remarks
11:00 – 11:25 Yoga with Jessica Lee Berkouk-Schlesier (Fashion) Kaufman (Aviation) Leung Hayes (Media / Social Entrepreneurship) Cheung (Internet / Digital Marketing) Du (Real Estate) Cheung (F&B)
11:30 – 11:55 Yoga with Jessica Lee Berkouk-Schlesier (Fashion) Kaufman (Aviation) Leung Hayes (Media / Social Entrepreneurship) Cheung (Internet / Digital Marketing) Du (Real Estate) Cheung (F&B)
12:00 – 12:25 Yoga with Jessica Lee Berkouk-Schlesier (Fashion) Kaufman (Aviation) Leung Hayes (Media / Social Entrepreneurship) Cheung (Internet / Digital Marketing) Cheung (F&B)
12:30 – 12:55 Jerry Sun (Musician) Yip (Creative) Chiu (Recruitment) Ting (Film / Actor) Wong (Sustainability / Digital Publishing) McLaughlin (Technology) Tsui (IT / Data Science)
13:00 – 13:25 Jerry Sun (Musician) Yip (Creative) Chiu (Recruitment) Ting (Film / Actor) Wong (Sustainability / Digital Publishing) McLaughlin (Technology) Tsui (IT / Data Science)
13:30 – 13:55 Jerry Sun (Musician) Phoebe Miu (Photography) Yip (Creative) Chiu (Recruitment) Ting (Film / Actor) Wong (Sustainability / Digital Publishing) Lippencott (Blockchain) Wong (YouTuber)
14:00 – 14:25 DJ Demonstration and Practice with Ken Cendron (Finance + DJ) Chan (Financial Technology) Siu (Non-Profit) Wong Raphaël (Craft Brewery) Cheung (Venture Philanthropy) Lippencott (Blockchain) Wong (YouTuber)
14:30 – 14:55 DJ Demonstration and Practice with Ken Cendron (Finance + DJ) Chan (Financial Technology) Siu (Non-Profit) Wong Raphaël (Craft Brewery) Cheung (Venture Philanthropy) Chung (Law) Li (Technology)
15:00 – 15:25 DJ Demonstration and Practice with Ken Cendron (Finance + DJ) Chan (Financial Technology) Siu (Non-Profit) Wong Raphaël (Craft Brewery) Cheung (Venture Philanthropy) Chung (Law) Li (Technology)
15:30 – 15:55 Kwok (Legal) Hira (Fashion Retailing) Lo (Real Estate) Leung (Fashion / Media Publishing) Yip (Student / Ed Tech) van Schayik (PR / Communications) Daryanani (Film / TV / Production)
16:00 – 16: 25 Screening of “Creativity Is…. ” with Sharon Yeung & Ron Tan Kwok (Legal) Hira (Fashion Retailing) Lo (Real Estate) Leung (Fashion / Media Publishing) Yip (Student / Ed Tech) van Schayik (PR / Communications) Daryanani (Film / TV / Production)
16:30 – 16: 55 Q & A with Sharon Yeung & Ron Tan Kwok (Legal) Hira (Fashion Retailing) Lo (Real Estate) Leung (Fashion / Media Publishing) van Schayik (PR / Communications) Daryanani (Film / TV / Production)
Time Topic Speakers / Panelists
9:30 – 10:15 Registration
10:15 – 10:45 “Creativity Is….” Natalie Chan
10:45 – 10:55 Opening Remarks Natalie Chan
11:00 – 11:40 Manifestation of Applied Creativity Bryan Bentley, Rocky Yip, Sara Mao
11:45 – 12:15 The Emerging World of Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Alex Yamashita, Jane Lippencott
12:15 – 13:10 Lunch
12:45 – 12:55 Group Dronefie
13:15 – 13:55 Beyond Entrepreneurship HoYin Cheung, Kevin Wong, Janice Leung
14:00 – 14:40 Hardware, IoT, Data Science Bay McLaughlin, Ben Wong, Jaclyn Tsui
14:45 – 15:05 Moon + Earth = Mearth Space Program David Goldsmith
15:10 – 15:30 The Innovation Equation Peter Dingle
15:35 – 16:15 Who’s Hiring? Where are the Millenials going? Nathan Khan, Philip Chiu, Matt Cheung
16:20 – 16:35 Unique Parenting Approaches and Experiences – Part 1 Steve Hackman, Cam & Arni Highfield
16:40 – 17:05 Unique Parenting Approaches and Experiences – Part 2 Deepa Gupta, Joey Law
17:10 – 17:40 How Do All These Tie In with the Admissions Process? Gerry Chu
17:40 – 17:45 Closing Remarks Natalie Chan
WORKSHOPS
Time Room 8 Room 9 Room 10 Covered Playground Open Area
10:00 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:25 Design Thinking with Kevin Wong How to make a Podcast Episode with Regina Larko Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
11:30 – 11:55 Design Thinking with Kevin Wong How to make a Podcast Episode with Regina Larko Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
12:00 – 12:25 Design Thinking with Kevin Wong How to seize self-enhancement opportunities with William Du How to make a Podcast Episode with Regina Larko Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
12:30 – 12:55 How to seize self-enhancement opportunities with William Du How to make a Podcast Episode with Regina Larko
13:00 – 13:25 Knitting with Vicky Chung How to seize self-enhancement opportunities with William Du
13:30 – 13:55 Knitting with Vicky Chung Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
14:00 – 14:25 LinkedIn 101 for parents and students with Nathan Khan Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
14:30 – 14:55 OWN Your Brand with Ian Wong & Anne Berry LinkedIn 101 for parents and students with Nathan Khan Parents Mentoring and Life Coaching with Deepa Gupta Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
15:00 – 15:25 OWN Your Brand with Ian Wong & Anne Berry Parents Mentoring and Life Coaching with Deepa Gupta Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
15:30 – 15:55 OWN Your Brand with Ian Wong & Anne Berry Media Training with Harold Li Parents Mentoring and Life Coaching with Deepa Gupta Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
16:00 – 16: 25 Media Training with Harold Li Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones
16:30 – 16: 55 Media Training with Harold Li Drone Pilot Training Building Inspection Zone with Drones

HOW DOES IT WORK?

OWN Future Fair is designed to compliment schools’ counseling services and provide an opportunity for parents and counselors to have a conversation with the students about their future. A fair for students to explore the vast variety of industries and vocations through 30 student speakers. To make the experience more meaningful, we encourage parents and counselors to pre-select speakers with the students before they attend on the day.

Step 1: Check out the profiles of all speakers. Identify those you are interested in attending. Notice Student speakers may have conflicting schedules.
Step 2: Register ticket with the button below. You will receive a confirmation email with a QR Code.
Step 3: We look forward to seeing you on April 30th! Kindly arrive 15 mins before your first speaker session for registration.

TICKET PRICES

ESF STUDENTS

FREE

With access to all Student Speaker Series

ESF PARENTS

FREE

With access to all Parent Speaker Series

NON ESF STUDENTS

$100

With access to all Student Speaker Series

NON ESF PARENTS

$200

With access to all Parent Speaker Series

OWN PARTNERS

SPONSORS

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