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.

OWN FUTURE SPEAKERS

OWN Future Speakers exemplify the qualities of versatility, curiosity, and independence, and have found success in their OWN way. Their diverse backgrounds in education and life will provide inspiration for Students to begin thinking about their OWN futures.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – 2016

Time Room A Room B Room C Room D Room E Room F Room G
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:35 (Session 1) Laurel Chor Dason Ying Stephen Lee Steffi Lopez Gonzales Cheryl Leung Stephanie Cheung
10:45 – 11:20 (Session 2) Laurel Chor Dason Ying Stephen Lee Steffi Lopez Gonzales Cheryl Leung Stephanie Cheung AIA Emerging Entrepreneur Challenge Exhibition
11:30 – 12:05 (Session 3) Sidney Tang Christian Yang Shormi Ahmed Martin Li Caius Chung Marc Allante
12:15 – 12:50 (Session 4) Sidney Tang Christian Yang Shormi Ahmed Martin Li Caius Chung Marc Allante
13:00 – 13:50 Lunch
14:00 – 14:35 (Session 5) Kimberly Carder Katy Cheung Laura Cheung David Zhu Harry Oram Vicky Chung
14:45 – 15:20 (Session 6) Kimberly Carder Katy Cheung Laura Cheung David Zhu Harry Oram Vicky Chung
15:30 – 16:05 (Session 7) Tony Verb Brian Woo Stephanie Cuvelier Ben Tse Constantinos Spandagos Ho Yin Cheung
16:15 – 16:50 (Session 8) Tony Verb Brian Woo Stephanie Cuvelier Ben Tse Constantinos Spandagos Ho Yin Cheung
17:00 – 17:35 (Session 9) Aaron Lam Stephanie Wong Andrea Borghesan Michael Campion Kenny Cheung Sang Hwang
17:45 – 18:20 (Session 10) Aaron Lam Stephanie Wong Andrea Borghesan Michael Campion Kenny Cheung Sang Hwang
Time Topic of Sharing Who
10:00 – 10:45 Educate, Innovate and Integrate Steve Monaghan, Regional Director and Head of Edge (Group Innovation), AIA Group
10:50 – 11:35 Mindfulness & Parenting Margaret Van, Mindfulness Trainer from Mindful Moment Education & Consulting
11:40 – 12:10 Trust Your Kids and Let Them Play Mohammmed Saif Qureshi, Entrepreneur in Residence at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
12:20 – 13:00 Raising Critical Thinkers Kevin Quinn, English Teacher at Chinese International School
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 – 14:50 Fear, Failure, Wisdom Benjamin Tse, Founder Director of Hundredfold Studios
15:00 – 15:45 Portfolio-building: Learning & Living Up to My OWN Potential Angelina Lo, Founder Director of CreativeKids
16:00 – 16:45 Tech Reality Check: The Skills Needed Today to be Successful Tomorrow Chris Geary, CEO of BSD Code and Design Academy
17:00 – 17:45 Passion and Careers in Preparation for UK/US/HK University Admissions Jennifer Ma, Co-Founder of Arch Education
17:50 – 18:15 CCC Kung Lee College Agnes Yu, Vice Principal of CCC Kung Lee College

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

STUDENTS

FREE

Can attend up to max of 10 Students Speakers

PARENTS

FREE

With access to all Parent Speaker Series

OWN PARTNERS

SPONSORS

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OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS

DESIGN SPONSOR

PRODUCTION SPONSORS

WATER SPONSOR

iPad SPONSOR

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

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